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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.

Top 10 Weddell Sea Cruises for 2023-2024

10 Best Luxury Weddell Ship Cruises & Tours for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
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 …
Deep Weddell following Nordenskjöld$1529514Mar 24, 2024This 2-week Weddell Sea cruise roundtrip Ushuaia onboard the Sylvia Earle follows in the footsteps of Swedish explorer Nordenskjold to explore the …
The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea$2923016Nov 2, 2023Discover an all-new expedition into the almost inaccessible Weddell Sea in search of majestic emperor penguins amidst immaculate and dreamlike …
Emperors & Explorers$880009Dec 4, 2023Experience two Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. Fly by ski aircraft to the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony. Camp on the sea ice …
Antarctica and the Weddell Sea$4169016Dec 13, 2023Embark on a life-changing 16-day roundtrip Buenos Aires expedition to Antarctica, the southernmost continent and the world’s final frontier. The …
Emperor Penguin Quest: Expedition to Snow Hill$2799514Nov 12, 2023Join this 14-day cruise expedition aboard Ultramarine and sailed past masses of dense ice and thick, tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea to …
Emperor Penguin Overnight Adventure$580009Nov 10, 2023Explore the sights and sounds of the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony along the shore of the Weddell Sea. Picture magnificent monarchs with their …
Explorers Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and the Extreme Weddell Sea$969011Dec 16, 2023Explore the Great White Continent on this 11-day voyage aboard Ocean Victory. Experience the incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and …
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands$1239019Nov 1, 2023Board Ocean Victory for this 19-day expedition cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. Set foot on the Antarctic peninsula and …
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica$1335021Oct 21, 2023Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on this 21-day voyage aboard the Ortelius. Penguins number in the tens of …
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