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Antarctic Cruise Adventure

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 Trip Length
13 Days
 Trip Starts
Buenos Aires
 Trip Finishes
Buenos Aires
13 Day Antarctic Cruise Adventure Itinerary (Abercrombie & Kent)
Countries Explored: Argentina, Antarctica
Trip Operator
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Trip Style
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Departures
Trip Code
AKACA
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Passengers
264
Crew
140
Launched
2015
Refurbished
2021

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Abercrombie & Kent's 13 Day Antarctic Cruise Adventure. Embark on the Luxury Expedition Cruise of a lifetime to extraordinary Antarctica, where towering icebergs and massive glaciers showcase flawless beauty. Discover the effects of rising global temperatures firsthand with enthralling lectures by climate scientist Dr. James McClintock. Enjoy daily Zodiac excursions to the White Continent and witness rare and thrilling wildlife up close — from lively penguin colonies to several species of whale.

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Argentina's capital, you are met and transferred to the Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, where you spend the rest of the day at leisure. Located in the fashionable residential enclave of Recoleta, your contemporary luxury hotel occupies a restored palace dating to 1934. Stay: Palacio Duhau (Park Hyatt Buenos Aires)

Latin passion and European romance define Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its diverse architecture, vibrant contemporary art scene and lively steakhouses. Today, you might opt for a panoramic city tour complete with a tango demonstration, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel's luxurious amenities. Later this afternoon, meet with your fellow adventurers for a welcome cocktail reception. Stay: Palacio Duhau (Park Hyatt Buenos Aires)

Fly to the charming port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and your gateway to Antarctica. After lunch at the panoramic Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa, opt for a nature walk, or stay put to unwind and savour views spanning the Beagle Channel and the rugged Andean mountainscape beyond. This afternoon, transfer to your ship and settle in. Later this evening, your vessel navigates into the Beagle Channel before heading out to sea. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Awake to your first morning aboard. Today, your vessel cruises the Drake Passage, the 965-kilometre-wide confluence of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Continue cruising today and join your naturalists on the deck to look for various species of whales and abundant seabirds, which join other mammals in feasting on the krill-rich waters of the Drake Passage. Later in the evening, chat with experts about the wildlife spotted today and learn about the next day's itinerary. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Today, conditions permitting, ‘Le Lyrial' cruises the Antarctic Sound. Located at the northernmost tip of the Antarctic mainland, the sound harbours a proliferation of giant icebergs and one of Antarctica's largest colonies of Adélie penguin. Your Expedition Team scouts for opportunities to land on remote, biodiverse islands. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

This morning your Expedition Team may chart a course for the South Shetland Islands, an enclave of captivating history, geology and wildlife. Here, your team looks for the best opportunities to visit volcanic islands and historic sites, as well as gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguin rookeries. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Bordering the South Shetland Islands along the Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famed for its scenic, jaw-dropping waterways. From the comfort of your vessel, you may sail through some of its most stunning and photogenic channels, straits and bays. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Continue exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and after a full day of adventure, recap the day's discoveries with your naturalist guides, spend time on deck chatting with fellow guests and take in enriching presentations from the Expedition Team. Later, unwind over cocktails in the lounge before dinner in the elegant dining room. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Possible excursions today may include a Zodiac cruise through an area renowned for its prolific humpback whale sightings or visits to sites known to harbour gentoo penguin, kelp gull and breeding skua. Following today's exciting excursions, relax or seize the opportunity to capture photos amid Antarctica's distinctively atmospheric twilight. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

Bid farewell to Antarctica and begin your cruise back to Ushuaia. The ship's return through the Drake Passage is an interlude for recap and reflection, offering time to compare notes with your expert lecturers on the wildlife, history and geology of the White Continent. Stay: Le Lyrial (B/L/D)

While cruising through this historic passage, you may spot various Drake Passage seabird species, including the elusive albatross and the giant petrel. Stay: Le Lyrial (B)

