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Explorers Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula & Extreme Weddell Sea

Once-in-a-lifetime and once-per-season voyage to discover the icebound wonders of the Weddell Sea and the White Continent.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 4,845
Up to 50% savings
11 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 4,845
Up to 50% savings


  • Discover incredible wildlife, from penguins to whales, in the icy waters of the Weddell Sea.
  • Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula's stunning mountain scenery.
  • Witness the glittering ice cliffs and precipitous peaks of the wildly beautiful alien landscape of the Gerlache Strait.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime, action-packed, 11-day expedition to the Weddell Sea and the Seventh Continent. Departing from Ushuaia, you’ll cross the mighty Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands, and delve deep into the inlets and bays of the Antarctic Peninsula, including the famous Gerlache Strait with its glittering ice cliffs, precipitous peaks, and wild landscape of icebergs, glaciers, and snowfields. The best is kept for last as you venture through the Antarctic Sound and into the remote and icy Weddell Sea, a vast wilderness that has challenged many explorers before.

Experience the majesty of Earth’s last frontier up close and personal on Zodiac cruises and landings accompanied by expert guides, setting foot on land to visit penguin rookeries, research stations, and historical sites, and marvel in wonder at the stunning scenery, gigantic icebergs, and rich heritage of the heroic age of exploration along the way. On no other journey can you experience so much pristine nature and varied wildlife in such a short space of time! Reserve your place on this fantastic voyage showcasing the very best Antarctica has to offer now; it’s a much sought-after route sailed just once each season.


Ocean Victory

Environmentally-friendly expedition ship combining luxury, adventure and responsible tourism.

Standard Activities

Historic Hut Visits
Historic Hut Visits
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Photography Workshops
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia

Arrive and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It’s a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon we embark the ship Ocean Victory, our home for the coming days.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the calm waters of the Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Embarkation Point
Days 2-3

At Sea. Drake Passage, South Shetland Islands

Days 4-5

South Shetland Islands

Days 6-8

Antartic Sound, Weddell Sea and Elephant Island

Days 9-10

Depart Antarctica - At Sea

Day 11

Back to Ushuaia and Disembarkation

Route Map

There are 11 main destinations visited

Departure Dates

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December 16 - Dec 26, 2023
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 4,845 - $ 10,995
Up to 50% savings
Up to 60% OFF 2023-24


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Up to 60% OFF 2023-24

Delight in the huge 60% discount on all remaining cabins in the following departures:

10/30/2023 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula onboard Ocean Albatros

Available cabins: Albatros Cabin, Balcony cabin, Balcony suite, Junior Suite)


01/11/2023 – Antarctica...

Limited time offer

Extra Activities

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What's Included

  • 11-day cruise with accomodation in a shared outside stateroom with private facilities
  • Shuttle transfers to ship from city centre/from the ship to city centre or airport (Ushuaia)
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot rentals
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • Special Photo Workshop
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Visual Journal link after voyage including voyage log, gallery, maps, species list and more!
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Taxes

What's Excluded

  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’