– Drake Passage
– Antarctic Peninsula
– Salisbury Plain
– All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
– Safety & port charges
– 24 hour room service
– Evening events and shows
– Butlers for guests on Deck 6
– Airport transfer
– Travel Insurance & Visa
-More dates available. Call us for more details.
Ushuaia to Montevideo | The adventure of a lifetime on luxury Antarctica cruise into the heart of the icy realm which is Antarctic Peninsula and continue onto South Georgia Island.
DAY 1: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Meet and greet at the airport by our local representative.
Transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.
DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires city tour. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
DAY 3: USHUAIA, ARGENTINA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Ushuaia after early breakfast. Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport, you will be taken to a restaurant for lunch followed by leisure time until transfer to the port for embarkation to your vessel. Overnight in L’Austral.
DAY 4 & 5: DRAKE PASSAGE
As the ship tackles the legendary Drake Passage, use these couple of days to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The Expedition Leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the Antarctic will be an opportunity to learn more about this mysterious but beautiful region. At the ship’s bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage. Overnight in L’Austral.
DAY 6 – 8: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Till this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, find yourself in the heart of spectacular decor with subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife.
Penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke
whales, and orcas. Depending on the visitation sites, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts.
Each day, depending on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic. Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in this hushed and stunning atmosphere. You will sail in the steps of great 19th century Antarctic explorers. Overnight in L’Austral.
DAY 9 – 10: AT SEA
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services, activities or facilities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa, fitness centre or swimming pool. Take time to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment. Overnight in L’Austral.
DAY 11 – 13: SOUTH GEORGIA
Aboard your ship, discover South Georgia, a region formed by an underwater mountain chain that extends from the Andes to the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife of the Far South can be found here such as king and Gentoo penguins, elephant seals and fur seals to name a few. You might get the chance to discover the majestic glaciers of Gold Harbour and the vast plains of Fortuna Bay. If you are fortunate enough to land at Salisbury Plain, you can expect a wonderful spectacle: more than 300,000 king penguins that have taken up residence here. They are easily recognisable by the bright orange mark on their head and neck. Overnight in L’Austral
DAY 14 – 17: AT SEA
During your time at sea, make the most of the many services, activities and facilities on board. enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment. Overnight in L’Austral.
DAY 18 – 17: MONTEVIDEO
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.