Holiday Voyage: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2020)

Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise and explore the colorful Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and epic Antarctica.

Journey Overview

Join this panoramic adventure with passionate A&K experts aboard all-balcony ‘Le Lyrial,’ exploring the best of the Southern Ocean, including the colourful and cultural Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its incredible rookeries of king penguins, and unequalled Antarctica.

Journey Highlights

  • Cruise for 17 nights an extended holiday voyage aboard 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 colourful 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 this environment
  • Enjoy additional family programming featuring exciting youth-focused workshops, events and excursions led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Dec 17: 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  

Dec 18: 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: BL 

Dec 19: 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 17 nights. Watch with your family from the comfort of your own private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea.
‘Le Lyrial’ | Meals: BLD 

Dec 20: 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 favourite 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: BLD

Dec 21-22: Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost

Arrive in the remote Falkland Islands, which you explore for the next two days. Your expedition may take you to the western side of the archipelago to observe its flourishing wildlife. Conditions permitting, you also visit the tiny capital of Stanley, choosing from several excursions. Young Explorers Guides lead young guests on a visit to a sheep-shearing farm and the local museum, where they embark on a tour with a taxidermist.
‘Le Lyrial’ | Meals: BLD

Dec 23-24: Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

Time spent cruising is once again filled with fascinating lectures with your Expedition Team as well as exciting family-friendly programming led by Young Explorers Guides. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life, and deck-side sightings of humpback whales and seabirds become more frequent.
‘Le Lyrial’ | Meals: BLD

Dec 25-27: South Georgia | Wildlife Haven

Look forward to a most inspiring and unforgettable Christmas Day when you arrive at South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel for wildlife. A nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, the island offers glacier-covered coves and rugged shores, ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (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 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.
‘Le Lyrial’ | Meals: BLD

Dec 28-29: The 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. Young Explorers Guides arrange for wild activities that include dissecting loligo squids, creating Japanese fish prints with an ink rubbing and a special visit to the ship’s high-tech bridge to see how ‘Le Lyrial’ is controlled.
‘Le Lyrial’ | Meals: BLD

Dec 30-Jan 2: Antarctica | Incredible White Continent

Your itinerary and a memorable New Year’s celebration call for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and several South Shetland Islands. Weather and ice conditions permitting, 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. Meanwhile, a parent-free Zodiac ride beckons younger guests, who receive a lesson from their naturalist guide on how to drive the nimble boats, all while cruising past ice floes, whales and napping leopard seals. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here and competes for your attention with its dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers, and iceberg-strewn channels and bays.
‘Le Lyrial’ | Meals: BLD 

Jan 3-4: The Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea

Bid farewell to Antarctica as 'Le Lyrial' points north to Ushuaia. Enjoy time with new friends you've made, observe more marine life from the decks or participate in family-friendly activities with your Younger Explorers Guides. 
'Le Lyrial' | Meals: B L D 

Jan 5: 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 our new Ushuaia post-tour extension. 
Meals: B

Journey Details:

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
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 20.

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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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Dec 17, 2020 - Jan 5, 2021 Special Special Special Special Special Special Special Special Special
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1 Price AU$29,550pp was AU$37,520 Single Supplement AU$13,548 was AU$27,095 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Deluxe Balcony Stateroom - Category 2 Price AU$33,895pp was AU$41,865 Single Supplement AU$15,215 was AU$30,430 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Premier Balcony Stateroom - Category 3 Price AU$36,070pp was AU$44,040 Single Supplement AU$15,285 was AU$30,570 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Prestige Balcony Suite - Category 4 Price AU$51,290pp was AU$59,260 Single Supplement AU$43,760 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 5 Price AU$61,435pp was AU$69,405 Single Supplement AU$53,325 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6 Price AU$65,780pp was AU$73,750 Single Supplement AU$57,530 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 7 Price AU$71,580pp was AU$79,550 Single Supplement AU$63,035 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite - Category 8 Price AU$83,175pp was AU$91,145 Single Supplement AU$74,050 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Owner's Balcony Suite - Category 9 Price AU$86,070pp was AU$94,040 Single Supplement AU$76,805 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.

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