The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

12/07/2019 through 03/22/2022
12/07/2019 through 04/05/2022
Ponant

The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

Insurmountable, 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 challenge and a privilege to sail on it, with its promise of exceptional landscapes and original encounters.

As you advance across this immense polar expanse, you will enter an infinite ice desert, a world of silence where there is nothing but calm and serenity.

To the northwest of the Weddell Sea, stretching along the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, stands an imposing ice shelf known as the Larsen Ice Shelf. An extension of the ice sheet onto the sea, this white giant is equally disturbing and fascinating, if only due to its colossal dimensions and the impressive table top icebergs – amongst the largest ever seen – that it generates.

This voyage will be an opportunity to come as close as possible to the Weddell Sea, a real refuge for wildlife.

We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO.

Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia
Details
Day 2 Crossing The Drake Passage
Details
Day 3 Crossing The Drake Passage
Details
Day 4 South Shetland Islands
Details
Day 5 North Antarctic Peninsula
Details
Day 6 The Weddell Sea
Details
Day 7 Sailing Toward Larsen Ice Shelf
Details
Day 8 Sailing Toward Larsen Ice Shelf
Details
Day 9 The Weddell Sea
Details
Day 10 Crossing The Drake Passage
Details
Day 11 Crossing The Drake Passage
Details
Day 12 Ushuaia
Details

Destination
Pricing
Terms and Conditions

Looking for more information?

We're here to help!

Click on the buttons below to request a quote on this deal, send it to a friend who might be interested, or contact us directly with further questions or comments.

Request A Quote Send To A Friend Have A Question? Contact Us

Passport ID: 8
 

Please don't close or refresh the page while we are processing your submission
Please be patient, this could take a few minutes.