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Weddell Sea Explorer - Ortelius

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Explore one of the least-visited areas on Earth, Antarctica’s amazing Weddell Sea. Enjoy the exotic wildlife and colossal tabular icebergs in the clearest water of any sea on Earth.

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Antarctica: Drink It In

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Starting in South Georgia after leaving Ushuaia, we will be on the trail of famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his ship Endurance, experiencing the Weddell Sea’s amazing wildlife and tabular icebergs before returning via Elephant Island.

The continental borders of the Weddell Sea are formed by huge floating sheets of ice. These ice shelves produce the massive tabular icebergs that are so abundant in the Weddell Sea. Scientists have declared the waters of the Weddell Sea to be the clearest water of any sea on Earth.

The tabular icebergs and other ice formations offer fantastic landscapes and unique photo opportunities. Especially on the east side of the Weddell, the chance of landings can be limited due to these ice formations. Zodiac cruises and possible ice landings are wonderful alternatives, if conditions allow.

The Weddell Sea is home to a large number of orcas, humpbacks, and minke whales as well as leopard, Weddell, and crabeater seals. Several penguin species can be seen there too.

On the ship, our structured educational program will complement other activities. You will have the opportunity to attend several lectures on a variety of topics, such as wildlife, landscape, history, and more.
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    •Visit some of the most remote areas of Antarctica that hardly anyone gets to see and use helicopters to fly to shore when seas are too rough for zodiac landings.
    •Take a Zodiac cruise among the amazing scenery of an active volcanic area in the South Sandwich Islands.
    •This operator has a reputation for offering consistently great, active trips on more basic ships. This voyage to the farthest reaches of Antarctica will be no exception.

Travel Curator’s Insights:

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$500 off each person when booked by July 1

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Rates:
From $26,500 per person
Policies and protocols provided before you book.
Travel Seasons:

January & February
Ask us about future dates.

Trip Sustainability Awards 

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Transportation

Utilizing green technology to drastically reduce vessel emissions

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Waste

Recycling and banning single-use plastics on all vessels

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Food

Buying local, organic, and Fairtrade products whenever possible

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RESTAURANTS

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QUAD PORTHOLE

2 portholes, 2 upper berths and 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair.

From in USD:

$26,500pp

TWIN WINDOW

Cabin has 2 windows, 2 lower berths, a private shower & toilet, and a desk & chair.

From in USD:

$34,600pp

SOLO PORTHOLE

This cabin has 2 portholes, 2 lower berths, a private shower & toilet, plus a desk & chair.

From in USD:

$56,100pp

TRIPLE PORTHOLE

2 portholes, 1 upper / lower berth + 1 single lower berth, private shower & toilet, desk, chair.

From in USD:

$33,000pp

TWIN DELUXE

3 windows, 2 lower berths, shower, desk & chair, small sofa, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker.

From in USD:

$37000pp

SOLO WINDOW

Cabin has 2 windows, 2 lower berths, a private shower & toilet, and a desk & chair.

From in USD:

$58,820pp

TWIN PORTHOLE

This cabin has 2 portholes, 2 lower berths, a private shower & toilet, plus a desk & chair.

From in USD:

$33,000pp

SUPERIOR

2 windows (minimum), 1 double bed, 1 single (sofa) bed, private shower, toilet, desk & chair.

From in USD:

$66,300pp

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If you're an active traveler who prefers, or at least, doesn't mind very casual accommodations like a college dorm, this enthusiastic crew and spacious ship with helicopters will make your journey into the farthest reaches of Antarctica a trip of a lifetime.

Joy Martinello, Founder

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