Antarctica, S. Georgia and the Falklands - 18 day

Le Lerial Cruise Ship
Le Lyrial
199 Passengers

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.

Highlights:
• Cruise for 15 nights aboard the new luxury all-balcony expedition ship Le Lyrial
• 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 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 internal flights to and from Ushuaia, guaranteeing timely arrival to your ship

Brief Itinerary

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 to 10 South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton
Days 11 & 12 Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation
Days 13 to 15 Antarctica | The White Continent
Days 16 & 17 Cruising the Drake Passage | Time for Reflection
Day 18 Depart Ushuaia

Day 1 — Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina's capital city and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure before joining fellow travelers tonight for a welcome reception.

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 our expert, 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.

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.

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 our 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.

Day 5 — Falkland 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.

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.

Days 8 to 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 Harbor, 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.

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 travelers, ongoing, informative discussions with your expedition team lend further context.

Days 13 to 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.

Days 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.

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.

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.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Cat 4 (Premier Two-Room Suite), Cat 6 (Privilege Two-Room Suite) and Cat 8 (Grand Privilege Suite) are available for 3 or 4 people. Triple and Quad rates upon request.

Special Family departure: Antarctica, S. Georgia and the Falklands - 18 day, Dec 17 - Jan 03, 2020. Children up to half off with accompanying adult. See Specials page for details.

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There is no share option available on this ship.

Cat 4 (Premier Two-Room Suite), Cat 6 (Privilege Two-Room Suite) and Cat 8 (Grand Privilege Suite) are available for 3 or 4 people. Triple and Quad rates upon request.

Special Family departure: Antarctica, S. Georgia and the Falklands - Holiday Voyage, Dec 17 - Jan 05, 2021. Children ages 7-18 up to half off with accompanying adult. Call for details.

Charter Air Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires RT $895 per person.

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   Owner's Suite — Deck 6
581 sq.ft. + 129 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Grand Privilege Suite (3-room) — Deck 6
581 sq.ft. + 129 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Grand Deluxe Suite — Deck 6
484 sq.ft. + 108 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Privilege Suites (2-room) — Deck 6
388 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
King-size sofa bed, and the option to convert into a 2-room cabin - perfect for families.
Includes Butler Service
   Premier Two-Room Suites — Deck 5
388 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
King-size sofa bed, and the option to convert into a 2-room cabin - perfect for families.
   Prestige Suites — Deck 6
291 sq.ft. + 65 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Premier Staterooms — Deck 5
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
   Deluxe Staterooms — Deck 4
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
   Classic Staterooms — Deck 3
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony