We were back on the ship and relaxing before dinner, when an announcement came over the tannoy that there was an emperor penguin next to the ship.
Within moments just about everyone on board was hanging over the railings watching the solitary emperor that had popped up on the ice right next to us.
It was very obliging. It walked around a bit, had a bit of a toboggan and even gave a few calls before deciding it was time to slip back into the water and away.
So we didn't get to the rookery, but at least we did get to see one of the elusive emperors close to.