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Cruises visiting Half Moon Island & all Half Moon Island cruises for  2019-2020

Currently we have no major cruise ships visiting Half Moon Island in the 2019-2021 seasons.

Future sailings will be shown here as they become available, and alternative ports in the region can be viewed at Antarctica Cruises. Please contact one of our cruise specialists today on 1800 121 187 if you require further assistance.

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Half Moon Island is part of the South Shetland Islands, just north of Livingstone Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region. It has a sizable rookery of Chinstrap penguins and the level of activity in a penguin colony is absolutely amazing. Whales are often seen patrolling the shores, so it not surprising to see the remains of an old whaling boat. There are also nesting Antarctic terns and Kelp gulls, as well as numerous fur seals, which can look just like the scattered rocks! This small island offers stunning views of surrounding mountains.

The island is used as a stop during Antarctic cruises, especially during November–March. There is a 2,000 m walking track on the southern part of the Island that allows tourists to get a close view of the wildlife, and of the surrounding mountainous scenery of nearby Livingston and Greenwich Islands. The path begins on the south side of Menguante Cove, runs westwards along the beach to Cámara Base, then turns north along the head of Menguante Cove, and eventually ascends northeastwards to the top of Xenia Hill.

The Argentine Cámara Base is located on the island. It is only accessible by sea and by helicopter as there is no airport of any kind. The naval base is operational occasionally during the summer, but is closed during the winter. Antarctica is notable for being the only continent with no significant land plant life and no native land mammals, reptiles, or amphibians. However, its shoreline serves as a nesting ground for many species of migratory birds and penguins. Don't be fooled by all the ice: Antarctica is a desert. The region's moisture is all tied up in frigid seawater that covers nearly all of the continent, plus surrounding waters.

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Emblematic Antarctica Cruise
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Antarctica in Depth Cruise
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