Antarctic Peninsula and the Extreme Weddell Sea
A once in a lifetime expedition voyage to the Weddell Sea and the seventh continent of Antarctica. Enjoy 11 action packed days of exploration - experience fascinating wildlife, stunning polar scenery and witness gigantic icebergs!
Board the Ocean Victory, an ultra modern vessel designed with polar adventures in mind. With the patented X-BOW design, she will make cruising the mighty Drake Passage smoother, with the aim to reach the South Shetland Island by day 3, allowing you to make the most of your valuable time! With only a maximum capacity of 186 guests onboard, this ice-classed expedition vessel will see you exploring the coastlines, bays and ice berg filled channels of Antarctica up close.
We traverse the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, which allows for a real adventure as the giant ice shelves often dictate the routes. For keen explorers the rewards are great, as the pristine waters and krill rich environment invite many penguins and whales. We plan to follow in Ernest Shackleton and rest of the Endurance crews wake as we navigate close to Elephant Island.
There is time to navigate the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula as well, where we make shore landings and take zodiac cruises. Visit research stations, penguin rookeries and perhaps even take a polar plunge!
Make sure you reserve your place on this fantastic journey in good time, as we only cruise this route once during the season.
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Voyage to Antarctica in comfort on the Ocean Victory with her special X-Bow, providing high stability in rough weather and allowing for a smooth cruise.
Visit an area few humans have ever seen - the Antarctica Peninsula, and then navigate into an even more remote area - the Weddell Sea, full of gigantic icebergs. Trace the footstep of Ernest Shackleton and navigate close to legendary Elephant Island.
"I felt so privileged to be able to sit and safely watch Antarctica wildlife in their natural habit, penguins building their nests, seals sunbathing on the ice and whales feeding". Tara, Team Viva