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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2020 with A&K

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.

Special Offer

Book now on the 1 January 2020 departure and 
save $14,700 per couple on stateroom categories 1, 2 and 3,
and save $4,000 per couple on all other stateroom categories. 

*Based on savings per person, double occupancy.
Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn or reduced at any time.

Ports of Call: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Cruising the Scotia Sea, Antarctica, Cruising the Drake Passage, Ushuaia


Highlights
  • 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
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
Important Terms
  • 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.
  • Prices for Children (7-18 years old) start from $16,525.
  • Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn or reduced at any time.
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cruise ID 33819 Book By 08Apr19
Departure Dates 01Jan20 Duration 17 nights
Arrival Dates 18Jan20 Region Polar Regions, South America
Cruise Line Ponant Cruise Ship Le Lyrial
Cruise Type Ocean Cruise Package Type Cruise-Tour

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1
$25,825
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Deluxe Balcony Stateroom - Category 2
$29,175
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Premier Balcony Stateroom - Category 3
$30,495
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Prestige Balcony Suite - Category 4
$46,525
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Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 5
$52,525
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Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6
$56,525
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Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 7
$63,195
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Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite - Category 8
$69,875
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Owner's Balcony Suite - Category 9
$76,525
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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).  Prices for alternative departure dates may vary. Gratuities included. For real time availability, talk to your travel specialist.

 

Luxury Expedition Cruise Inclusions
  • Private Balcony with Every Stateroom and Suite
  • Shore Excursions Led by Expert Expedition Team
  • Butler Service on Suite Accommodations
  • All-inclusive Cruising; Includes All Meals, House Drinks, Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service and Breakfast in Bed

  • Pre-Cruise Hotel Stays and Sightseeing
  • Airport Meet and Greet and Transfers
  • Complimentary Gear and Equipment
  • Complimentary Onboard Wi-Fi & Traveller’s Valet
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

 

Special Offer

Book now on the 1 January 2020 departure and 
save $14,700 per couple on stateroom categories 1, 2 and 3,
and save $4,000 per couple on all other stateroom categories. 

*Based on savings per person, double occupancy.
Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn or reduced at any time.

 

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 $1,995 per person).    


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Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aires

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure before joining fellow travellers tonight for a welcome reception.
Accommodation: 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Palacio Duhua – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

Day 5

Flakland 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

Day 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

Day 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

Day 11-12

Cruising the Scotia Sea, Antarctica 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

Day 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

Day 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: ‘Le Lyrial’

 

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 Included: Breakfast

 

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 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.





Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi



Area: 27 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand

  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • Butler service



Area: 45 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • 108 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players

  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • Butler service



Area: 54 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • 12m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • 2 King-size bed or 2 twin beds
  • Shower and bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players

  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi
  • Butler service



Area: 18 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi



Area: 36 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi



 

Area: 36 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players

  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi
  • Butler service



Area: 54 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • The Owner’s suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by French interior designers and will provide you with a breathtakting panoramic sea view.Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed
  • or twin beds Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery

  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Butler service
  • Internet acces wifi
  • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport – Hotel – Port
  • 1 free hour of Spa treatments



Area: 21 m²
Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

Amenities:

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players

  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi


Le Lyrial

Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

 

Interior Design

Ponant have been inspired by the destinations visited and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

 

Accommodation

Elegance and flexibility of the suites and staterooms, decorated by French interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.

  • Flexible capacity: from 112 to 122 suites & staterooms.
  • Maximum configuration: 13 suites & 108 staterooms.
  • Maximum number of suites configuration: 24 suites & 86 staterooms.
  • Magnificent ocean views: 114 staterooms and suites with balcony

 

Deck plan

Length  466 ft
Beam  59 ft
Draft  15.3 ft
Cruising speed  14 knots
Ice class  1 C
Classification  Bureau Veritas
Flag  French
Guest decks  6
Guest capacity (double occupancy)  up to 260 PAX
Normal crew size  140
Fleet of expedition Zodiac®  (Mark V HD)
Gross tonnage  10 992 UMS
Electric motors  2 x 2300 KW
Installed power  7 200 KW
Construction  Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy


Le Lyrial


Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.



 

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