New for 2014 – The “Great White Continent” with Tauck and BBC Earth… Floating castles of ice glisten in the warmth of the austral sun... glacial mountains rise from the sea, framed against a radiant sky... in an instant, a bright sun illuminates a floating regatta of ice formations... Explorers throughout the centuries have been mesmerized and captivated by the ice... Today, you are that Antarctic explorer. A specialist wildlife filming kit might include thermal imaging cameras to reveal how animals conserve heat... and specialized microphones to bring normally unheard voices of nature to your ears... Few experiences can compare to the feeling you'll have as you head off on an expeditionary Antarctica cruise to a magnificent glacial continent that defies description. Your adventure begins with two nights in Buenos Aires, where you'll become acclimated to the local time – and culture – with Tauck. Then it's all aboard one of Tauck's newest ships, Le Soléal, for a 10-night cruise to an arctic wonderland where the locals, from penguins and seals to myriad seabirds, welcome you ashore with friendly curiosity. Learn about their life and icy habitats from onboard naturalists who educate and inspire on our Antarctica cruise. And at night, enjoy informal chats, onboard lectures, documentary films and warm camaraderie with fellow explorers, the captain and crew.