Esperanza Station lies at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula in Hope Bay. It is an Argentinian research centre with its own mayor, post office and school. In fact, it was here that the first child born in Antarctica was delivered. Since then, a few more births have taken place, but this tenuous human habitation does not bode a future of shopping malls as permanent development is prohibited by the Antarctic Treaty.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.