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A&K Le Lyrial - 199 Guests

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands: Holiday Voyage 2024

Buenos Aires/Ushuaia to Ushuaia/Buenos Aires


Experience an epic holiday adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, celebrating the arrival of the new year in the world’s most remarkable wilderness alongside A&K’s passionate Expedition Team. Enjoy additional family programming led by A&K Young Explorers Guides and unforgettable holiday festivities on board, all while experiencing otherworldly landscapes on Zodiac excursions.

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    HIGHLIGHTS


    A&K Advantages
    • Cruise for 16 nights on an extended holiday voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, onboard a luxurious mega-yacht exclusively chartered by A&K
    • Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago’s colorful history and wildlife
    • Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit spectacular king penguin colonies as well as the gravesite of one of Antarctica’s most intrepid explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton
    • Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve with spirited onboard festivities while exploring the Southern Ocean
    • Young guests enjoy additional family programming led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides
    • Begin your adventure with a two-night stay in Buenos Aires, exploring this fiery Latin city with your choice of shore excursion

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Dec 20, 2024Jan 07, 202522,524 23,995
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Dec 20, 2024Jan 07, 202522,524 23,995


    ITINERARY


    DEC 20
    ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
    Upon arrival in Argentina’s capital, you are met and transferred to the Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.

    Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

    DEC 21
    BUENOS AIRES | A VIBRANT CAPITAL REVEALED
    Explore Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its diverse architecture and vibrant contemporary arts scene. Take in a guided tour and tango demonstration or delve into the city’s colorful street art culture. In the evening, gather for a welcome cocktail reception.

    Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
    Meals: Breakfast

    DEC 22
    USHUAIA | CAST OFF ON YOUR FAMILY ADVENTURE
    Fly to Ushuaia, your gateway to Antarctica. Here, you might opt for a trek in the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve before boarding your vessel and cruising out to sea.

    DEC 23
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
    Awake to your first morning aboard. Today, cruise east toward the Falkland Islands while A&K’s Expedition Team begins its lecture series and the Young Explorers Guides entertain with a host of onboard activities.

    DEC 24
    THE FALKLAND ISLANDS | HISTORIC OUTPOST
    Today, your Captain may set a course for the remote Falkland Islands, a starkly beautiful sub-Antarctic enclave harboring a wealth of marine and bird life. Here, you may spot gentoo or rockhopper penguin, or majestic albatross.

    DEC 25
    THE FALKLAND ISLANDS | A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
    Experience a Christmas Day like no other as you continue your exploration of the Falkland Islands region. Conditions permitting, you may visit the historic capital of Stanley or explore its surrounding wilderness areas. This evening, partake in memorable holiday festivities as your vessel is scheduled to sail toward South Georgia.

    DEC 26
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
    Today, your planned course continues toward South Georgia. Time aboard is once again filled with fascinating lectures by your Expedition Team as well as exciting family-friendly programming led by Young Explorers Guides.

    DEC 27
    THE SOUTH ATLANTIC | SIGHTINGS AT SEA
    As you approach South Georgia, deckside wildlife sightings may become more frequent. This stretch of ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life. Scan for seabirds as you keep an eye out for remote islets like the six distinctively pointed outcroppings of the Shag Rocks.

    DEC 28
    SOUTH GEORGIA | WILDLIFE HAVEN
    The day’s planned destination is South Georgia, one of the Southern Ocean’s most biodiverse regions. Weather permitting, explore its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores, searching for vast colonies of king penguin, as well as southern elephant seal and fur seal.

    DEC 29
    SOUTH GEORGIA | LEGENDARY FOOTSTEPS
    Today, you might explore sites with your A&K historian as they share tales of the whaling era and the exploits of legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

    DEC 30
    SOUTH GEORGIA | PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE
    A photographer’s paradise, beguiling South Georgia invites you to take your best shot. Conditions permitting, you may visit Gold Harbour, a vital habitat populated with fur seal, southern elephant seal and king penguin.

    DEC 31
    AT SEA | NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
    Today’s planned course plies the Scotia Sea. As the end of the year approaches, celebrate with onboard festivities and the anticipation of Antarctica.

    JAN 1
    AT SEA | ANTARCTIC ANTICIPATION
    Awake to a New Year’s Day unlike any other as your Expedition Team ushers in tomorrow’s planned landing on the Antarctic continent.

    JAN 2
    ANTARCTICA | INCREDIBLE WHITE CONTINENT
    Weather and ice conditions permitting, your Expedition Team takes advantage of the best opportunities for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands in search of gentoo and chinstrap penguin.

    JAN 3
    ANTARCTICA | THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME
    If the weather holds, younger guests may get a turn at the tiller of a nimble Zodiac boat. In the evening, capture photos in the stunning Antarctic twilight.

    JAN 4
    ANTARCTICA | WONDROUS WILDERNESS
    Antarctica invites another day of adventure as snowcapped mountains, shimmering glaciers and iceberg-strewn channels compete for your attention.

    JAN 5
    AT SEA | A PARTING GLIMPSE
    Today, bid farewell to Antarctica as your vessel returns north toward Ushuaia and the Young Explorers enjoy activities with their dedicated guides.

    JAN 6
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
    While cruising this historic passage, keep an eye out for the giant petrel and the elusive albatross.

    JAN 7
    DEPART USHUAIA
    After your scheduled arrival in Ushuaia, disembark and transfer to your connecting flight to Buenos Aires.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Note:
    Itinerary may be adjusted at the sole discretion of the Captain due to weather, wildlife, sea and ice conditions, medical emergencies and unforeseen circumstances beyond A&K’s control.

    A&K Le Lyrial (Luxury Expedition, 199-guests)

    An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers the opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best on board the comfortable and sophisticated Le Lyrial. Enjoy its stunning blue palette inspired by the Vega star, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff cruising the southern ocean today.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED


    • An Exclusively Chartered, All-Inclusive Voyage Led by A&K’s Expedition Team
    • Pre-Cruise Stay at Stylish, Ideally Located Hotel and A&K-Led Excursion
    • 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 and ship occupancy limited to 80 percent
    • Culinary Program Featuring French-Inspired Cuisine, Including House Drinks, Afternoon Tea and Pastries
    • 24-Hour Room Service and Breakfast in Bed on board
    • Complimentary Expedition Parka, Backpack and Water Bottle, and Use of Waterproof Pants, Boots and Trekking Poles
    • Zodiac Excursions Led by A&K Expert Naturalist Driver-Guides
    • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service on board
    • All Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi on Board and in Hotels
    • Onboard Service from an English-Speaking Staff, Including an Accredited Physician
    • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
    JOURNEY DETAILS
    • Economy class from $995
    • Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
    • Special Family Pricing: Children 7-18 years old save 50% off the full per person, double occupancy price when sharing with an adult in categories 1-3, 5-6 and 8. Ask about triple and quad pricing available in categories 5, 6 and 8.
    • This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
    • Minimum age is 7 years.
    • Categories 4–9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
    • First group event: excursion on Dec 21.
    • Last group event: disembarkation by 9:00 a.m. on Jan 7.
    SPECIAL OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS
    Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

     

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