Weddell Sea Voyage

Please see price guide for upcoming departures. For rates, cabin availability, and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

Weddell Sea Voyage

Explore the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula in this 11-day cruise organised by Oceanwide Expeditions and sold by Gane and Marshall. During the course of the voyage, you will have the chance to land on the Antarctic Continent and visit an Emperor Penguin colony by helicopter.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Set sail from Ushuaia

    Your voyage begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. You’ll board the ship in the afternoon and set sail shortly thereafter.

  2. Day 2-3: At sea

    The next two days are at sea, as you cross the Drake Passage and pass the Antarctic Convergence, entering Antarctica proper.

  3. Day 4: Weddell Sea

    On day 4 you can expect to reach the Weddell Sea. Depending on the weather and ice conditions, the vessel will try to access the Antarctic Sound on the eastern Antarctic Peninsula, navigating huge tabular icebergs to get there.

  4. Day 5-6: Emperor Penguin colony

    Helicopters provide a great advantage in this region of the Antarctic, which is difficult to access even by small boats. They will support you in your goal of the next three days – to reach the Emperor Penguin rookery.

  5. Day 7: Further exploration of the Weddell Sea

    Assuming the conditions on days 5 and 6 were favourable and you were able to visit the Penguin colony, today will see you explore a different region of the Weddell Sea by helicopter or zodiac.

  6. Day 8: Drake Passage via Deception Island

    This morning, you’ll make your last landing of the voyage on Deception Island, at either Pendulum Cove or Whalers’ Bay.

  7. Day 9-10: At sea

    The next two days are spent at sea, as you journey north through the Drake Passage, retracing your course back to Ushuaia.

  8. Day 11: Arrive Ushuaia

    Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast.

Price guide

See dates chart below for upcoming departures. For more details, including prices for triple or twin cabins and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

11 days from £8485pp


    11 days from £8485pp


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