Antarctica cruises often explore the Antarctic peninsula, which is labeled Graham Land on this map. A few touch base at the South Orkney Islands. Our expedition cruise on the Hapag-Lloyd Hanseatic
sailed south into the Weddell Sea, allowing the passengers to get a close look at Elephant Island
from our Zodiacs, and then putting us ashore on Paulet Island to see the Adelie penguin colonies. The Hanseatic
then sailed back north through the iceberg alley of the Weddell Sea and around the tip of the Antarctic peninsula (shown as Graham Land in this picture). We visited several islands on the west coast of the peninsula and went ashore on the continent of Antarctica at Paradise Bay.