Your cruise adventure around the islands of the Antarctic Peninsula begins when you board Hans Hansson. The ship’s small size allows us to navigate places few vessels can, and with only 12 passengers, shore excursions last longer and can be customized to passenger expectations. As you ply iceberg-laden waters around the Antarctic Peninsula, every direction offers a stunning new vista.
Each day brings morning, afternoon or full-day landings—all are adventures filled with possibilities for exploring the flora and fauna of Antarctica. See the Antarctic skua, referred to as a kleptoparasite, because of its penchant for attacking other seabirds and stealing their food. View breeding colonies of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins, plus the krill-rich waters just offshore, which attract a variety of aquatic life, including humpback whales. Leopard, Antarctic fur, Weddell and crabeater seals often visit, occasionally catching a ride on an iceberg.
Keep your camera handy in case you spot the southern giant petrel, a seabird that eats everything from krill to carrion, and when threatened responds by spraying predators with oil produced in its stomach.