Emblematic Antarctica Voyage (21 Feb ’25)

12 Days

10 nights Ushuaia round-trip onboard Le Lyrial + 1 night in Buenos Aires

Overview

1 night in Buenos Aires + return flights to Ushuaia with transfers + 10 nights expedition cruise.

If there is one place on the globe that fires the imagination of travellers and arouses in them an instant thirst for adventure, it is the immaculate and faraway lands of the White Continent. Inhabited by a surprising endemic fauna, the Antarctic will welcome you during an 11-day voyage.

At the border between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, you will enter Drake Passage. At the roaring fifties and the screaming sixties, the wind blows and the waves beat against the stern of the ship. In the sky, cape petrels lead you toward their realm until you reach the first of the continent’s lands.

Ice is there in all its forms. The mountainous landscapes open up to give way to huge calving glaciers, tabular icebergs drift in the middle of the Southern Ocean, and the sea ice shimmers in the distance. On board, the naturalists share with you the secrets of this unique ecosystem. As you near the shores, the first penguins appear. Gentoo, Adélie, Chinstrap: these surprising birds, emblematic of the Antarctic, share their beaches with leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals. During an outing on land or at sea, in a zodiac dinghy or a kayak, you will move through a stunning scenery bathed in polar light.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO.

Trip Highlights:

  • Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Visit research stations and former whaling stations, if conditions allow. 
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection and educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: humpback whales; Gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins; leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals; and numerous seabirds.

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Itinerary

  • An expedition cruise to discover the Antarctic Peninsula and its most beautiful secrets surrounded by stunning natural scenery.
  • Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure. Lead by experienced, State-Certified kayak guides, you will skim the water’s surface amid the ice.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Visit research stations and former whaling stations, if conditions allow.
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection and educational discovery in the respect of environment.
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: humpback whales; Gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins; leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals; and numerous seabirds.
  • For your comfort, your cruise package includes an overnight in Buenos Aires the day before embarkation and the outbound flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

Departures & Prices

Up to 20% Ponant Bonus! 

  • Travel dates: 21 February 2025 departure only
  • Prices from: R244,815 pps
  • Accommodation: Superior Stateroom onboard + 1 night 4* hotel

Includes / Excludes

Inclusions

  • 1-night accommodation in a 4* hotel the night before embarkation.
  • Return transfers Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires selected by PONANT, in economy class.
  • 10 nights accommodation onboard in a Superior Stateroom.
  • All Meals onboard.
  • Open Bar: beginning with boarding, and during the duration of the cruise, a wide selection of drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, wine, beer, Henri Abelé BRUT champagne, spirits, coffee, tea) is served on request and at any time of the day. Certain premium alcoholic beverages on the menu are not included in the Open Bar,
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access 24 hours a day
  • Access to all the common areas
  • BONUS: Includes 20% Ponant Bonus Saving.

Exclusions

  • Flights unless specified.
  • Visas (if required)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Land accommodation other than specified.
  • Meals and drinks not specified.
  • Gratuities.
  • Anything of a personal nature.

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • Cruise lines reserve the right to increase fares and end promotional offers without prior notice.
  • Prices are per person sharing and subject to change due to availability and ROE.
  • Travel outside of the stipulated dates may be subject to supplements and increases.
  • Valid for sale until 02 August 2024.
From R244,815
/ Person
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Summary

  • Up to 20% Ponant Bonus!
  • 21 February 2025 departure only
  • 1 night hotel + 10 nights onboard ship
  • Buenos Aires/Ushuaia return flights & transfers
  • Argentina | Antarctica
  • Superior Stateroom
  • 5 Star
  • Le Lyrial
  • Ponant