For those who seek additional excitement, some cruises offer optional activities, including skiing, camping, mountaineering, snowshoeing, photography and kayaking. These vary according to the operator, the time of the year, and are, as you would expect, somewhat weather dependent. For many people, the activities of a normal cruise offer ample opportunity to experience the nature, wildlife and experience of the Antarctic. However, these extra activities let you experience the continent that much closer. Whilst many may be an expensive addition, they really do represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They usually must be arranged in advance.
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