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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2017-18


17 Days from $16,995 was $20,995

Limited to 199 guests

Offer

Save up to $5,000 per person; solos save 50% on the single supplement on a Category 1-3 cabin.

Set sail with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony 'Le Lyrial,' embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the wild shores of Antarctica.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for 15 nights aboard the new luxury all-balcony expedition ship 'Le Lyrial' 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

Experience the benefits of all-inclusive cruising with onboard gratuities, unlimited house drinks and all port charges included on 'Le Lyrial'

Stay at the luxurious Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt on beautiful Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires

Enjoy convenient A&K charter flights to and from Ushuaia

Choose from two special A&K departures: Family Holiday (December 12) with children's programming, spirited celebrations and unforgettable landings; and a dedicated Photography Expedition (January 16), led by A&K's professional photography coaches, and designed for all levels of skill and equipment preferences

Itinerary at a Glance

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

Extend Your Journey

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls 4 Days from $1,695 Learn More
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Dec 12-28, 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 16- Feb 1, 2018 departure | An A&K Photographic Expedition with A&K's Resident Photo Coach. Contact A&K for details.

DAY 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in has been arranged. With its wide boulevards and classical buildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax before this afternoon’s 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.

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 2
Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tip of South America. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the Arakur resort and, time and weather permitting, take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve or simply relax with a cappuccino and enjoy the views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Later, board ‘Le Lyrial’ and settle into your cabin, where you can take in views right from your own private balcony. Walk the decks and explore the common spaces as you familiarize yourself with the luxury cruiser, your home for the next 15 nights at sea. You may even want to toast to your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your Expedition Team begins their informal series of enlightening daily discussions on the flora and fauna, geology and history of the region. These expert lectures span 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. While a professional photography enrichment coach is on hand to assist with questions, enthusiasts will especially enjoy A&K’s dedicated Photography Expedition departing January 16. 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 Lyrial’s’ deck.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago

Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives at the remote Falkland Islands. Disembark to visit Port Stanley, the tiny, quaint capital with its small shops, brightly painted houses and friendly locals. Choose from one of several sightseeing excursions of Stanley, including a city highlights tour, a nature trek or an excursion by 4x4 vehicles to visit a gentoo penguin colony. History buffs may prefer a tour that visits some of the Falkland battlefields as well as the memorials to those who lost their lives in the conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 5–6
Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

As you approach South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with informative lectures and casual talks with your guides. Scan the seas to spot marine mammals and seabirds, as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past the islands of Shag Rocks.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 7–9
South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton

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 Southern 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 onboard historian, an expert on the great explorer’s life.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 10–11
Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation

During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia. They also share more enriching lectures, revealing more of what is to come on the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits this dramatic environment.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 12–14
Antarctica | The White Continent

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. Additional opportunities for exploration include a stop at a scientific research station. While on board ‘Le Lyrial,’ look for whales and birdlife from the deck or your own private balcony.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 15–16
Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage

Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, where you find more opportunities to observe marine and birdlife. Reflect on your incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 17
Depart Ushuaia

‘Le Lyrial’ docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfast, and then say goodbye to your Expedition Team and ship’s crew before disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you connect to your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Due to the nature of expedition cruising, final itinerary is subject to change due to ice, weather, sea and other conditions outside of A&K's control and is at the discretion of the ships captain and Expedition Leader.
This journey contains some active elements.

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

4 Days from $1,695

Internal Air: Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires (from $390)

DAY 1:

Fly to Buenos Aires, where you are met and transferred to your historic hotel in the heart of the city.

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
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DAY 2:

Fly to Iguazu Falls and explore the Brazilian side, with its cascading waterfalls along a gulf. Join your guide on a tour through the national park to a catwalk within arm’s reach of the falls.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3:

Today, experience the Argentine side of the park, walking the trails above and along the falls. Choose to venture out on a catwalk that extends 3,600 feet over the tropical basin of the Devil’s Throat. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4:

Fly to Buenos Aires to begin your cruise.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2017
  • Dec 12 - Dec 28
    Special Offer
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Balcony Stateroom-Category 1
    Price
    $16,995 was $20,995
    Single Supplement
    $5,245 was $10,495
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Balcony Stateroom-Category 2
    Price
    $17,995 was $22,995
    Single Supplement
    $5,745 was $11,495
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Premier Balcony Stateroom-Category 3
    Price
    $20,995 was $23,995
    Single Supplement
    $5,995 was $11,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 4
    Price
    $30,995
    Single Supplement
    $28,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Balcony Suite-Category 5
    Price
    $31,995
    Single Supplement
    $29,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 6
    Price
    $34,995
    Single Supplement
    $32,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 7
    Price
    $39,995
    Single Supplement
    $37,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite-Category 8
    Price
    $43,995
    Single Supplement
    $41,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Balcony Suite-Category 9
    Price
    $47,995
    Single Supplement
    $45,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out

    Optional pre-tour extension available on this departure.

    Special Family Holiday departure with child pricing available for children ages 7-18. Contact A&K for details.

    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • 2018
  • Jan 16 - Feb 01
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Balcony Stateroom-Category 1
    Price
    $22,495
    Single Supplement
    $11,245
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Balcony Stateroom-Category 2
    Price
    $24,495
    Single Supplement
    $12,245
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Premier Balcony Stateroom-Category 3
    Price
    $25,495
    Single Supplement
    $12,745
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 4
    Price
    $32,995
    Single Supplement
    $30,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Balcony Suite-Category 5
    Price
    $33,495
    Single Supplement
    $30,545
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 6
    Price
    $36,995
    Single Supplement
    $34,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 7
    Price
    $41,995
    Single Supplement
    $39,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite-Category 8
    Price
    $45,995
    Single Supplement
    $43,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Balcony Suite-Category 9
    Price
    $49,995
    Single Supplement
    $47,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Sold Out

    Optional pre-tour extension available on this departure.

    Photographic Expedition featuring onboard photography coaching. Contact A&K for details.

    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Internal Air: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires (from $850)

This itinerary is subject to change based on weather, wildlife, ice and other conditions beyond A&K's control. The final itinerary will be determined at the sole discretion of the captain and Expedition Leader. This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 7 years old on the December 12 departure and 10 years old on the January 16 departure.

Special pricing is available for children 7-18 on Dec 12 departure.

First group event: walking tour on Day 1. Last group event: disembarkation in Ushuaia at 9:00 a.m. on Day 12.

Reserve categories 4-9 for suite accommodations at Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Cabin butler service is included in categories 5-9.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer valid on select cabin categories, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other single supplement discounts or promotions.


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