10 Night Emblematic Antarctic Luxury Cruise from Ushuaia Return



Ponant
from
NZ$12,360*


Cabin Twin p.p.
Superior Stateroom

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Special inclusions

10-Night expedition voyage aboard Le Lyrial
Superb dining, with all main meals included during your cruise.
Captains welcome cocktail and gala dinner.
Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands... list available upon request).
Evening entertainment and events onboard.
24hr room service.
Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ships equipment.
Port taxes and government fees.

Highlights:
- Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
- Hiking opportunity: Neko Harbour, Port Charcot, Port Lockroy, Deception Island.
- Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.
- Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floe, imposing icebergs, tall snow-covered mountains.
- Wildlife: Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, Minke and humpback whales, Weddell seals, sea leopards and sea birds.
- Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
- Exclusive 4-night programme before the cruise Patagonia, a land of contrast to discover in "Pre/Post & Overlands" tab. For more information and reservation, please contact our travel agents.

Cruise details

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Le Lyrial.

Tabletop icebergs, growlers, drift or pack ice... the Antarctic has its own language, which you’ll soon speak fluently!

We are offering you a chance to sail through the Heart of the Peninsula who offers travellers an enchanting polar desert, a final frontier surrounded by a gigantic ice sheet. This is a fascinating journey to the heart of this remote land, Penguins live in their thousands, waddling on the shores, whilst Humpback Whales come and swim alongside ships.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ushuaia
Situated on the Beagle Strait, Ushuaia is the largest city in Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and arguably the southernmost city in the world. In the past, the town has been a missionary base, penal colony and naval base for the Argentine navy. Ushuaia is now a major tourist town, complete with casinos and nice restaurants, and commonly used as a base for hiking, winter sports and cruises to Antarctica

Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Drake Passage
The Drake Passage or Mar de Hoces -Sea of "Hoces"- is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn, Chile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean (Scotia Sea) with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean. The passage is named after the 16th century English privateer Sir Francis Drake and has the reputation for having some of the roughest sea weather on earth.

Across this stretch of ocean the climate changes from the cool, humid, subpolar type found at Tierra del Fuego to the frozen conditions of Antarctica. Ships in the passage are often good platforms for the sighting of whales, dolphins and plentiful seabirds including giant petrels, other petrels, albatrosses and penguins.

Deception Island
Deception Island is an island in South Shetland off the Antarctic Peninsula, which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the local scientific stations. The only current research bases are run by Argentina and Spain.

Over half the island is covered in glaciers; its centre is a huge flooded caldera which forms a large bay called Port Foster. Attractions include swimming at Pendulum Cove, giant icebergs, penguins, seals, whales, pack ice, sea birds and more.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise costs are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Itinerary changes may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Cruise Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests up to US$9 per person per day if the price of light sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) exceeds US$70 per barrel. Please consult cruise line website for current information.

Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
18/11/18 Ushuaia, Argentina 06:00 PM
19/11/18 Drake Passage
20/11/18 Drake Passage
21/11/18 Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island
22/11/18 Pleneau Island
23/11/18 Port Lockroy, Antarctica
24/11/18 Deception Island, Antarctica
25/11/18 At sea - -
26/11/18 Drake Passage
27/11/18 Drake Passage
28/11/18 Ushuaia, Argentina 07:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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