Given favourable ice conditions, the goal for the next 3 days will be to sail south of the Antarctic Circle and into Crystal Sound. A favoured landing site here is Detaille Island - home to an abandoned 1950s British science hut.
From here the ship will return in a northerly direction exploring the coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, including a visit to a working scientific base. A hike over the snowy saddle of nearby Winter Island allows exploration of a British Antarctic Survey hut. If the conditions are right, you may be able to camp overnight near here.
Petermann Island is home to Adelie and gentoo penguin rookeries, also offering views of Mounts Shackleton and Scott: towering granite sentinels marking the southern entrance to the Lemaire Channel. Pleneau Island offers more opportunities for shore landings. Just off shore, massive icebergs run a round in the shallows. Constant wind and wave action sculpt these gargantuan chunks of blue ice into fantastic shapes. For many, a zodiac cruise here may well be a highlight of the voyage.