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Deception Island - South Shetland Islands Highlights:
Volcanic caldera waters, Whaler’s Bay , Pendulum Cove
Deception Island, one of the main islands of the South Shetland chain, off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, is actually the sunken caldera of a semi-active volcano. Approached through a narrow, hidden channel called Neptune's Bellows, the entrance to the perfect harbour of Whaler's Bay is spectacular. The mile-wide flooded caldera bay is ringed by bubbling fumaroles, a reminder of the volcanic activity which took place between 1967 and 1970, wiping out two scientific stations. It is also the site of the long-closed Hektor Whaling Station, and home to a huge Chinstrap penguin rookery (the largest in Antarctica).

Hot springs are also found along the shoreline of Pendulum Cove where the sea is heated to comfortable swimming temperatures, because the hot springs generate scalding water. Polar dips may be attempted on visits to this cove.

You may also hike over the lunarlike terrain, dotted with thousands of chinstrap penguins. At Telefon Bay the most recent evidence of volcanic eruption on Deception Island can be seen. Today, there are only two summer stations: Spain's station, Gabriel de Castilla, and Argentina's station, Decepción.

The following 23 cruises call at Deception Island. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.

Sailing Date Line/Ship Cruise Name Region
Ship Rating
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Cruise Nights/
Duration
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(lowest grade cabin twin share)
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23/02/18
Hurtigruten
Fram
Penguins, Patagonia & Poetry
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Valparaiso
15/20 From £5378
cruise only
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23/10/18
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Discover Antarctica, Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Valparaiso
Punta Arenas
18/20
From £6655
cruise only
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07/11/18
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15 From £4123
cruise only
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10/11/18
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
16/19
From £6501
cruise only
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18/11/18
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15 From £4123
cruise only
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26/11/18
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
16/19
From £6501
cruise only
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29/11/18
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15 From £4123
cruise only
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07/12/18
Hurtigruten
Fram
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
21/25
From £7745
cruise only
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10/12/18
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15 From £4123
cruise only
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12/12/18
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
16/19
From £6501
cruise only
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21/12/18
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Christmas Adventure in Antarctica
Theme: Christmas
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/17 From £4130
cruise only
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28/12/18
Hurtigruten
Fram
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
21/25
From £7745
cruise only
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28/12/18
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
16/19 From £6501
cruise only
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03/01/19
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15
From £4123
cruise only
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14/01/19
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15 From £4123
cruise only
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18/01/19
Hurtigruten
Fram
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
21/25
From £7745
cruise only
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25/01/19
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15 From £4123
cruise only
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05/02/19
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15
From £4123
cruise only
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08/02/19
Hurtigruten
Fram
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
21/25 From £7745
cruise only
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16/02/19
Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
11/15
From £4123
cruise only
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08/03/19
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Discover Antarctica, Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Punta Arenas
Valparaiso
13/22 From £6925
cruise only
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26/10/19
Hurtigruten
Roald Amundsen
Discover Antarctica, Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Antarctica
Superior
Valparaiso
Punta Arenas
18/20
From £7113
cruise only
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14/12/19
Hurtigruten
Fridtjof Nansen
Antarctica - White Christmas with Penguins
Theme: Christmas
Antarctica
Superior
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
14/17 From £5876
cruise only
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