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A&K Le Lyrial - 199 Guests

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands: Holiday Voyage 2023

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 daily Zodiac excursions.

Antarctica 2023 Promotion!

  • Pay in full and receive further discounts! Please request!
  • Loyal Cruise Norway guests save additionally 5%!
  • 50% off the single supplement!
  • $1,500 per-person air credit when flights booked over A&K!
  • • VOffer valid on new bookings only, made through a travel advisor for 2023 Antarctica cruises by June 30, 2023. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.




    A&K Advantages

    • Cruise for 15 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


    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Dec 20, 2023Jan 06, 202419,818 20,995
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Dec 20, 2023Jan 06, 202419,818 20,995


    DEC 20
    Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your luxury hotel.

    Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

    DEC 21
    Explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. In the evening, join your fellow guests and A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception.

    Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
    Meals: Breakfast

    DEC 22
    Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Time and weather permitting, take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve before boarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 15 days of adventure. Watch with your family from the comfort of your own private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea.

    DEC 23
    As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’s Expedition Team begins its exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts of all ages enjoy time with A&K’s Resident Photo Coach, on hand to share tips and answer questions. Young guests — even teens, who may enjoy their own teens-only group — are invited to join Young Explorers Guides for onboard adventures ranging from a scavenger hunt to nautical knot-tying with a former British Royal Marine Commando. The cool waters in these parts are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck.

    DEC 24
    Today, your luxury expedition ship arrives in the remote Falkland Islands. Conditions permitting, you may visit the tiny capital of Stanley, where you can stroll its charming streets and explore its surrounding wilderness areas. This evening, partake in memorable holiday festivities as you sail toward South Georgia.

    DEC 25–26
    Experience a Christmas Day like no other as you find yourself at sea heading toward one of the most beautiful places on earth. As you approach South Georgia, deckside sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with fascinating lectures by your Expedition Team as well as exciting family-friendly programming led by Young Explorers Guides. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life; scan it for marine mammals and seabirds as the ship cruises in nutrient-rich waters and along islands that may include Shag Rocks.

    DEC 27–29
    Explore South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel of wildlife. South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes Mountains, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores — ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting, excursions over the next three days include stops along the northeast coastline of the island, where you may have the chance to visit vast colonies of king penguins and southern elephant seals. You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&K historian, who shares tales of the whaling era and the heroic age of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploits of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island, at Grytviken.

    DEC 30–31
    Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come. Young Explorers Guides arrange for engaging activities that include dissecting loligo squids, creating Japanese fish prints and a special visit to the ship’s high-tech bridge to see how ‘Le Lyrial’ is controlled. As the end of the year approaches, celebrate with onboard festivities and the anticipation of Antarctica.

    JAN 1–3
    Begin an unforgettable New Year with incredible landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Weather and ice conditions permitting, your Expedition Team takes advantage of the best opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore the continent’s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Meanwhile, a parent-free Zodiac ride beckons younger guests, who receive a lesson from their naturalist guide on how to drive the nimble boats while cruising past ice floes, whales and napping leopard seals. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here as dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and iceberg-strewn channels compete for your attention.

    JAN 4–5
    Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north toward Ushuaia. Enjoy time with the new friends you’ve made and observe more marine life from the decks with your naturalist experts, while younger explorers participate in family-friendly activities with their dedicated guides.

    JAN 6
    After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home.

    Itinerary is 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.

    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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    • 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


    Mandatory charter flights come additionally: 895 USD p.p.

    • Economy class from $895
    • 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 6.
    • Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Single supplement offer not combinable with Marco Polo or any other single supplement discounts. International air credit of $1,500 per person valid for all staterooms and suites. Air must be booked and ticketed through A&K USA, LLC. Airfare must be paid in full by the traveller for ticket issuance. Air credit will appear as a discount off the cruise on the traveller’s invoice. Other restrictions may apply.
    • Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with Marco Polo Club or any other single supplement discounts.

    Young Explorer's Guide
    Kristin has served as a research associate and Young Explorers Guide since 2005. On this cruise, she leads a rich and varied program of activities for young guests both on and off the ship.

    Naturalist & Zodiac Driver
    Born and raised on a sheep ranch in the Falkland Islands, Peter is intimately familiar with the landscapes of the Southern Ocean. He has been voyaging on expeditions since 1978 and with A&K since 1992.

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