Detaille Island (Antarctica)

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Detaille Island cruise port

Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2022-10-03 14:16

min: 15 °F (-10 °C) / max: 27 °F (-2 °C) 26°F
Wind: 4°/ 2.7 m/s  Gust: 3.6 m/sWind: 4°/ 2.7 m/s  Gust: 3.6 m/sLight breeze
2.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature27 °F / -2 °C
15 °F / -9 °C
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Detaille Island is a small isle located off the northern end of Arrowsmith Peninsula (Graham Land, Antarctica). During 1956-1959, it was home to the British Antarctic Survey's "Base W", closed after the end of IGY (International Geophysical Year). The island is often visited by Antarctic cruise vessels but is otherwise unoccupied.Detaille Island (Antarctica)

Due to men’s hasty departure and necessity that they take little with them, "Base W" is eerily preserved time capsule of Antarctic life during the 1950s. The base had previously been intended to host dog-sledging parties which would cross sea ice to nearby Antarctic Peninsula, but the ice was badly unstable. When "Base W" was emptied, heavy sea ice prevented resupply vessel Biscoe from approaching closer than 50 km (31 miles), despite the assistance of a duo of United States icebreakers. The men were forced to close up Base W, load sledges with only the most valuable gear and use dog teams to reach Biscoe.

Port Detaille Island 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 Detaille Island, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

10 November, 2022
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Commandant Charcot
24 November, 2022
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Commandant Charcot

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