Antarctica Weddell Sea Quest
Explore amazing Antarctica on one of the smaller ships that cruise these icy waters, the expedition ship Ushuaia.
On this Antarctic cruise experience remote corners of Antarctica, including the Weddell Sea. The Weddell Sea is the location of Ernest Shackleton's famous "Endurance" expedition - one of the most notorious survival stories in modern human history. The Weddell Sea is also a very scenic area; mountain ranges, glaciers and tabular icebergs, plus plenty of penguins and wildlife.
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 landings on the continent are 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.
Antarctica Weddell Sea Quest will be a trip of a lifetime.
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Sail in the Weddell Sea, this area is off the beaten track, often full of ice, making for an exciting expedition - this is the area where huge tabular icebergs roam!
"The MV Ushuaia is one of the smaller vessels going to Antarctica, only 90 passengers, so great if you want to experience Antarctica with a small number of people" Tara, Team Viva
Observe the lives of playful penguins - the Weddell Sea represents the center of the Peninsula’s Adélie Penguin population.