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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.
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11 Days
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Ushuaia
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Highlights

  • 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.

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Standard Activities

presentation
Lectures
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.

Ushuaia
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

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