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The Antartic Peninsula And Weddell Sea - M/V Ushuaia

Emperor Penguins and the Weddell Sea
Journey deep into Antarctica to the home of majestic emperor penguins... The Weddell Sea is a pristine area of Antarctica, reserved only for the luckiest of polar travellers. It boasts huge tabular icebergs, pristine seas and an uncompromising environment reserved for rare and unique wildlife. It was here
that polar explorer Ernest Shackleton travelled, too, on his quest to conquer this inhospitable environment. During your cruise, you'll not only see the world’s tallest penguins, the emperors, but observe seals, whales and birds at close quarters.

Tour Highlights

  • See emperor penguins - the tallest penguin species in the world
  • Follow in the footsteps of famous polar explorer Ernest Shackleton
  • Journey deep into Antarctica, territory trodden by only a few lucky explorers
  • Take Zodiacs beneath huge icebergs and towering glaciated peaks
  • See whales, seals and vast penguin colonies


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    The Drake Passage

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    The Drake Passage and South Shetland Islands

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    Weddell Sea

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    Weddell Sea

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    Weddell Sea

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    The Drake Passage

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    The Drake Passage

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The Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea - M/V Ushuaia
Included meals 11 10 11
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zodiac, MV Ushuaia
11 nights Premium Boat
Trip Staff
Expedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
Ship Description
Built for the US agency NOAA (National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration), the Ushuaia has been constantly modernised and refurbished whilst operating in Antarctica. The Ushuaia is an ice-strengthened small ship, accommodating just 88 passengers; making it a comfortable and steadfast choice. Knowledgeable staff will ensure you get the most out of your visit and there's an open bridge policy plus ample deck space for wildlife-viewing.