New Zealand Antarctic Cruises
Sub Antarctic Islands
A (you need to be in reasonably good health)
|Extra Costs:||Landing fees US$300|
|Departs:||15 December 2013, 23 December 2013, 4 January 2015 - see see departures|
On these New Zealand Antarctic cruises, you can explore rich and interesting wildlife. As you cruise you'll travel with people who have worked these areas for years as they share their knowledge with you.
The plant life of the Sub Antarctic region is rare and unique. Sir Joseph Hooker, botanist aboard Sir James Clark Ross's 1840 Antarctic Expedition, who later became curator of the famous Kew Gardens in England wrote about the plants on these remote islands - the most extraordinary is the Pluerophyllum meadow, a community dominated by the large leafed herbaceous composite, producing a flora display second to none outside the tropics.