Jan 01, 2020 - National Geographic Explorer
New Year’s Eve is celebrated in many different ways. There are those who like traditions and those who find new ways to bring in the New Year, never mind the new decade. We got to celebrate it in a very unusual way this year: we were crossing the Antarctic Circle very close to midnight on National Geographic Explorer, meaning we awoke in 2020 aboard the southernmost passenger vessel in the world!
After two days of sailing through the Drake Passage with nothing but ocean in view, we left the confines of the interior of the ship to be in the company of icebergs on our way to Red Rock Ridge, our first landing in the white continent. It was a continental landing, meaning that we would be setting foot on the actual continent of Antarctica—another milestone for the day.
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