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Rounding the Antarctic Sound in the northeastern most Antarctic Peninsula, huge tabular icebergs announce your arrival to the Weddell Sea, where Shackleton’s ship Endurance was famously trapped and crushed. Cruises during late summer have the best chance of charting a safe course through the ice-clogged Weddell Sea, and if the ice flow is too thick, cruises maybe diverted to clearer sailing around the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. In the Weddell Sea, you'll spot Antarctic fur seals & southern elephant seals as you glacier hike & kayak along the icy shoreline. Camping is available on some cruises and sites are decided based on prevailing ice and weather conditions. Explore the islands of Dundee, James Clark, Ross Island, and Devil Island's large Adélie penguin rookery and, if lucky, a view of Mount Erebus.

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7 Best Luxury Weddell Ship Cruises & Tours for 2022-2023

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Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail$1429512Feb 4, 2023Have a truly fantastic experience on this 12-day adventure cruise in Antarctica and marvel at the wildlife and scenic views of the deep south. Fly …
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Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail$1619514Mar 1, 2024During this 14-day voyage aboard the Greg Mortimer, discover the Weddell Sea, famed for its massive tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, interesting …
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Christmas in Antarctica$1094513Dec 17, 2022Celebrate the Christmas season and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape …
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The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands$2541018Mar 11, 2023From Patagonia, to the Antarctic peninsula, via South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, this all-new itinerary will take you into the heart of …
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf$1833013Nov 26, 2022Insurmountable, extreme and captivating: this is the best way to describe the Weddell Sea, mostly frozen by a thick and compressed ice floe. It is a …
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Explorers Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and the Extreme Weddell Sea$879011Dec 16, 2022Explore the Great White Continent on this 11-day voyage aboard Ocean Victory. Experience the incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and …
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf$2125014Dec 26, 2023Le Commandant Charcot's 14-day voyage takes you to the land of infinite mysteries and possibilities and plunges you into the heart of an …
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