Neko Harbor is one of only two harbors (together with Paradise Harbor) that are used by cruise ships to Antarctica (vessels actually stopping on the continent). Alongside Paradise Bay, it is currently the most visited tourist destination on the continent.
- Neko Harbour is an inlet on the Antarctic Peninsula, located on the Graham Land's west coast. The harbor was discovered by Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934, Belgian explorer) in the early 20th century. It was named for a whaling boat, Neko, of Scotland, which operated in the region between 1911-1924.
- As anywhere in the area, Neko Harbor's coast consists mostly of calving glacier fronts and steep rock cliffs, so stepping on is possible only at several places and Neko Harbour is one of them.
- The scenery is stunning. Huge glaciers have their calving front a few hundred meters from the landing site and the bay is accordingly constantly filled with brash ice. Awareness is needed if passengers move around close to the shore in the vicinity of glaciers. Should it calve, then they have to move up and away from coast quickly (or toward deeper waters if they are in a boat), otherwise they will be in deep trouble due to the wave following every major calving.
- Neko Harbour is home to a colossal array of wildlife. Minke whales are frequently seen. Leopard seals are often lurking in the water, waiting for careless penguins as several hundred Gentoo penguins breed here.
- Cruisers will have a great view over Andvord Bay and Neko Harbour from the hill above the colony. Remains of emergency shelter that was destroyed during a storm a few years ago give testimony to the forces of nature which can rage in Antarctica.
- Neko Harbour is accessible only via cruise, and around 30,000 visitors come here every year.
Highlights: Glacier rimmed harbour
Port Neko Harbor cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Neko Harbor, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|3 November, 2018|
|MS Midnatsol||Paradise Harbor, Antarctica|
|6 November, 2018|
|MS Roald Amundsen||Cuverville Island, Antarctica|
|16 November, 2018|
|Le Lyrial||Paradise Harbor, Antarctica|
|20 November, 2018|
|MS Roald Amundsen||Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica|
|22 November, 2018|
|Le Lyrial||Pleneau Island, Antarctica|
|22 November, 2018|
|Le Boreal||Lemaire Channel, Antarctica|
|24 November, 2018|
|Le Soleal||Pleneau Island, Antarctica|
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