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Embark on a luxurious, panoramic expedition across the Southern Ocean, stopping at wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the vast, wild shores of Antarctica.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise for 15 nights aboard the new luxury all-balcony expedition ship 'Le Lyrial' or sister ship 'Le Boreal' on an exclusive A&K charter
  • Gain a deep understanding of the region with enriching lectures by award-winning experts, including scientists, historians and those awarded the coveted Polar Medal
  • Learn about the fascinating 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 Antarctica's one-of-a-kind habitat
  • Set off for exciting shore excursions in swift Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats), where closer views of the land and wildlife reveal the remarkable biodiversity of the Southern Ocean
  • Choose from two special A&K departures: Family Holiday (December 13 & December 19) with children's programming, spirited celebrations and unforgettable landings; and a dedicated Photography Expedition (January 17), led by professional photographers Richard Harker and Charley Wheatley, designed for all levels of skill and equipment preferences
  • Experience the benefits of all-inclusive cruising: Onboard gratuities, unlimited house drinks and all port charges on 'Le Lyrial' and 'Le Boreal' are included
  • Enjoy convenient A&K charter flights to and from Ushuaia


Itinerary at a Glance

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2: Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Day 3: At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

Day 4: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago

Days 5-6: Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

Days 7-9: South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton

Days 10-11: Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation

Days 12-14: Antarctica | The White Continent

Days 15-16: Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage

Day 17: Depart Ushuaia

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Dec 13-29, 2016 & Dec 19-Jan 4, 2017 departure | Special Family Holiday departure featuring an A&K Young Explorers Guide, with special pricing available for children 7-18. Contact A&K for details.

Jan 17- Feb 2, 2017 departure | An A&K Photographic Expedition with professional photographers Richard Harker and Charlie Wheatley. Contact A&K for details.

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Iguazu Falls (4 days, from $1,595).



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