Save time and get to the wild wilderness of Antarctica to make the most of your time. Here is an Antarctic cruise for those who want to experience the wonder of Antarctica without crossing the notorious Drake Passage. Flying in and out of King George Island, you will meet your Antarctica cruise ship there, allowing you more time to experience the magnificent polar region. The itinerary takes you around the fringes of the Antarctic Peninsula and into the ice-strewn Weddell Sea. Among the huge icebergs, sheer ice cliffs, rocky bays and vast ice sheets you will make frequent excursions to witness the incredible wildlife. Penguins hustle their young in chatty groups, whales drift through calm waters and seals bask lazily on ice floes.
Our Antarctica cruise ship is warm and comfortable and our expert crew of naturalists and historians will entertain you with amazing lectures that compliment your Antarctica tour. Your vessel is designed with a special X-BOW that will cut through the swell and make a quicker passage through the waves. There are plenty of activities to keep all the long hours of daylight full! Landing and walks ashore, zodiac cruising around the icy landscapes, bird watching, whale and mammal spotting, photography opportunities...and even time for a quick dip in the polar waters!
Please note the 2023 cruise is 12 days, the 2024 cruise is 14 days
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Save time, fly the drake! Plus this comfortable expedition vessel with a bow specially designed for polar waters will get you up close with the wildlife in no time!
"This voyage takes you to a remote region of Antarctica that is not often visited, the Weddell Sea, be ready for photogenic tabular icebergs" Tara, Team Viva
Kayaking or zodiac crusing in small groups, you'll glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife