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A 13-day itinerary by Ponant sailing into the heart of the ice of the Weddell Sea, discovering impressive Larsen Ice Shelf and its immense table top icebergs. From Ushuaia, cross the Drake Passage, explore the South Shetland Islands and the North Antarctic Peninsula. Sail the Weddell Sea and be amazed at the colossal Larsen Ice Shelf.

Insurmountable, extreme and captivating is the best way to describe the Weddell Sea, mostly frozen by a thick and compressed ice floe, it is both a challenge and a privilege to sail on it, You'll experience exceptional landscapes and original encounters as you advance across this immense polar expanse. To the north-west of the Weddell Sea, stretching along the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula stands an imposing ice shelf known as the Larsen Ice Shelf. An extension of the ice sheet into the sea, it generates some of the largest icebergs ever seen.

This 13-day voyage, allows you to come as close as possible to the Weddell Sea and its many inhabitants.

Highlights

  • Sail into the heart of the ice of the Weddell Sea, discovering the impressive Larsen Ice Shelf and its immense table top icebergs

  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables

  • Onboard lectures and information sessions hosted by naturalist-guides

  • Alpine landscapes, table top icebergs, glaciers and ice floes

  • Weddell seals, crabeater seals and leopard seals, Adelie penguins, humpback whales and sea birds

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia
Days 2 & 3: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 4: South Shetland Islands
Day 5: North Antarctic Peninsula
Day 6: The Weddell Sea
Days 7 & 8: Sailing towards Larsen Ice Shelf
Days 8 & 9: The Weddell Sea
Days 10 & 11: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 12: Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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26th November 2022 - 8th December 2022

Prices from £13,410 pp

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7th December 2022 - 19th December 2022

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26th December 2023 - 8th January 2024

Prices from £14,850 pp

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  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

  • As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.