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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands Cruise: Photography & Exploration 2022


18 days from $19,995 per person was $23,995

Limited to 199 guests

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Save $4,000 per person on all stateroom categories and suites.

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 ideal itinerary for photographers and explorers alike. Go ashore with your Expedition Team to visit areas rich in the history of polar exploration and experience the wildlife of the Southern Ocean region in all its glory.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise for 15 nights on an exclusively chartered voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and The Falkland Islands
  • Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago’s colorful, storied history and abundant wildlife
  • Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit spectacular king penguin colonies and legendary sites that tell the tale of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Experience the best of Antarctica during Zodiac excursions led by A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team
  • Enjoy additional photo coaching lectures and hands-on workshops from special guest lecturer and famed National Geographic photographer and conservationist Michael Melford

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Itinerary at a Glance

JAN 4
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
JAN 5
Buenos Aires | Discovering a Vibrant Capital
JAN 6
Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World
JAN 7
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean
JAN 8
The Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost
JAN 9–10
Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife
JAN 11–13
South Georgia | Wildlife Haven
JAN 14–15
Scotia Sea | Life at Sea
JAN 16–18
Antarctica | Incredible White Continent
JAN 19–20
Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea
JAN 21
Depart Ushuaia

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Iguazu Falls Pre-Tour Extension 4 days from $3,595 per person Learn More
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JAN 4
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
JAN 5
Buenos Aires | Discovering a Vibrant Capital

Explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. In the evening, join your fellow guests and A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception. Meet some of your expert expedition staff members, including National Geographic photographer Michael Melford.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
JAN 6
Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve before boarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 15 days of adventure. Watch from the comfort of your private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 7
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’s Expedition Team begins its exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy time with Michael Melford and your A&K photo team, who are on hand to exhibit extraordinary images, share tips and answer questions. The cool waters 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
JAN 8
The Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost

Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives in the remote Falkland Islands. Conditions permitting, you may visit the tiny capital of Stanley, strolling its charming streets and exploring its surrounding wilderness areas, or land at the southeast Falkland Islands of Sea Lion and Bleaker, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 9–10
Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

As you head toward South Georgia, 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. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life — scan the seas to spot marine mammals and seabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past the Shag Rocks islands.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 11–13
South Georgia | Wildlife Haven

Explore South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel of wildlife. South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes Mountains, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores — ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting, excursions over the next three days include stops along the northeast coastline of the island, where we hope to visit vast colonies of king penguins and southern elephant seals. You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&K historian, who shares tales of the whaling era and the heroic age of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploits of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island, at Grytviken. A photographer’s paradise, South Georgia is a locale where you’re sure to capture some of your very best shots.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 14–15
Scotia Sea | Life at Sea

Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come in Antarctica. Prepare for your Antarctic arrival by learning more about the Seventh Continent from the experts who know it best, from its awe-inspiring terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits it.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 16–18
Antarctica | Incredible White Continent

Conditions permitting, your itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Your expedition team takes advantage of the best opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore the continent’s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here as dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and icebergstrewn channels compete for your attention. At the evening’s recap, you might look through your photos with Michael Melford and his team as they make suggestions for how to improve your framing and techniques.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 19–20
Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea

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
JAN 21
Depart Ushuaia

After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home or join your Ushuaia post-tour extension.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

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Iguazu Falls Pre-Tour Extension

Discover Iguazu Falls, visiting the Argentine and Brazilian sides of one of South America’s greatest natural wonders.

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

4 days from $3,595 per person

Single Supplement from $1,995 per person

Internal air from $685

(Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)

Available to add to select departure dates. 
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Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. You are transferred to your historic hotel in the heart of the city, where you’ll meet your A&K local guide who joins your journey.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Day 2

Fly to Iguazu Falls and experience the Argentine side of the park, walking the trails above and along the falls. Choose to venture out onto a suspended platform that extends 1,300 yards over the lush tropical basin at the very brink of the Garganta do Diabo (Devil’s Throat).

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Today, 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 4

Fly to Buenos Aires. Begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast

Ushuaia Post-Tour Extension

Explore the Southern Andes, venturing off-road at Fagnano Lake and cruising to Gable Island for forested hikes.

Ushuaia-PostTour-Extension-Photo

3 days from $2,495 per person

Single Supplement from $795 per person

Available to add to select departure dates. 
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Day 1

Disembark in Ushuaia and set off on a morning city tour. After lunch, travel in a 4x4 on an off-road adventure to the Fuegian Andes region. Journey through forests and across rivers, taking in views of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake) from above the Andes and enjoying an Argentine barbeque at impressive Fagnano Lake. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Arakur Ushuaia
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2

Travel to Haberton Ranch, the first estancia in Tierra del Fuego and one of the most rugged and beautiful places in the Beagle Channel. Visit its marine mammal museum, ride a motorboat to Martillo Island to see its penguins, and then cruise to the enormous Gable Island for a Patagonian lunch. After coffee, hike this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver dams and through its forest to reach the shore of the Beagle Channel. Return to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure.

Arakur Ushuaia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


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

  • 2022
  • Jan 04 - Jan 21
    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
    $22,995 was $26,995
    Single Supplement
    $20,245
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $24,995 was $28,995
    Single Supplement
    $21,745
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $35,495 was $39,495
    Single Supplement
    $33,725
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $42,995 was $46,995
    Single Supplement
    $40,845
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $45,995 was $49,995
    Single Supplement
    $43,695
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $49,995 was $53,995
    Single Supplement
    $47,495
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $57,995 was $61,995
    Single Supplement
    $55,095
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $59,995 was $63,995
    Single Supplement
    $56,995
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K

    Optional pre-tour and post-tour extensions available on this departure.

    Child pricing available for children ages 7-18. Contact A&K for details.

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Journey Details

Economy class from $895
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Minimum age is 7 years.

Categories 4-9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.

First group event: welcome reception on Jan 5.

Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Jan 21.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

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

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