It’s easy to get lost in Antarctica’s beauty. Majestic, pristine and formidable are a few words that come to mind when describing the world’s fifth largest continent almost completely covered in ice.

It’s not easy to get there, even when traveling aboard the plush Silversea Silver Explorer. But the reward of experiencing Antarctica makes it worth the trek.

Antarctica is one of those places that makes you giddy just watching the terrain change shape from your ship’s window. Equally awe-inspiring is hiking around penguins and other wildlife that look at you as if you’re simply out-of-towners.

As you navigate by zodiac around the mega icebergs, glaciated land masses and hulking snow-covered peaks, all sense of perspective is frozen. Antarctica is simply unforgettable.