Antarctica, S. Georgia and the Falklands

Le Lerial Cruise Ship
Le Lyrial
199 Passengers

Embark on new Le Lyrial for a luxurious, panoramic expedition across the Southern Ocean, stopping at wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the vast, wild shores of Antarctica.

Highlights:
• Cruise for 15 nights aboard the new luxury all-balcony expedition ship Le Lyrial
• Gain a deep understanding of the region with enriching lectures by award-winning experts, including scientists, historians and those awarded the coveted Polar Medal
• Learn about the fascinating life of one of Antarctica's greatest explorers, Ernest Shackleton, when you visit his gravesite in Grytviken
• Visit an active research station and observe preservation efforts to protect Antarctica's one-of-a-kind habitat
• Set off for exciting shore excursions in swift Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats), where closer views of the land and wildlife reveal the remarkable biodiversity of the Southern Ocean
• Experience the benefits of all-inclusive cruising: Onboard gratuities, unlimited house drinks and all port charges on Le Lyrial are included
• Enjoy convenient charter flights to and from Ushuaia

Special Departures:
December departure will be a Family Holiday departure with children's programming, spirited celebrations and unforgettable landings.
January departure will be a dedicated Photography Expedition led by professional photographers and designed for all levels of skill and equipment preference.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World
Day 3 At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean
Day 4 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago
Days 5 & 6 Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife
Days 7 to 9 South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton
Days 10 & 11 Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation
Days 12 to 14 Antarctica | The White Continent
Days 15 & 16 Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage
Day 17 Depart Ushuaia

Day 1 — Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in has been arranged. With its wide boulevards and classical buildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax before this afternoon’s tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive past the colorful La Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace of tango. Get to know your fellow guests this evening at a welcome cocktail party.

Day 2 — Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tip of South America. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the Arakur resort and, time and weather permitting, take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve or simply relax with a cappuccino and enjoy the views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Later, board Le Lyrial and settle into your cabin, where you can take in views right from your own private balcony. Walk the decks and explore the common spaces as you familiarize yourself with the luxury cruiser, your home for the next 15 nights at sea. You may even want to toast to your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.

Day 3 — At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your expert lecturers begin their informal series of enlightening, daily discussions on the flora, fauna, geology and history of the region. In the past, lectures have covered diverse topics such as seabirds and penguins of the Southern Ocean, the formation of sea ice over thousands of years, and personal accounts of living and working in Antarctica. While a professional photography enrichment coach is on hand to assist with questions on all departures, enthusiasts will especially enjoy the dedicated Photography Expedition departing in January. 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.

Day 4 — Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago

Today, Le Lyrial arrives at the remote Falkland Islands. Disembark to visit Port Stanley, the tiny, quaint capital with its small shops, brightly painted houses and friendly locals. Choose from one of several sightseeing excursions of Stanley, including a city highlights tour, a nature trek or an excursion by 4x4 vehicles to visit a gentoo penguin colony. History buffs may prefer a tour that visits some of the Falkland battlefields as well as the memorials to those who lost their lives in the conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982.

Days 5 & 6 — Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

As you approach South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with informative lectures and casual talks with your guides. Scan the seas like an expert on Day 6, as the ship cruises the rich waters along shag rocks.

Days 7 to 9 — South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton

South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores. Visit Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay or Gold Harbour, all home to vast colonies of king penguins as well as fur and elephant seals. You also have the opportunity to retrace part of the route taken by Ernest Shackleton during his historic crossing of South Georgia in 1916. Weather permitting, you may visit his gravesite in Grytviken alongside your onboard historian, an expert on the great explorer’s life.

Days 10 & 11 — Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation

During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia. They also share more enriching lectures, revealing more of what is to come on the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits this dramatic environment.

Days 12 to 14 — Antarctica | The White Continent

The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits may include Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. There are also plans to sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, the latter often referred to as “Kodak Alley” for its breathtaking, picture-perfect beauty. Additional opportunities for exploration include a stop at a scientific research station. While on board Le Lyrial, look for whales and birdlife from the deck or your own private balcony.

Days 15 & 16 — Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage

Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, where you find more opportunities to observe marine and birdlife. Reflect on your incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends.

Day 17 — Depart Ushuaia

Le Lyrial docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfast, and then say goodbye to your Expedition Team and ship’s crew before disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you may extend your stay or connect for your international flight home.

Please note: This itinerary is provisional and subject to change due to ice, weather, wildlife and other conditions beyond our control. The final itinerary will be determined at the sole discretion of the Captain and Expedition Leader.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Single cabin prices are: Cat 1-3 = 1.5 times the cost of prices listed above; Cat 4-7 = 1.9 times standard cost; Cat 8&9 = 1.95 times standard cost.

There is no share option available on this ship.

Cat 4 (Premier Two-Room Suite), Cat 6 (Privilege Two-Room Suite) and Cat 8 (Grand Privilege Suite) are available for 3 or 4 people. Triple and Quad rates upon request.

Charter Air Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires RT $850 per person.

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   Owner's Suite {Category 9} — Deck 6
581 sq.ft. + 129 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Grand Privilege Suite (3-room) {Category 8} — Deck 6
581 sq.ft. + 129 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Grand Deluxe Suite {Category 7} — Deck 6
484 sq.ft. + 108 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Privilege Suites (2-room) {Category 6} — Deck 6
388 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
King-size sofa bed, and the option to convert into a 2-room cabin - perfect for families.
Includes Butler Service
   Prestige Suites {Category 5} — Deck 6
291 sq.ft. + 65 sq.ft. private balcony
Includes Butler Service
   Premier Two-Room Suites {Category 4} — Deck 5
388 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
King-size sofa bed, and the option to convert into a 2-room cabin - perfect for families.
   Premier Staterooms {Category 3} — Deck 5
194 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
   Deluxe Staterooms {Category 2} — Deck 4
194 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
   Classic Staterooms {Category 1} — Deck 3
194 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony