Posted November 25th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Last edited by dpro; November 25th, 2010 at 11:33 AM
Glad to know we'd be welcome!
dpro - I didn't want to bug you again with more questions but can you help me understand the Weddell Sea itinerary? I know it depends on weather but are there the same number of scheduled landings each day or is some of the time spent sailing all day?
Is there such a limited # of landings that we'd feel we were missing out?
Is it less about wildlife and more about the icebergs?
And have you heard anything about it being rougher on that side of the peninsula?
I'm still waiting to get a call back from Hurtigruten - I think the day before a holiday is not the time to get or expect an immediate response!
Any more light you can shed would be wonderful.
I can relate to your dilemma.
As I look at the Weddel Sea route, we have all of the landings we had on the Shackleton Route, except for the Falklands and South Georgia, and have scheduled at least 4 to 5 more landings on the Weddell Sea Peninsula. On our last trip we made all of the landings advertised, except for one on South Georgia. After crossing the Drake, the waters are much calmer in between the islands and in the Lemaire channel. Even on the days the ship is sailing in or around the protected waters, we experienced jaw-dropping sights with loads of wildlife, (seals on small ice patches, killer whales, humpbacks, penguins swimming, many birds around the ship, etc.)
I see more landings on the Weddell Sea Route and I think getting up close to the huge icebergs in the Weddell Sea is icing on the cake.
You are going to see lots of ice no matter which itinerary you choose.
No matter which you choose, I am pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
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