Crabeater seals on ice floe
Penguins on the iceberg
Adelie penguins and a leopard seal on an ice floe.
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Starting at:
Per Person
$ 13,000
Up to 16% savings
14 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 13,000
Up to 16% savings


  • Experience the enormity of Antarctic ice, and be amazed as our onboard experts regale you with tales of the incredible adventures that took place in these very waters during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
  • Zodiac cruise in secluded bays and quiet coves filled with brash ice, and photograph enormous glaciers and spectacularly shaped icebergs in various shades of blue.
  • Be awestruck by the array of wildlife that frolic, forage and hunt in Antarctic Sound.

Embrace the opportunity to explore deep into the Weddell Sea on this exploratory expedition, following in the footsteps of Nordenskjöld’s Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04).

Your journey begins in the South Shetland Islands, where Nordenskjöld and his team made their first Antarctic landings before venturing into the Antarctic Sound, gateway to the Weddell Sea. Follow their extraordinary adventure as you voyage further east, navigating as far as possible into the Weddell Sea, known for its vast tabular icebergs, abundant wildlife and historical significance. Wonder at the remarkable story of Nordenskjöld and his men, who spent two years exploring this region in a grand adventure to rival Shackleton’s Endurance expedition for its feats of survival against unthinkable odds.

Keep watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoising penguins, and crabeater and Weddell seals hauled out on the ice as you retrace the steps of this historic voyage. Your expert expedition team will be by your side to enrich your journey with insights, wildlife-spotting tips and stories of Nordenskjöld’s epic adventure.


Sylvia Earle

A floating ambassador for the planet offering climate neutral, perspective-altering Antarctic voyages.

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
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Photography Workshops
water aerobics
Polar Plunge

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representative and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. If you are already in Ushuaia, we ask you to make your way to your hotel. Check-in is from 3.00 pm. This afternoon, visit the hospitality desk in the lobby at Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort, Luis Fernando Martial 1650, between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm, or 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm, to collect your luggage tags, and confirm if you wish to join our Beagle Channel and Isla de Los Lobos Cruise (sea lion island) tomorrow. Our team will confirm details regarding your embarkation day, answer any questions and provide you with information on where to dine or purchase last minute items.

Expeditioners arriving after 7.00 pm will find a welcome pack waiting for them at check-in. We ask you to visit our hospitality desk tomorrow between 8.00 am – 10.00 am. The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Assigned accommodation: Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel

Embarkation Point
Day 2


Days 3-4

Drake Passage crossing

Days 5-11

Weddell Sea Region & Antarctic Peninsula

Days 12-13

Drake Passage crossing

Day 14


Route Map

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Saunders Carmichael-Brown in Antarctica

Saunders Carmichael-Brown Aboard

Join Creative Producer, Presenter and Sustainability Consultant Saunders Carmichael-Brown on Deep Weddell following Nordenskjöld. Saunders was an integral part of the small media team on the expedition that found Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous shipwreck, the Endurance, as well as directing, producing and shooting...

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What's Included

  • All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Ushuaia on Day 1.
  • Onboard accommodation during voyage, including daily cabin service.
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage.
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner.
  • Captain’s Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.
  • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team.
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).
  • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket.
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boots during the voyage.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees.
  • Gratuities for ship’s crew.

What's Excluded

  • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes.
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges.
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.
  • Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges.
  • All items of a personal nature, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges.