King penguins are the second largest of the penguin species, weighing on average between 24-35 pounds and standing about 3 feet tall. They are a social and colorful bunch, with patches of orange and gold feathers around their necks and heads. They stand upright and tall, and look very dignified and elegant. There are more than 2 million breeding pairs, and king penguins live on sub-Antarctic islands, including South Georgia Island and Falkland Islands – two locations Seabourn Quest will be visiting during its Antarctica & Patagonia voyages.
On South Georgia’s Salisbury Plain, you can stand next to a colony of king penguins that stretches as far as you can see! The fluffy, year-old “Oakum Boys” will follow you like puppy dogs. If you would like to see beautiful king penguins, we suggest you consider joining us on one of our Antarctica & Patagonia voyages! The inaugural cruise departs on Nov. 20, 2013, which will visit the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. Our 24-day holiday cruise, departing Dec. 11, 2013, will include a rare visit to South Georgia Island (instead of the Falkland Islands). For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZiJjfi
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