Thanks "vlim", appreciated, it's a hard follow up on this site where there's so much amazing Photography.
"scottinfw" also Thanks, only way I can answer you is via this site, so here's my tuppence worth on Antarctica. Travelled to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions in 2011 on the "Klebnikov", 6 weeks Semi Circumnavigation of the Antarctic Continent, came in Via Falkland Islands, down to the Peninsular, around the Coast including all the Famous "Huts" of the Great Explorers, Shackleton, etc, then across to the Ross Sea & McMurdo Base & Flew into the Base & McMurdo, then down to Oates Land & George V Land, then left via Belleny Island North to McQuarrie Island, then to Hobart Tasmania. Quark were great, top trip, quite amazing, but not cheap & perhaps a little too long, I had my two Boys with me & the younger was ready to Mutiny at times, thankfully had the Xbox & I survived.
Last year I completed a trip with Aurora to South Georgia, smaller vessel, more of a younger crowd, South Georgia is a much more cost effective trip all round, you will likely see more Wildlife & Aurora do more excursions in the Zodiacs compared to Quark, both Quark & Aurora do South Georgia, I think either of these Operators will work for you.
Cost ? if your prepared to share a Cabin it becomes more cost effective, I think South Georgia 16 Days with either Quark or Aurora sharing a Cabin your looking at US$10-$15k, but be prepared if sharing to get along with your Cabin mate, I dont share well so I generally go Single or with my 2 Boys who are great travellers, done both North (2009) & South Poles (2011), heading to Longyearbyn in August 3 weeks on the M/S Stockholm shooting Polar Bears, worth looking at that as well, bunch called Polar Quest (also do Arctic & Antarctic stuff) and Natural World Safaris), happy to email any ifo on gear etc I have if I have an email address, hope this helps to start though.