‘Le Lyrial' is scheduled to dock in Ushuaia this morning. After breakfast, bid farewell to your crew and fellow guests before disembarking. Then, transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to Buenos Aires. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Cruise for 10 nights on an exclusively A&K chartered expedition to Antarctica, timed during the peak of the austral summer
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for five action-packed days of adventure with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team and daily Zodiac excursions
  • Discover rare yet abundant wildlife, such as chinstrap penguin, humpback whale and giant albatross
  • Experience a focus on climate change research, joined by special guest and noted Antarctic researcher Dr. James McClintock, who offers a lecture series on the impact of rising global temperatures on this fragile ecosystem
  • Begin your journey with a two-night stay in Buenos Aires and explore this vibrant Latin city with your choice of shore excursion

  • 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

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
  • Save Up to $6,915 per person on all stateroom categories and suites
  • 75% off single supplement
  • Second Guest Sails for 50% off: Book two people in a double occupancy stateroom or suite and the second guest will receive 50% off the price of their cruise.
  • 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.
  • This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
  • Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires Economy Class flights included.
  • Minimum age is 7 years old.
  • Categories 4–9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
  • First group event: excursion on Dec 11.
  • Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Dec 22.
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Deck Plans

Deck 2
SP3
Superior Stateroom
DEL
Deluxe Stateroom
Deck 3
PR4
Prestige Stateroom
Deck 4
PR5
Prestige Stateroom
PS5
Prestige Suite
Deck 5
DS6
Deluxe Suite
PV
Privilege Suite
GDS
Grand Deluxe Suite
GPV
Grand Privilege Suite
SA
Owner's Suite
Deck 6
Deck 7

Cabins

Oceanview

Superior Stateroom

A king-size bed (180 x 190 cm). A bathroom with shower. A window or round porthole. Additional services provided include 24-hour room service, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Balcony

Deluxe Stateroom

One king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A bathroom with shower. A private 4 m² balcony. A window and panoramic glazed swing door. Additional services provided include 24-hour room service, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Balcony

Prestige Stateroom

One king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A bathroom with shower. A private 4 m² balcony. A panoramic sliding bay window. Additional services provided include 24-hour room service, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Deluxe Suite

One king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A lounge area with sofa (167 x 70 cm) and armchair. A bathroom with shower. A private 5 m² balcony. A panoramic sliding bay window. Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Privilege Suite

A bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm) and TV. A living/dining room with sofa, second TV, 4-seater table, and sliding courtesy door. A bathroom with shower and bath. A private 12 m² balcony. Three panoramic sliding bay windows. Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Prestige Suite

A bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm) and TV. A living/dining room with sofa, second TV, 4-seater table, and sliding courtesy door. A bathroom with shower and bath. A private 12 m² balcony. Three panoramic sliding bay windows. Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Grand Deluxe Suite

A bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A lounge with sofa, second TV, and sliding courtesy door. A bathroom with shower and a Balneo bathtub. A private 12 m² balcony. Two panoramic sliding bay windows. Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Grand Privilege Suite

A bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm) and TV. A second bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm) and a second TV. A lounge with sofa, third TV, two armchairs, and two sliding courtesy doors. A bathroom with shower and bath. A private 12 m² balcony. Three panoramic sliding bay windows.

Additional services provided include priority boarding, butler service, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

Suite

Owner's Suite

A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) or two single beds (90 x 190 cm). A living/dining room with convertible sofa (160 x 190 cm), second TV, 4-seater table and sliding courtesy door. A bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub. A private 12 m² balcony. Three panoramic sliding bay windows.

Additional services provided include concierge service from your reservation until you return from your trip, priority boarding, butler service, a one-hour spa treatment per person (for 2 people) in the well-being space, chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer, premium drinks at the bar, champagne and fruit basket on arrival, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, inclusive Wifi internet access, individually-controlled air conditioning, dressing room with shelves and closet, dressing table and hairdryer, Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose Bluetooth speaker and Flat screen TV.

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Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Expedition Cruises (2024-25)

This groundbreaking 2024–25 season marks the most exciting new chapter of our 33-year luxury expedition cruising history to date, with our first expedition to the North Pole seeking out the grail of Arctic exploration — 90° North. We have also added Cruising Greece, Turkey & Saudi Arabia and South Pacific Cruise: Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands,...more two new expeditions exploring a crossroads of ancient civilizations, as well as a paradise of pristine reefs and beaches secluded well off the beaten path.

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