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Antarctic Port of Call
Southeast of the tip of South America, the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula has one of the best natural harbors in the world. Formed from volcanic action, Deception Island is a research station with a colorful whaling history. Now a popular stop on the Antarctic cruise route, Deception Island offers some surprising attractions.

Deception Island
Formed when seawater rushed into a volcanic crater, the harbor at Deception Island in the Shetland Islands chain is large, and a lure to visitors who want to swim in volcano-warmed Antarctic waters.

Antarctic Photo Gallery
Antarctic Photo Gallery displays views of the Antarctica iceshelf, wildlife, current and abandoned research stations and vistas of ocean and icebergs.

Antarctic Wildlife Photo Gallery
Cruise ships traversing the Antartic water passages often visit Deception Island in the South Shetland Island chain. Enjoy this sampling of some of the wildlife found on Deception Island and elsewhere in the Antarctic.

Elephant Island Antarctica Pictures
Join About Cruise Guide on a trip ashore to Elephant Island in this photo gallery.

Antarctica Logbook
Cruise on the Hanseatic from Ushuaia via the Falkland Islands - About's Cruise Guide Linda Garrison reports on her cruise.

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