EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND THE REMOTE WEDDELL SEA
After many years of careful planning, we are excited to feature this unique journey for the very first time. This expedition combines many of the classic and well-known locations along the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. Yet it also adds a genuine sense of exploration as we enter the icy realms of the Weddell Sea, situated on the less-visited eastern side of the peninsula. It is here the big icebergs roam. The flat-topped tabular bergs, some the size of whole city blocks – break off the vast ice tongues far to the south before drifting north on the ocean currents.
The Weddell Sea is home to astonishing wildlife colonies that dwarf those found in other regions. At Brown Bluff, on Paulet Island, and in the Danger Islands, it is possible to visit colonies with more than 100,000 nesting Adelie penguins. This is one of nature’s most amazing sights. A known emperor penguin rookery at Snow Hill Island means that we have our best possible chance of encountering the largest of Antarctica’s penguins while exploring in this region. Rich history is found at every turn adding to the experience.
This voyage provides our most in depth exploration of the Weddell Sea, at the optimal time of the season for weather and ice navigation. If you are seeking a voyage which provides a sense of the ‘wild and unknown’ and of ‘true exploration’ – this may well be the trip you’ve been looking for. It’s not a bad place to celebrate the ultimate white Christmas either!
- Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, Zodiac cruising and from the ship
- In-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea regions
- Rich history, stunning scenery, huge icebergs and vast penguin rookeries
- Learn about the environment, wildlife and ecology of Antarctica from polar experts
USHUAIA – ANTARCTICA – DRAKE PASSAGE
16 – 28 DECEMBER 2019
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
- Zodiac excursions
- Onshore hiking options
- Wildlife observation
- Sea kayaking available
- Whale watching
- Camping on shore
- Educational presentations
- Active Cruising & Wellness