The departure date for this Luxury Polar Expedition is:
Holiday voyage: 20 December 2021 – 6 January 2022 (18 days)
Holiday voyage: 19 December 2022 – 5 January 2023 (18 days)
Photography trip: 4 January 2022 – 21 January 2022 (18 days)
Photography trip: 3 January 2023 – 20 January 2023 (18 days)
This departure is aboard Le Lyrial.
View Le Lyrial deck plan (PDF – 1,740KB)
Featured Experts for the Holiday voyage
Ann Makosinski, Inventor, Young Explorer's Guide
Ann is a famed student inventor and four-time TEDx speaker. She is best known for inventing the Hollow Flashlight, which runs off human heat, and she has also won the Gold Award at the Google Science Fair.
Kristin Wornson, Young Explorer's Guide
Kristin has served as a research associate and young explorer guide since 2005, beginning in Amazon with the Catalina Island Marine Institute and now in Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent.
Featured Experts for the Photography trip
Michael Melford, National Geographic Photographer
A renown photographer, Michael has completed 18 photo assignments for National Geographic. In addition, he spent 15 years at National Geographic Traveller and was the recipient of the World Press Photo Award for Nature.
Richard Harker, Photo Enrichment Coach
Richard has served as A&K’s resident photo coach since 2006. His images are featured in more than a dozen books, and he has shot everything from coral reefs in the Pacific to the frozen landscapes of Antarctica.
In 2022, the featured experts for the photography voyage will be Rick Sammon and Dr. Patricia Silva Rodriguez.
Pre & Post-tour extensions
Iguazu Falls pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.
Ushuaia post-tour extension – available on selected departures.
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.