Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea cruise

“Fortune favours the brave on this Antarctic expedition which follows in the wake of Shackleton via the wildlife prolific realms of the South Shetlands and Weddell Sea. ”

Highlights

Sail through the Beagle Channel | South Shetland Islands | lectures on deck (weather permitting) | search for penguins, seals, whales and petrels | sunrise over the Weddell Sea | Hope Bay and Argentine Station Esperanza | Gerlache Strait | gentoo penguin colonies on Cuverville Island | sail into the flooded volcanic caldera of Deception Island | visit Elephant Island | All expeditions are subject to change due to the weather or potential wildlife sightings |

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18 Nov 2018
8950
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12 Jan 2019
16290
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22 Jan 2019
10150
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06 Feb 2019
6390
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10 Mar 2019
8190
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11 Mar 2019
6220
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14 Nov 2019
9150
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16 Dec 2019
8530
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07 Jan 2020
9990
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20 Jan 2020
10990
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28 Jan 2020
6400
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04 Feb 2020
9990
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03 Mar 2020
9490
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Our top tip:
This voyage focuses on the Eastern Peninsula, home to the worlds largest icebergs and Shackletons notorious entrapment in ice.
Trip type:
Small Ship expedition cruise. Wildlife and expert lead natural history guiding and lecture programme. Ships from 54 150 passengers.
Activity level:
Drake Passage can be a challenge for some who suffer from sea sickness, but the voyage as a whole is not challenging.
Accomm:

Voyages from minimum 10 nights, upwards, your choice of cabin. Facilities and comfort level dependent on vessel.

Included:
Accommodation, all meals, activities, excursions, lecture programme by notable polar experts.
Meals:
All meals, snacks and hot drinks.
Solos:
No supplement if willing to share. Some single cabins available please inquire
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea cruise

Environment

On our Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea expeditions we are committed to the conservation of the places we visit.

This is why the company has calculated the average CO2 emissions of its Arctic and Antarctic Voyages and will automatically offset each clients share of emissions via the charity Rainforest Concerns new Rainforest4Climate programme We will also automatically offset the carbon emissions of flights booked through the company for its polar expeditions.

Our Antarctic expedition ships are smaller, less imposing on the polar landscape than the bigger cruise ships. Group landings by zodiac are more easily managed and a low ratio of leaders to passengers provides a personalised, added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Antarctic scenery and wildlife. In this way you will be introduced to some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our Antarctic expedition trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct. Encounters with all wildlife are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.

Community

The areas we visit throughout Antarctica and the subAntarctic region have no permanent population other than the researchers who reside seasonally or overwinter at bases in the Peninsula and the Antarctic Islands. There is a good rapport between such station staff and our small expedition ships, we bring passengers to appreciate their work, offer company and discussion and also bring their otherwise underused cash to uniquely spend on what service or souvenir they offer. At Vernadsky station for example the friendly Ukrainian researchers are happy to provide us with a tour of their laboratories- the place where the Ozone hole was first discovered, share news and stories, join us for a beer or vodka at their bar and of course sell stamps and postcards which can take up to a year to arrive! Help is also given to scientists and station personnel if they need to be transferred from South America to their working places in the Antarctic , and vice versa.

3 Reviews of Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea cruise

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Reviewed on 26 Jan 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Kayaking among glaciers and around icebergs with humpback whales, penguins and seals.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Stay some time in Buenos Aires before and /or after visit to Antarctica and take some tango lessons. Stay at least one night in Ushuaia. Stay at an estancia a few days.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, our vacation did provide employment for some local people and definitely supported conservation

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent !

Reviewed on 05 Dec 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The entire expedition and crew were amazing, but I'd have to say our wedding was the most memorable, although the polar plunge comes in a close second
place, lol!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Bring lighter layers of clothing as it can get warm on the peninsula on some days.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It definitely reduced environmental impacts and supported conservation through close observation of tourists going off tracks or bringing restricted items
on landings.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic, best trip ever. The crew of the ships are all terrific people and definitely played a big role in making this trip so memorable!

Reviewed on 09 Feb 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The close sighting of a pod of Orca attacking a Humpbacked Whale and penguins. Bird watching from the ship. Visiting the mainland at Neko Harbour. The ideal size of the ship and friendliness of the other passengers and crew.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't bother taking your own warm boots. Those provided were perfectly adequate with our own waterproof walking shoes for deck walking.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A wonderful experience

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