Antarctica, S. Georgia and the Falklands - Holiday Voyage

Le Lerial Cruise Ship
Le Lyrial
199 Passengers

Experience an epic holiday voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, discovering the world’s most remarkable wilderness alongside a passionate expedition team, enjoying additional family programming led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides, and celebrating unforgettable holiday festivities on the seventh continent.

Highlights:
• Cruise for 17 nights on an extended holiday voyage aboard luxurious Le Lyrial.
• Begin your journey with two nights at the beautiful Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires
• Sail with an exceptional 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 the gravesite of one of Antarctica’s most intrepid explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton
• Experience the best of Antarctica during excursions led by an expedition team deeply in tune with its environment
• Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve with spirited onboard festivities while exploring the Southern Ocean and enjoying additional family programming led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 3 Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World
Day 4 At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean
Days 5 & 6 The Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost
Days 7 & 8 Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife
Days 9 to 11 South Georgia | Wildlife Haven
Days 12 & 13 The Scotia Sea | Life at Sea
Days 14 to 17 Antarctica | Incredible White Continent
Days 18 & 19 The Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea
Day 20 Depart Ushuaia

Days 1 & 2 — Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel. The next day, explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. Join your fellow guests and the staff for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing.

Day 3 — 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.

Day 4 — At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands the expedition team begins their exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts of all ages enjoy time with the resident photo coach, on hand to share tips and answer questions. Young guests — even teens, who may enjoy their own teens-only group — are invited to join Young Explorers Guides for onboard adventures ranging from a scavenger hunt to nautical knot-tying with a former British Royal Marine Commando. 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.

Days 5 & 6 — The 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.

Days 7 & 8 — 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.

Days 9 to 11 — 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 the 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.

Days 12 & 13 — 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.

Days 14 to 17 — Antarctica | Incredible White Continent

Your itinerary and a memorable New Year’s celebration call for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of 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.

Days 18 & 19 — The Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea

Bid farewell to Antarctica as Le Lyrial points north to Ushuaia. Enjoy time with the new friends you’ve made, observe more marine life from the decks or participate in family-friendly activities with your Young Explorers Guides.

Day 20 — Depart Ushuaia

After breakfast, disembark Le Lyrial. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home.

* 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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Single supplement: Approx. 75% in Staterooms & 90% in Suites.

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