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It may not be cheap or easy, but seeing Antarctica before it melts into the Southern Ocean is well worth it! Antarctica spans overs 14 million square miles, which encompass different ecosystems and terrain. These include volcanic mountains, sand dune-like snow drifts and oases in the form of dry valleys, crevasses, glaciers and ice shelves near the coasts. Best way to reach Antarctica is by small–passenger cruise ships and ships are divided into four categories: Icebreakers, Luxury, Expedition and Adventure.