Antarctica beyond the Polar Circle – Wilkins Ice Shelf

Awe inspiring locations and exotic wildlife | 20 Days

This expedition voyage explores the rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. We focus on many places discovered by Adrien de Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) aboard the Belgica. We’ll travel beyond the Antarctic Circle, where we aim to spend the rest of the trip. We’ll see ice shelves and land on islands where few people have set foot.

Ship:                  Hondius

When:               11 – 30 March 2024

Guide price:     From £12,995 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)

Options:      Ortelius has Polar Circle deep South Discovery voyage 14 – 31 March 2024. Price from £11,835 per person.

Plancius with her superb observation lounge has a Polar Circle voyage focussing on whales 19 March – 3 April 2023. Guide price £10,370 per person. Her previous voyage includes Elephant Island and the Weddell Sea.

Celebrate Christmas going Across the Antarctic Circle with Greg Mortimer 15 – 30 December 2022. Price from £13,845 – £15,665 per person. Also Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle go Across the Circle in January/February 2023.

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