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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2021


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

Limited to 199 guests

Offer

Book by Nov 30, 2019 and save $4,000 per person, plus 50% on the single supplement on stateroom categories 1-3. In addition, receive a $1,500 per-person credit on any stateroom or suite when you reserve your international air with A&K.

Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise on beautiful ‘Le Lyrial’ 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 on elegant ‘Le Lyrial,’ enjoying all-balcony accommodations and a guest capacity limited to just 199, only when exclusively chartered by A&K

Begin your journey with two nights at the beautiful Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt on 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 onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, Traveller’s Valet laundry service, and complimentary Wi-Fi

Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago with its colorful history and abundant wildlife

Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit with spectacular king penguin colonies and legendary sites that tell the story of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton

Experience the best of Antarctica during excursions led by an Expedition Team deeply in tune with its environment

 

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
The Drake Passage | Return & Reflection
Day 18
Depart Ushuaia

Extend Your Journey

Iguazu Falls Pre-Tour Extension 4 days from $2,795 Learn More
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Dec 17, 2020, Holiday Voyage | Choose our special 20-day holiday expedition with added family programming that includes workshops and adventures led by dedicated A&K Young Explorers Guides.

DAY 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure.

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 a contagious energy. Today, explore its treasures with expert A&K local guides, choosing from a selection of included excursions. Opt to see Buenos Aires on a guided tour complete with a tango demonstration or dive into a burgeoning scene on a guided tour focused on the city’s street art. Tonight, join your fellow travellers and A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
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 stateroom, 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 your 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

Arrive in the Falkland Islands and enjoy opportunities to explore. You may visit its remote western islands, home to Magellanic and rockhopper penguins as well as striking hourglass dolphin species, such as the Commerson and NB Peale.

'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. Weather and ice conditions determine our schedule, which may include stops along the northeast coastline of the island and opportunities to see the nesting wandering albatross, as well as vast colonies of king penguins and Southern elephant seals. You may also visit iconic historic sites alongside your A&K historian, where you learn about the whaling era; the Heroic Age of polar exploration; and Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, who’s final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island at Grytviken.

'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

Gargantuan icebergs, mountains thrusting out of the ocean and glaciers curling from the tops of seaside cliffs — count these among Antarctica’s many magical displays. Arrive today at the shores of the incredible White Continent for exciting days of exploration. Conditions permitting, your itinerary includes the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Deeply familiar with the region, your A&K Expedition Team plots landings that offer the best opportunities to see the continent’s iconic wildlife, including gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins as well as a wide variety of whale and seal species. Serving as the backdrop for these amazing wildlife experiences, Antarctica’s spectacular geography reveals sherbet-colored glaciers, snowy mountain peaks, and iceberg-laden channels and bays. As you cruise, scan the coast and seas daily for more wildlife showings, all from the comfort of your private balcony and the outer decks of your ship.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 16-17
The Drake Passage | Return & Reflection

Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north for Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observe wildlife while reflecting on an incredible journey.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Depart Ushuaia

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

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.

Dec 17, 2020, Holiday Voyage | Choose our special 20-day holiday expedition with added family programming that includes workshops and adventures led by dedicated A&K Young Explorers Guides.

Iguazu Falls Pre-Tour Extension

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

4 days from $2,795

Internal air from $450

(Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)

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

Available to add to select departure dates.
See Dates & Prices for details

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. You are transferred to your historic hotel in the heart of the city where you 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 on a suspended platform that extends 1,300 yards over the lush tropical basin at the very brink of the ‘Garganta do Diablo’ (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

NEW! Ushuaia Post-Tour Extension

Ushuaia-PostTour-Extension-Photo

3 days from $2,395

Single Supplement from $799

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

Available to add to select departure dates.
See Dates & Prices for details

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 Lake Fagnano. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure

Arakur Resort & Spa
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 Resort & Spa
Meals: Lunch
Day 3

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


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

  • Jan 13 - Jan 30
    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
    $8,998 was $17,995
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $22,995 was $26,995
    Single Supplement
    $10,098 was $20,195
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $24,495 was $28,495
    Single Supplement
    $10,698 was $21,395
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $34,995 was $38,995
    Single Supplement
    $29,195
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $41,995 was $45,995
    Single Supplement
    $35,895
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $44,995 was $48,995
    Single Supplement
    $38,695
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $48,995 was $52,995
    Single Supplement
    $42,495
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $56,995 was $60,995
    Single Supplement
    $50,095
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $58,995 was $62,995
    Single Supplement
    $51,195
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
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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 Day 2.

Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Day 18 (Jan 13, 2021, departure) or Day 20 (Dec 17, 2020, departure).

Dec 17, 2020, holiday voyage includes two additional days in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. View full 20-day itinerary.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offers valid for new bookings only through Nov 30, 2019. 50% savings on the single supplement valid in stateroom categories 1-3 and not combinable with Marco Polo Club discount or any other single supplement discounts. International air credit of $1,500 per person valid for all staterooms and suites. Air must be booked and ticketed through A&K USA, LLC. Airfare must be paid in full by the traveller for ticket issuance. Air credit will appear as a discount off the cruise on the traveller’s invoice. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

Dec 17, 2020, Holiday Voyage | Choose our special 20-day holiday expedition with added family programming that includes workshops and adventures led by dedicated A&K Young Explorers Guides.


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