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Blog: History
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Celebrating Antarctica Day: The Antarctic Treaty

'Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only' December 1st, 1959: The Antarctic Treaty was signed, forever changing the course of history. Did you know that Antarctica is the only continent in the world that has no native human population? The only human...

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Ghost Stories of Antarctica

Ghosts in Antarctica? You bet! Antarctica has a compelling history filled with tales of bravery, tragedy and remarkable feats. When you think of that, then pair it with its vast white emptiness and wind-swept ice, it’s not hard to transport your imagination into a...

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10 Important Historical Sites in Antarctica

On each of our voyages, we make a point of celebrating the fascinating history of Antarctica. Depending on the itinerary, guests may be lucky enough to experience any number of historical sites. These places can combine incredible beauty, interesting artifacts, and...

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The Incredible Journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton

They call him the ‘Boss’ and he is one of the most famed polar explorers in history. Sir Ernest Shackleton is a man whose name is synonymous with Antarctica and his tale is often referred to as ‘the most remarkable survival story ever told’. Shackleton was born on...

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