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2024 Antarctica Discovery: Beyond the Antarctic Circle

Abercrombie Kent
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Single supplement offer not combinable with Marco Polo or any other single supplement discounts. International air credit of $1,500 per person valid for new bookings only on 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. One child (7-18 years old) sails free per each paying adult with maximum of 4 guests per suite. Excludes Category 9-Owners Suite. Adult prices are based on double occupancy; single supplement pricing applies. Excludes internal and international air. New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.


Tour Itinerary

Embark on the Luxury Expedition Cruiseof a lifetime to extraordinary Antarctica,witnessing the flawless beauty of toweringicebergs and massive blue glaciers,encountering spectacular wildlife up close,and marveling at the chance to venturebeyond the Antarctic Circle to the mosthistoric and rarely explored treasures ofthe Southern Ocean.

Countries Visited

Antarctica , Argentina

Cities Visited

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia

  1. Day 1
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arrive in the energetic port city of Buenos Aires andtransfer to your luxury hotel, with time to relax andexperience the amenities of the beautiful Park Hyatt. Thisevening, enjoy time at leisure, perhaps to explore the city.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
  2. Day 2
    Buenos Aires
    The gateway to Argentina for centuries, Buenos Aires haslong brought porte''os (locals) into its boundaries. Althoughreminiscent of a European city, the spirit of Buenos Airesis evident in its diverse local neighborhoods. This morning,choose from a selection of included excursions andexperience the city'''s best treasures, such as a panoramic citytour complete with a tango demonstration alongside localA&K guides. Later this afternoon, meet with your fellowadventurers for a welcome cocktail reception.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Fly to the southernmost city in the world, the charming port town of Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). Onarrival, enjoy a nature walk (time and weather permitting)and a gourmet lunch. This afternoon, transfer to your shipand settle in for your first night on board. Wander the decksto become acquainted with the ship, relax in the lounge andmingle with fellow guests in anticipation of your voyage.From your private balcony or the outside decks, take inviews as you cruise the beautiful Beagle Channel beforeheading out to sea.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Drake Passage
    The first part of your adventure at sea and towardextraordinary Antarctica begins with a voyage across thestoried Drake Passage, which functioned as an importanttrade route in the 19th and 20th centuries. Spanning 600miles of open ocean, this passage is also the place wherethe humid, subpolar conditions of Tierra del Fuego meetwith the frigid, polar reaches of Antarctica ''' and wherethe voluminous Antarctic Circumpolar Current pressesfrom west to east. Notorious for its squalls, the DrakePassage once made for an unpredictable voyage; today, yourstabilizer-equipped expedition cruiser commands thesewaters comfortably. As you cruise, enjoy the amenities onboard your luxury ship as well as several university-caliberlectures every day ''' all part of an intriguing, ongoingenrichment program led by A&K'''s Expedition Team thatyou experience throughout your voyage. Topics span marinebiology, photography and history. After lunch, join yournaturalists on deck to spot pelagic seabirds, which mayinclude the wandering albatross and smaller storm petrelsin their element. Later in the evening, gather in the theater for a cocktail and briefing on the next day'''s itinerary,followed by dinner at your choice of restaurants.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    As Antarctica'''s offshore islands appear on the horizon,first sightings of the Antarctic Peninsula become thatmuch more moving, surreal and unforgettable. Yourlecture program matches the excitement with poignanttalks led by your captivating team of A&K experts andguest lecturers. Look forward to inspiring daily landingsalong the Peninsula, all of which are carefully designedby your Captain and Expedition Team. This expeditionhas been designed with two additional days in Antarctica,specifically to allow for discovery beyond the AntarcticCircle and to areas rarely explored in Antarctica. Excursionsvia Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats) are also piloted byexpert naturalist guides, joined by groups of no more than10 guests and often accompanied by your lecturers. YourCaptain and Expedition Team carefully plan your active,curated itinerary, which is dependent on weather, sea, iceand wildlife conditions. With that in mind, daily excursionsmay include exploration of the following areas:South Shetland Islands: Remarkable history, amazinggeological features and abundant wildlife define theseislands off the shore of the Antarctic Peninsula. Islandvisits may include Livingston and Half-Moon. You may alsocruise into Deception Island, a flooded, historic calderaboasting geothermal black sand beaches, abandonedwhaling stations and striking views.Danco Coast: Bordering the South Shetland Islands alongthe Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famed for itsscenic, jaw-dropping waterways. From the comfort of '''LeLyrial,''' you may sail through the Gerlache Strait, ParadiseBay and photogenic Lemaire Channel. Landings you mayexperience include Neko Harbour, Cuverville Island andWilhelmina Bay.The Antarctic Circle: The most southerly of the five primarycircles of latitude, the Antarctic Circle was first crossed byCaptain James Cook on January 17, 1773. On any given date,the lengths of day and night here are the exact oppositeof those at the Arctic Circle. Conditions permitting, youmay cruise beyond the Antarctic Circle at 66''34'''S 65''44'''W,sailing along the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.Marguerite Bay: You may also sail to the protected watersof mountainous Marguerite Bay and experience landings onAdelaide Island, which was discovered by British ExplorerJohn Biscoe. You may also visit the British Antarctic Survey(BAS) station at Rothera.Mornings spent discovering the White Continent'''s rareand remarkable treasures from the shore to terra firma arefollowed by lunch aboard '''Le Lyrial.''' Enjoy time to relax andobserve the surrounding abundance of wildlife, searchingfor everything from humpback whales and porpoisingpenguins to Antarctic and imperial shags. By afternoon,set out for the day'''s second planned excursion, which mayinclude hiking on beaches teeming with braying gentoopenguins or circumnavigating colossal icebergs that serveas floating homes to seals. On each of these adventurousdays, look forward to comfortable evenings aboard yourluxury cruiser, sipping cocktails in the Panoramic Lounge before dinner. At night, recap the day'''s discoveries withyour Expedition Team, enjoy entertainment in the theaterand chat with fellow guests in one of '''Le Lyrial'''s''' lounges,ever on the lookout for wildlife appearances just off deck.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Drake Passage
    You may still be catching your breath over the awe andinspiration discovered in Antarctica as '''Le Lyrial''' beginsthe voyage back to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego. The ship'''sreturn through the Drake Passage affords the perfectopportunity for reflection, and more conversations andlectures with A&K experts on the Antarctic environment.You may also enjoy more time with newfound friends in thecommon spaces of your luxury ship or quiet relaxation inthe comfort of your stateroom. The Drake Passage is a richsource of krill, which fuels the heart of Antarctic food websand draws wildlife at every turn. Your Expedition Teamcontinues to call you out on deck to witness everythingfrom humpback whales frolicking and bubble-net feedingto the gorgeous blackbrowed albatross and the wanderingalbatross, revered for its remarkable wingspan, which can beas wide as 12 feet.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    '''Le Lyrial''' docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfastand then say goodbye to your Expedition Team beforedisembarking. Transfer to the airport for your return flightto Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated travel experts. Chief among them is the Resident Tour Director who leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.

Small groups make travelling safely that much easier.
Abercrombie & Kent’s small groups make it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom Tailor Made Journey, your group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing masks.
On all journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations and service provider requirements. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed. Note all protocols are subject to change in accordance with relevant guidelines, local regulations and conditions.

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