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Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic - Ross Sea Expedition on Le Soleal

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Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the seldom visited Ross Sea from New Zealand, and walk in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers on this exciting expedition.

Sailing from Dunedin in New Zealand on board Le Soléal, start in Campbell Island, part of New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands, and discover the island's spectacular endemic flora and fauna, including six species of albatross.

Whilst you enjoy some time at sea and take advantage of talks and lectures on board by your team of expedition guides, be prepared to reach the Ross Sea, the Southernmost sea on Earth.

Alongside your expedition team, you will have the privilege of exploring this fascinating region and learn all about its history and natural environment, all in one of the most pristine, spectacular settings. Observe the largest Adelie penguin rookeries in the world, sail pass gigantic icebergs and thundering glaciers during a Zodiac® excursion, or spot Weddell Seals as they relax or hunt on icefloes.

You will have the chance to visit historic buildings including Sir Ernest Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds, and reflect on the heroic polar journeys of some of the world's most intrepid polar explorers.

On your way back, enjoy some time on Australia's Macquarie Island, and its impressive colony of king penguins, before disembarking in Hobart. A truly memorable adventure not many have the chance to experience!

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 IAATO.

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Jan 22, 2023 through
Feb 13, 2023
Jan 18, 2023 7:00 PM
22 Nights from
$24,390.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $1,230.00 taxes/fees
Superior Stateroom Cat.SP3
7467325
Scott & Shackleton''s Antarctic - Ross Sea Expedition

Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Dunedin 5:00 PM
2 At Sea
3 Campbell Island
4 At Sea
5 At Sea
6 At Sea
7 Ross Sea Region
8 Ross Sea Region
9 Ross Sea Region
10 Ross Sea Region
11 Ross Sea Region
12 Ross Sea Region
13 Ross Sea Region
14 Ross Sea Region
15 At Sea
16 Balleny Islands
17 At Sea
18 At Sea
19 Macquarie Island
20 Macquarie Island
21 At Sea
22 At Sea
23 Hobart, Tasmania 7:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.