Lemaire Channel is located between Kiev Peninsula (Graham Land, Antarctica) and Booth Island. This strait is one of Antarctica's most popular cruise ship destinations. The mesmerizing scenery is marked by steep cliffs descending to the iceberg-filled waters of the passage.
Lemaire Channel's length is 11 km (7 ml). Its width is 1,6 km (5300 ft) at the narrowest point. The channel was first passed through by the Belgica ship during the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (December 1898). Then it was named after Charles Lemaire (Belgian officer and explorer of Congo, Africa).
The channel is a standard part of most Antarctica cruise itineraries. This is a fairly protected area with calm sea waters. It is used by ships to reach Petermann Island for tourist landings via Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats). However, sometimes (especially in late Spring-early Summer) the passage is filled with icebergs, forcing the Petermann Island bound vessel to backtrack and sail around Booth Island.
Highlights: Passage through steep cliffs
The Lemaire Channel cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Lemaire Channel, Antarctica.
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Port Lemaire Channel cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lemaire Channel, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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14 December, 2016