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2021 Antarctic Cruise Adventure: A Changing Landscape

Abercrombie Kent
USD $15,995

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Embark on the Luxury Expedition Cruiseof a lifetime to extraordinary Antarctica,where towering icebergs and massiveglaciers showcase flawless beauty. Discoverthe effects of rising global temperaturesfirsthand with enthralling lectures by climatescientist Dr. James McClintock, enjoy dailyZodiac excursions to the White Continentand witness rare and thrilling wildlife upclose — from lively flocks of penguins toseveral species of whales.

  1. Day 10
    Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel,where you spend the rest of the day at leisure.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
  2. Day 11
    Buenos Aires
    Latin passion and European romance define the beautifulcity of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its widerangingarchitectural styles, contemporary and historicarts, and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses).This morning, choose from a selection of includedexcursions and experience the city’s best treasures, such asa panoramic city tour complete with a tango demonstrationalongside local A&K guides. Later this afternoon, meet withyour fellow adventurers for a welcome cocktail reception.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 12
    Fly to the charming port town of Ushuaia, the southernmostcity in the world. On arrival, enjoy a gourmet lunch at the Arakur Resort, enjoying panoramic city and mountainvistas while you dine. Time and weather permitting, takea guided walk in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve orsimply relax with a cappuccino and enjoy scenic views ofUshuaia. This afternoon, transfer to your ship and settle infor your first night on board. Wander the decks to becomeacquainted with the ship, relax in the lounge and minglewith fellow guests in anticipation of your voyage. Fromyour private balcony or the outside decks, take in viewsas you cruise the beautiful Beagle Channel before headingout to sea.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 22
    Depart Ushuaia
    ‘Le Lyrial’ docks at Ushuaia this morning. After breakfast, bidfarewell to your crew and fellow guests before disembarking.Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, whereyou connect to your international flight home, or join yourUshuaia Post-Tour Extension.
    Meals: Breakfast
  5. Day 1314
    The Drake Passage
    The journey south toward Antarctica is an excitingone, furthered by singular, voyage-long access to ourknowledgeable Expedition Team and enrichment expertsboth on board and on shore. Set out into the Drake Passage,a 600-mile-wide swath of water where the Southern Oceancurrents are squeezed between South America’s southern tipand Antarctica’s northernmost reaches. An important traderoute in the 19th and early 20th centuries, its stormy watersand icy conditions once made the journey a difficult one,though the stabilizer-equipped ‘Le Lyrial’ handles it withease.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 1519
    As the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands appearon the horizon, a sense of excitement begins to build.Dependent on weather, sea, ice and wildlife conditions,Antarctic expeditions demand spontaneity and no twoare ever the same. With that in mind, your Captain andExpedition Team carefully plan your active, curateditinerary and daily excursions that may include thefollowing areas:Antarctic Sound: At the northernmost tip of the Antarcticmainland, this body of water features some of the bestsightseeing on the peninsula and a proliferation of gianticebergs. Noted for its vast numbers of bird species, the sound is home to the largest breeding colonies of Adéliepenguins in Antarctica. Look forward to opportunities toland on remote, wildlife-laden islands as well as possibleopportunities to experience a continental landing on thenorthwest tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.South Shetland Islands: Antarctic research stations,remarkable history, amazing geological features andabundant wildlife define these islands off the shore ofthe Antarctic Peninsula. Your Expedition Team looksfor opportunities to visit a wide range of sites: workingresearch stations, volcanic islands and historic sites aswell as gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguin rookeries.Danco Coast: Bordering the South Shetland Islandsalong the Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famedfor its scenic, jaw-dropping waterways. From the comfortof ‘Le Lyrial,’ you may sail through some of its moststunning and photogenic channels, straits and bays.Each cruise day begins with an early breakfast followed bya morning excursion on swift Zodiacs (sturdy inflatableboats). Piloted by expert A&K drivers, each excursion isaccompanied by lecturers and joined by groups of no morethan 10 guests. After mornings discovering native speciesand striking terrain, return to ‘Le Lyrial’ for lunch and timeto relax. Or observe the wildlife-rich waters that surroundyou, searching for everything from fin whales, humpbackwhales and orcas to Antarctic and imperial shags.By afternoon, set out for the day’s second excursion, whichmay include visiting a scientific research station, hiking ona sheltered beach packed with basking southern elephantseals or circumnavigating colossal icebergs that serve asfloating homes to seals and penguins. After full days of adventure, evenings aboard your luxurycruiser invite you to unwind over cocktails in the cozylounge before dinner in the elegant dining room. At night,choose to recap the day’s discoveries with your naturalistguides, chat on deck with fellow guests or seize theopportunity to capture photos in the stunning low lightcharacteristic of Antarctica’s long, ethereal twilight.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 2021
    Drake Passage
    Bid farewell to wondrous Antarctica and begin your cruiseback to Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of Argentina.The ship’s return through the Drake Passage is an interludefor recap and reflection offering time to compare noteswith your expert lecturers on the wildlife, history andgeology of the White Continent. Spend time on board withnewfound friends in the comfortable common spaces of‘Le Lyrial,’ enjoy quiet relaxation on your own privatebalcony or absorb more fascinating lectures by yourcaptivating Expedition Team.While cruising through this historic passage, you may spotvarious species of whales and seabirds, including the elusivealbatross and the giant petrel, an opportunistic predator and scavenger nicknamed the “stinker.” The immensealbatross is an especially stunning sight to behold — thesewandering birds boast a wingspan approaching 12 feetand are capable of gliding through the air for hours at atime in search of food.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Antarctica , Argentina

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