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Passenger capacity is 240 but limited to 199 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

12 nights

Price guide

From £11,690pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type



A&K Expedition – Antarctic Cruise Adventure 2023

Embark on the Luxury Expedition Cruise of a lifetime to extraordinary Antarctica, where towering icebergs and massive glaciers showcase flawless beauty. Uncover the effects of rising global temperatures first-hand with enthralling lectures by climate scientist James McClintock, enjoy daily Zodiac excursions to the White Continent and witness rare and thrilling wildlife up close – from lively flocks of penguins to several species of whales.


  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s Expedition Team
  • Pre-cruise stays at stylish, ideally located hotels and A&K-led city tours
  • Airport meet and greet and transfers
  • Private balcony with every onboard accommodation and butler service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary program featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed
  • Complimentary expedition parka, backpack and water bottle, and use of waterproof pants, boots and trekking poles
  • Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard and in hotels
  • Onboard service from English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician
  • 24/7 A&K on-call support 
  • Discover rare yet abundant wildlife — such as Adélie penguins, humpback whales and giant albatrosses
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for five action-packed days of adventure led by A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team
  • Experience a focus on climate change research, joined by special guest and noted Antarctic researcher Dr. James McClintock, who offers multiple lectures on the impact of rising global temperatures on this fragile ecosystem
  • Begin your journey with a two-night stay in Buenos Aires, and explore this vibrant Latin city with your choice of shore excursion


 Cabin Per person from Special offer from
 Classic Stateroom £14,045 £11,690
 Deluxe Stateroom £15,615 £13,260
 Premier Stateroom £16,400 £14,045
 Prestige Suite £23,070 £20,715
 Premier 2 room suite £27,390 £25,035
 Privilege 2 room Suite £28,960 £26,605
 Grand Deluxe 2 room suite £30,920 £28,565
 Grand Privilege 3 room suite £34,845 £32,490
 Owner's suite £36,810 £34,455


Prices above are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £10,005

View our Antarctic Cruise Adventure 2024 departure

Departure dates

10 – 22 December 2023 (13 days)

Pre & Post-tour extensions

Iguazu Falls pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.


This departure is aboard Le Lyrial 

Your host

Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, A&K Chairman's Ambassador

FernandoAs the Chairman’s Ambassador, Fernando hosts your cruise with his own special brand of joie de vivre. A natural raconteur who’s fluent in seven languages, his instinctive rapport and boundless enthusiasm for exploration and discovery are a delight to experience. Fernando has cruised the world over decades in travel, forging lasting connections with every place he’s gone and every person he’s travelled with – and he looks forward to doing the same with you.

Featured experts

Dr. James McClintock, climate scientist

James is a noted climate change expert who has authored over 235 research publications and four books. James has led 14 expeditions with A&K to the White Continent and was recently awarded the Antarctica Service Medal. James has voyaged to both polar regions for more than three decades and has engaged in geology expeditions throughout. He also served as a researcher the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Dr. Patricia Silva, ornithology lecturer

Born in Mercedes, Uruguay, Patricia received her doctoral degree at the National University of Mar del Plata in Argentina, where she continues her research today. In addition to sharing her enthusiasm as an ornithologist and artist on voyages from South America to the South Pacific, she has participated in over a dozen Antarctic research expeditions and is the current editor of the IAATO Save the Albatross Campaign newsletter.


Journey details

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are 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 onboard.


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