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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas

Dates:
11/18/2021
to  11/30/2021

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13
days
11
nights on board
Starting from*
$13,970
30% Ponant Bonus

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Punta Arenas + transfers + flight Punta Arenas/Santiago


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 extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Our navigation will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the coastal ice must be preserved, we will take this factor into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing schedule and any landings, activities and wildlife encounters are subject to weather and ice conditions. These experiences are unique and vary with each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the IAATO.


Your itinerary

Sail into the heart of the ice of the Weddell Sea, discovering the impressive Larsen Ice Shelf and its immense table top icebergs. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables. Lectures and information...


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Your trip in detail

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1 888 400 1082
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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m2)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m2)

From $14,200
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m2)

From $14,430
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m2)

From $16,870
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m2)

From $17,460
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m2)

From $18,040
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m2)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m2)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m2)

From $23,860
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m2)

From $24,450
30% Ponant Bonus

Suite Duplex
 

(94 m2)

From $33,760
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m2)

From $53,710



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Included in your cruise
For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


Included in your cruise

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects flights and takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


Additional services


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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.