Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica was truly amazing.... Once we hit the Peninsula we had the 2 most amazing days, blue skies, ice, wild life, scenery. Absolutly stunning! The ship was great, good facilities. The crew was absolutly fantastic. Very approachable & informative. It was a very family like atmosphare. The food was delicious and plentyful. And the scenery & wild life.........wow!

Bert Lozey | WA
 
 

Weddell Sea Explorer

A journey through the Weddell Sea, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula aboard the comfortable research vessel, the MV Ushuaia. You will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist who knows this region so well. We shall fully appreciate this unique, pristine and dramatic region, and enjoy the magnificent wildlife viewing opportunities that are available. Albatross soaring over the Drake Passage, huge penguin colonies on the South Shetland Islands, and the whales and seals that frequent these icy polar waters. The Weddell Sea will always be remembered as the polar region that still echoes the ill-fated expedition of the great British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. As we head south, the Peninsula becomes even more dramatic with towering icebergs, glistening unclimbed peaks and spectacular glaciers. No trip is ever the same, and seeing is believing in this wonderland of rock and ice.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAYS 2/3 Cross Drake Passage
DAYS 4/6 Exploring the Weddell Sea
DAYS 7/9 Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, following a flexible itinerary to possibly include: Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island, Port Lockroy, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Elephant Island, together with a host of other waterways and historic sites
DAYS 10/11 Re-cross Drake Passage to Beagle Channel
DAY 12 Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes

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Trip Code: PLW
Trip Grading: Discovery & Cruising
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Cruising
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Next Trip:  07 December 2014
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price: USD$6050 Standard plus triple
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Standard Plus Twin US $ 7840
Premier Twin US $ 9790
Superior Twin US $ 10370
Suite US $ 10900

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