Weddell Sea Explorer
Ushuaia, Argentina TO Ushuaia, Argentina
Once every four years James Cresswell will take an exclusive GeoWorld Travel group onboard a passenger expedition cruise ship to Antarctica
Next trip: January or February 2024 (Dates TBC)
*Minimum GeoWorld Travel group size is 6*
14 Days/13 Nights
Antarctica is a land of ice - 99% of the continent is covered by ice up to three miles thick in places. It is the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on earth. Even though Antarctica is mostly covered by ice, there is also a lot of rock exposure, where igneous, sedimentary and volcanic rocks can all be found. In some key locations there are also fossils to be found. The most dramatic geological feature of the Antarctic Peninsula is undoubtedly the active volcano of Deception Island, which is one of only two places in the world where a ship can sail into the caldera of an active volcano.
James Cresswell at the Snow Hill Emperor Penguin colony, Antarctica
James Cresswell (Director of GeoWorld Travel) will lead the trip
James has guided on this expedition several times when he was previously employed as the ship's geologist & expedition guide. On this voyage he will not be working for the expedition cruise company, he will instead be working for you, joining the ship as the group leader for an exclusive GeoWorld Travel group . The ship will have its own geological guide aboard, but James will provided the GeoWorld Travel group additional geological talks, discussions and guiding, and will be able to give you much greater attention than the ship's own guide who has many additional onboard responsibilities.
If you do not want to wait to join a trip led by James or prefer a different itinerary - no problem! We also run PolarWorld Travel, an expedition cruise consultancy & booking agent and weare happy to help you choose the expedition that is right for you.