Experience a panorama of the Southern Ocean's best on this adventure cruise, stopping at wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and Antarctica, the White Continent.
A Fantastic Family Voyage
The December 21 A&K Family Holiday to Antarctica introduces young guests to the Seventh Continent with specially planned activities through A&K's Young Explorers Program, led by dedicated Children's Activity Coordinators. Find out how A&K makes Antarctica accessible to guests of every age.
January 5, 2014
On a journey to a destination as epic as Antarctica, you want to make sure you come home with memories - and photographs - to last a lifetime. Join professional wildlife photographer and A&K photo coach Richard Harker as he provides hands-on tips and lectures on this departure that is specially timed to take place during the austral summer. Take advantage of the season's dramatic sunrises and sunsets, long daylight hours, and pristine ice. In addition, this is the best time to observe penguin rookeries on South Georgia and Antarctica at their most active and camera-ready.
Enjoy convenient private charter flights to and from Ushuaia
Only with A&K, every guest on board 'Le Boreal' enjoys a stateroom or suite with its own balcony
Marvel at the life of one of Antarctica's greatest explorers, Ernest Shackleton, when you visit his gravesite in Grytviken
Visit an active research station and observe preservation efforts to protect this one-of-a-kind habitat
Go ashore in Zodiacs for a closer view of the land and wildlife, taking in the remarkable biodiversity of the Southern Ocean
Enjoy the hassle-free benefits of all-inclusive cruising - all on-board gratuities, port charges and drinks (except premium wines, liquors and champagne) are included on your journey
Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in has been arranged. With its wide boulevards and European-style buildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax before this afternoon’s optional tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive past the colorful La Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace of tango. Get to know your fellow guests this evening at a welcome cocktail party.Sofitel Buenos Aires | Meals: B
Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tip of South America. Take in some sightseeing (time permitting) and enjoy a Patagonian barbecue lunch. Later, board ‘Le Boreal’ and settle in for a first night on the water. Walk the decks and explore the common spaces as you familiarize yourself with the luxury cruiser, your home during your Antarctic voyage. You may even want to toast your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your expert lecturers begin their informal series of enlightening daily discussions on the flora, fauna, geology and history of the region. In the past, lectures have covered diverse topics such as seabirds and penguins of the Southern Ocean, the formation of sea ice over thousands of years, and personal accounts of living and working in Antarctica. Although a professional photography enrichment coach is on hand to assist you with specific camera and composition questions and lead lectures on various s kills, the January 5 departure in particular focuses on photography. The cool waters in these parts are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from ‘Le Boreal’s’ deck.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
Spend the day exploring the Falklands. Depending on your itinerary, you either visit Stanley, the Falklands’ capital, strolling its charming streets and exploring the surrounding wilderness areas; or you discover the southeast Falkland islands of Sea Lion or Bleaker, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
As the ship approaches South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whales, seals and other wildlife become more frequent. The time spent cruising to South Georgia is once again filled with informative lectures — as well as casual talks with your guides — that soon have you scanning the seas like an expert.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores. Visit Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay or Gold Harbour, all home to vast colonies of king penguins as well as fur and elephant seals. You also have the opportunity to retrace part of the route taken by Ernest Shackleton during his historic crossing of South Georgia in 1916. Weather permitting, you may visit his gravesite in Grytviken alongside your on-board historian, an expert on the great explorer’s life.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia. They also enlighten you with more enriching lectures of what’s to come once you set foot on the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits this forbidding but beautiful environment.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits may include Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. There are also plans to sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, the latter often referred to as “Kodak Alley” for its breathtaking, picture-perfect beauty. You also enjoy additional opportunities for exploration, including a stop at a scientific research station. While on board ‘Le Boreal,’ you may view whales and birdlife from the deck or from your own cabin’s private balcony.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, where there are plenty of opportunities to observe more marine and birdlife. Reflect and compare notes on your incredible journey with your fellow guests.'Le Boreal' | Meals: B L D
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport.Meals: B
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$17,995||Classic Balcony Stateroom- Category 1||Limited Availability|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$18,995||Deluxe Balcony Stateroom- Category 2||Available|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$19,995||Premier Balcony Stateroom- Category 3||Available|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$21,495||Superior Balcony Stateroom- Category 4||Available|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$24,995||Premier 2-room Balcony Suite- Category 5||Sold Out|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$25,495||Prestige Balcony Suite- Category 6||Call for Availability|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$27,595||Prestige 2-room Balcony Suite- Category 7||Call for Availability|
|Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 06, 2014||$32,995||Owner's Balcony Suite- Category 8||Available|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$18,995||Classic Balcony Stateroom- Category 1||Call for Availability|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$19,995||Deluxe Balcony Stateroom- Category 2||Call for Availability|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$20,995||Premier Balcony Stateroom- Category 3||Sold Out|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$22,495||Superior Balcony Stateroom- Category 4||Limited Availability|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$25,995||Premier 2-room Balcony Suite- Category 5||Sold Out|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$26,695||Prestige Balcony Suite- Category 6||Sold Out|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$29,595||Prestige 2-room Balcony Suite- Category 7||Sold Out|
|Jan. 05, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2014||$34,995||Owner's Balcony Suite- Category 8||Sold Out|
Private Charter Air
For the ultimate in exclusive comfort and convenience, A&K privately charters your flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, timing it to your Antarctica cruise.
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires From..... $750
Per person, round trip. Taxes are included. All air quotes are subject to change and carry penalties and surcharges. Flight confirmations are based on availability.
Please check with A&K for our special international airfares.