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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2019-20


18 days from $18,995 was $22,995

Limited to 199 guests

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Book early and save $4,000 per person on stateroom categories 1, 2 and 3.

Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise and explore the colorful Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and epic Antarctica — an 18-day adventure taking in the vast riches of the Southern Ocean.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for 15 nights aboard luxurious 'Le Lyrial' with guaranteed balcony accommodations for all guests, an included amenity exclusively offered by A&K

Begin your journey with two nights at the luxurious Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt on elegant, historic Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires

Sail with an exceptional team curated by A&K, featuring our award-winning Expedition Team, an experienced service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3

Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, unlimited house drinks, onboard meals, all Zodiac rides and excursions, expedition gear, port charges, and — our newest offerings — complimentary Wi-Fi and Traveller's Valet laundry service

Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit with abundant king penguin colonies and the gravesite of one of Antarctica's greatest explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton

Celebrate New Year's Eve before our January 1 departure with an optional, festive two-night package at Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (December 30-31) or a special group extension in lguazu Falls (December 29-Jan 1)

Discover special family programming on our December 17 departure with exciting youth-focused workshops, events and excursions led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides, who are also experienced educators

Take advantage of A&K internal flights to and from Ushuaia, guaranteeing timely arrival to your ship

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2
Buenos Aires | Latin Style and European Grandeur
DAY 3
Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World
DAY 4
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean
DAY 5
Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago
DAYS 6-7
Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife
DAYS 8-10
South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton
DAYS 11-12
Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation
DAYS 13-15
Antarctica | The White Continent
DAYS 16-17
Cruising the Drake Passage | Time for Reflection
Day 18
Depart Ushuaia

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Dec 17, 2019 Departure | Explore Antarctica as a Family: Choose our Dec 17 cruise for added family programming that includes exciting workshops and special excursions led by engaging A&K Young Explorers Guides.

Jan 1, 2020 Departure | Celebrate New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires: Ring in New Year's Eve with a special two-night package and festive dinner at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (Dec 30-31 from $1,495 per person).

DAY 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina's capital city and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure before joining fellow travellers tonight for a welcome reception.

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
DAY 2
Buenos Aires | Latin Style and European Grandeur

With its wide boulevards and classical buildings, romantic and exciting Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Explore its best treasures with expert A&K local guides, choosing from a selection of included excursions. Opt to explore the city on a guided tour complete with a tango demonstration; spend a full day at an authentic estancia (ranch), where you pause for an authentic lunch; or dive into a burgeoning art scene on a guided tour focused on Buenos Aires street art. Tonight, enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
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 nature walk in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, or simply relax with a cappuccino and 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. Throughout your journey, benefit from immersive insight, with incomparable enrichment programs both aboard and on shore, and an Expedition Team that is second to none. 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'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your Expedition Team begins an 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'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago

Today, 'Le Lyrial' arrives in the remote Falkland Islands. Spend the day exploring the Falklands. This may include a visit to Stanley, the tiny colorful capital of the Falkland Islands, where you may stroll its charming streets and explore its surrounding wilderness areas; or the southeast Falkland islands of Sea Lion and Bleaker, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 6-7
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, leaving your knowledge of the region greatly enriched. 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'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 8-10
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'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 11-12
Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation

During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your enrichment specialists recap your adventures in South Georgia. During additional, enriching lectures, learn more about the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits it. Ensuring your experience reaches far beyond that of everyday travellers, ongoing, informative discussions with your Expedition Team lend further context.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 13-15
Antarctica | The White Continent

Conditions permitting, 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 Cuverville and Goudier islands, and sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, called "Kodak Alley" for its photogenic scenery. 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. Guests on our December 17 departure also enjoy an unforgettable New Year's Eve with a special onboard celebration to cap off a final day of exploration on the White Continent.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 16-17
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 birds and marine life while reflecting on an incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
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 cruise includes regular Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes. Due to the nature of expedition cruising, this itinerary is subject to change and is for guidance purposes only.

Dec 17, 2019 Departure | Explore Antarctica as a Family: Choose our Dec 17 cruise for added family programming that includes exciting workshops and special excursions led by engaging A&K Young Explorers Guides.

Jan 1, 2020 Departure | Celebrate New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires: Ring in New Year's Eve with a special two-night package and festive dinner at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (Dec 30-31 from $1,495 per person).

Iguazu Falls Pre-Tour Extension

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

4 days from $1,595

Internal air from $450 (Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)

Dec 17 cruise | 4 days from $1,595

Jan 1 cruise | 4 days from $2,995

 

 

 

DAY 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Meet your A&K local guide, who joins your journey, and transfer to your historic hotel in the heart of the city.

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Guests continuing on to our January 1 cruise also spend New Year's Eve in Iguazu Falls, enjoying an evening of festive celebration.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4

Fly to Buenos Aires. Begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast


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

  • 2019
  • Dec 17 - Jan 03
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $18,995 was $22,995
    Single Supplement
    $17,245
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $20,995 was $24,995
    Single Supplement
    $18,745
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $21,995 was $25,995
    Single Supplement
    $19,495
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $32,995
    Single Supplement
    $29,695
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $37,995
    Single Supplement
    $34,195
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $39,995
    Single Supplement
    $35,995
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $45,995
    Single Supplement
    $41,395
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $49,995
    Single Supplement
    $44,995
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $54,995
    Single Supplement
    $49,495
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Call for Availability

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

    'Le Lyrial' Deck Plan
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  • 2020
  • Jan 01 - Jan 18
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $19,995 was $23,995
    Single Supplement
    $17,995
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $22,495 was $26,495
    Single Supplement
    $19,875
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $23,495 was $27,495
    Single Supplement
    $20,625
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $35,495
    Single Supplement
    $31,945
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $39,995
    Single Supplement
    $35,995
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $42,995
    Single Supplement
    $38,695
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $47,995
    Single Supplement
    $43,195
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $52,995
    Single Supplement
    $47,695
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $57,995
    Single Supplement
    $52,195
    Internal Air From
    $895
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Le Lyrial' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.

Weather, wildlife, ice and other conditions beyond A&K's control may affect the final itinerary, which may be adjusted at the sole discretion of your Captain and Expedition Leader.

Minimum age is 7 years old on the Dec 17 departure and 10 years old on the Jan 1 departure.

Categories 4-9 include suite accommodations at the hotel and butler service on board the ship.

First group event: welcome reception on Day 1.

Last group event: disembarkation in Ushuaia at 9:00 a.m. on Day 18.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Dec 17, 2019 Departure | Explore Antarctica as a Family: Choose our Dec 17 cruise for added family programming that includes exciting workshops and special excursions led by engaging A&K Young Explorers Guides.

Jan 1, 2020 Departure | Celebrate New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires: Ring in New Year's Eve with a special two-night package and festive dinner at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (Dec 30-31 from $1,495 per person).


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