If only I had an extra $11k sitting around.
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Aboard Le Diamant, November 15 to December 06, 2008. 22 days, from $10,980.
On this voyage you will witness the vast number of birds and marine life that make their home in the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, South Georgia, and the Falklands. Watch delightful fur seal pups in their first weeks of life, and observe countless penguins sitting on their eggs, an arduous--and ultimately miraculous--process for the perpetuation of the species. Take Zodiac excursions and nature walks ashore for an intimate look at the incredible wildlife and numerous marine species that live in this harsh environment. Learn about early explorers and visit the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Extend your voyage of discovery with a trip to the World Heritage Site of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.