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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 £11,295pp

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



A&K expedition – Classic Antarctica

Experience the majesty of Antarctica up close in our luxury expedition vessell, Le Lyrial. Cruise the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, spotting an abundance of wildlife from the wandering albatross to the elephant seal.  Visit the magical Antarctic Sound and the picturesque South Shetland islands on Zodiac boats, accessing locations rarely touched by human influence. Stop in at working research stations and volcanic islands, and come face-to-face with the largest breeding colony of Adelie penguin in the region. Join our award-winning expedition team including renowned scientists and expert photographers for a voyage like no other.


  • Cruise for 10 nights aboard luxurious Le Lyrial with balcony accommodation guaranteed and a guest capacity limited to just 199, only when exclusively chartered by A&K
  • Begin your journey with a two-night stay at luxury Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sail with an exceptional crew curated by A&K, featuring our award-winning expedition team, an experienced service staff and crew, and an impressive ratio of one staff member to every 1.3 guests
  • Enjoy all-inclusive cruising covering on-board meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, tips, Traveller’s Valet® laundry service, and complimentary wifi
  • Discover rare wildlife on a voyage ideally timed with the peak of the austral summer
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for five action-packed days with excursions led by the region’s best guides
  • Enjoy an enhanced photography voyage on the 7 December departure with additional programming led by dedicated A&K photo coaches
  • Experience an A&K Philanthropy (AKP) focus on climate change research with the 3 January departure, sailing with special guest and noted Antarctic researcher, Dr James McClintock, who leads a behind-the-scenes tour at US Palmer Research Station (weather permitting)

Please download the PDF to view all prices for our Antarctica Luxury Expedition Cruises 

See all of our 2020-2021 prices (PDF – 73KB)

Departure date

The departure date for this Luxury Polar Expedition is:

3 January 2021 – 15 January 2021 (12 nights)


This departure is aboard Le Lyrial 

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

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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