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Capacity

199

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 £11,295pp

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

Cruise

Highlights

A&K expedition – Antarctic Cruise Adventure: A Changing Landscape

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.

Inclusions

  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s Expedition Team
  • Pre- and/or post-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 
  • Cruise for 10 nights on an exclusively A&K chartered expedition to Antarctica, timed during the peak austral summer
  • Discover rare yet abundant wildlife — such as Adélie penguins, humpback whales and giant albatrosses — with daily Zodiac excursions
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for five action-packed days with adventures 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 price
 Classic balcony stateroom £13,735 £11,295
 Deluxe balcony stateroom £15,360 £12,920
 Premier balcony stateroom £16,175 £13,735
 Prestige balcony suite £22,675 £20,240
 Premier two-room suite £26,740 £24,305
 Privilege two-room suite £28,370 £25,930
 Grand deluxe balcony £30,805 £28,370
 Grand privilege suite £34,870 £32,435
 Owner's suite £36,500 £34,060

Departure date

The departure date for this Luxury Polar Expedition is:

10 December 2021 – 22 December 2021 (13 days)

Pre & Post-tour extensions

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

Ushuaia post-tour extension– available on selected departures.

Accommodation

This departure is aboard Le Lyrial 

View Le Lyrial deck plan (PDF – 1,740 KB)

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. Jason F Hicks, Geologist

Jason has voyaged to both polar regions for more than three decades. He helps guests on this voyage appreciate the region’s unique geologic heritage through fascinating talks and on-the-spot insights.

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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