Weddell Sea Quest
On this Antarctic cruise experience the Weddell Sea - the location of Ernest Shackleton's famous "Endurance" expedition - one of the most notorious survival stories in modern human history.
Departing from the rugged and beautiful southern tip of South America your expedition cruise will take you across the notorious Drake Passage where whale and sea bird encounters are plentiful. Our expert team of lecturers and guides will educate you on the area throughout the journey. Our first sighting of the Great White Continent will be the South Shetland Islands, and here you will be able to meet the local penguins and seals. Navigating the Weddell Sea is an exciting and spectacular experience. Your Antarctic cruise will nimbly maneuver among towering icebergs, which are becoming more abundant in this region. Following this you will cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and it's many spectacular inlets, coves and calm bays where landfall is possible. The beauty here is staggering. Glaciers, mountains, islands, icebergs and all along the way you will be greeted by the diverse numbers of local fauna such as several species of penguin, seals, sea birds and whales. This Antarctica cruise will be a trip of a lifetime.
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Experience the best views of Antarctic Peninsula
Land on Paradise Bay, a natural harbour surrounded by majestic icebergs and calm water
Observe the lives of playful penguins