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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2018-19


17 Days from $17,995 was $21,995

Limited to 199 guests

Offer

Book early and save $4,000 per person on a Category 1-3 cabin when you book by Mar 31, 2018.

Spend the holidays on a luxury voyage to the world’s most pristine wilderness, joined by extraordinary real-life explorers and captivating Young Explorers Guides.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for 15 nights aboard luxurious 'Le Lyrial' with guaranteed outside balcony accommodations for all guests, only when exclusively chartered by A&K

Begin your journey at the luxurious Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt on beautiful Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires

Gain a deep understanding of the region with enriching lectures by award-winning A&K experts, including scientists, historians and those awarded the coveted Polar Medal

Learn about the fascinating life of one of Antarctica's greatest explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton, when you visit his gravesite in Grytviken, South Georgia

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, gear, and all excursions, Zodiac rides, and port charges included on your voyage

Take advantage of convenient A&K charter flights to and from Ushuaia

Discover family-friendly programming on our December 22 departure, which features exciting youth-focused workshops on board and excursions led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides, also experienced educators

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
DAY 5–6
Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife
DAY 7–9
South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton
DAYS 10–11
Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation
DAYS 12–14
Antarctica | The White Continent
DAY 15-16
Cruising the Drake Passage | Time for Reflection
DAY 17
Depart Ushuaia

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Dec 22, 2018 Departure | Explore Antarctica as a Family: Choose our December 22 departure for added family programming that includes exciting workshops and special excursions led by A&K's highly qualified Young Explorers Guides.

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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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. Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy time with A&K’s Resident Photo Coach, who is on hand to share tips and answer questions. 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
DAY 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
DAY 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. While weather and ice conditions determine the schedule, stops may include Eleshul Bay to see nesting, wandering albatrosses as well as Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay and Gold Harbour, all three of which are home to vast colonies of king penguins and Southern elephant seals. You may also visit Ernest Shackleton’s 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

Your itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. You may also visit Deception, Cuverville and Goudier islands, and sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Alley” for its picture-perfect beauty. Further adventures may include a visit to Wilhelmina Bay, noted for its prolific humpback whale activity. As you cruise along Antarctica, scan the seas daily for these gentle giants, all from the comfort of your private balcony and the outer decks of your ship.

'Le Lyrial'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 15-16
Cruising the Drake Passage | Time for Reflection

Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north for her return to Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observe marine and birdlife while reflecting on an incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends.

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

After breakfast, disembark your luxury expedition ship in Ushuaia. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you connect to your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: This journey contains some active elements and 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.

Iguazu Falls Pre-Cruise Extension

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

4 Days from $1,495

Internal air from $390 (Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)

DAY 1:

Arrive in 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. Begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast


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

  • 2018
  • Dec 22 - Jan 07
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $17,995 was $21,995
    Single Supplement
    $10,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Balcony Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $19,995 was $23,995
    Single Supplement
    $11,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Balcony Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $20,995 was $24,995
    Single Supplement
    $12,495
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Balcony Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $31,995
    Single Supplement
    $28,795
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $33,495
    Single Supplement
    $30,145
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $36,995
    Single Supplement
    $33,295
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $41,995
    Single Supplement
    $37,795
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $45,495
    Single Supplement
    $43,195
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Balcony Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $49,995
    Single Supplement
    $47,495
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability

    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.
  • 2019
  • Jan 16 - Feb 01
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $19,995 was $23,995
    Single Supplement
    $11,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Balcony Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $21,995 was $25,995
    Single Supplement
    $12,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Balcony Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $22,995 was $26,995
    Single Supplement
    $13,495
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Balcony Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $34,495
    Single Supplement
    $31,045
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $34,995
    Single Supplement
    $31,495
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $38,995
    Single Supplement
    $34,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $43,995
    Single Supplement
    $39,595
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $48,495
    Single Supplement
    $45,995
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Balcony Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $52,995
    Single Supplement
    $50,345
    Internal Air From
    $850
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

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

This journey contains some active elements and 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.

Minimum age is 7 years old on the December 22 departure and 10 years old on the January 16 departure. Special pricing is available for children ages 7-18 on December 22 departure.

First group event: afternoon city tour on Day 1.

Last group event: disembarkation in Ushuaia at 9:00 a.m. on Day 17.

Suite categories 4-9 include butler service on board 'Le Lyrial' and suite accommodations at the Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer valid on select cabin categories through March 31, 2018, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.


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