Argentina, Antarctica, Uruguay
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Argentina, Antarctica, Uruguay

17D16N The Great Adventure

17D16N The Great Adventure

Per Pax
From: $61340 $11087 From: €12575 €9431 From: £10735 £8051 From: RM61340 RM46005 From: CAD18586 CAD13940 From: SGD19936 SGD14952 From: AUD20365 AUD15274 From: HKD115319 HKD86489
Buenos Aires

Luxury cruise aboard to experience a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Discover expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Artic and the Antarctic. Great choice for couples, solo travelers and those who love small-ship cruising. Ponant Cruises offers exceptional bilingual service, world-class dining and elegantly-appointed accommodation and public areas in terms of the onboard experience. Choose a cruise on an Explorer Class vessel, you will benefit from several expedition-style features. Relaxing in the Blue Eye Lounge, an underwater multi-sensory environment that boasts comfortable seating and privileged views of life beneath the waves. Ponant’s expedition ships also carry a fleet of Zodiacs deployed frequently throughout each itinerary for sightseeing excursions and trips ashore.

Cities to Visit: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Antarctic Peninsula - South Georgia - Montevideo
Language: English

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 25%

Booking Period: from Now till September 30, 2021
Travel Period: from March 2, 2022 till March 4, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Crossing the legendary Drake Passage
~ Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure. Led by experienced, State-Certified kayak guides, you will skim the water’s surface amid the ice.
~ Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
~ Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection…
~ Hiking opportunity.
~ Immense icebergs, ice floe, glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the Antarctic Peninsula.
~ Observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat
What To Expect
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, Ernest Shackleton: sail in the wake of these great Antarctic explorers during a 16-day polar expedition cruise organised by PONANT.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

    Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
    Dinner

  • Day 2: BUENOS AIRES (FLIGHT) - USHUAIA (EMBARKATION)

    After breakfast, check out and transfer to airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival you will be transferred to a restaurant for lunch. Later transfer to port and your cruise ship is ready for boarding. Departure at 18h00.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. Join naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in 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. Each day, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Today, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, 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 a hushed and surreal atmosphere.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Today, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 9: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 10: 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. All the wildlife of the Far South can be found there: king and Gentoo penguins, elephant seals, fur seals… 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, which you will recognise by the bright orange mark on their head and neck, have taken up residence there.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 11: SOUTH GEORGIA

    Another day for you to observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat and marvel the alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 12: SOUTH GEORGIA

    Continue to observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat and marvel the alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 13: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 14: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 15: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 16: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 17: DEPART MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 07h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 1 night hotel stay in Buenos Aires
~ 15 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ One way air ticket Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 25%

Booking Period: from Now till September 30, 2021
Travel Period: from March 2, 2022 till March 4, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Crossing the legendary Drake Passage
~ Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure. Led by experienced, State-Certified kayak guides, you will skim the water’s surface amid the ice.
~ Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
~ Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection…
~ Hiking opportunity.
~ Immense icebergs, ice floe, glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the Antarctic Peninsula.
~ Observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat
What To Expect
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, Ernest Shackleton: sail in the wake of these great Antarctic explorers during a 16-day polar expedition cruise organised by PONANT.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

    Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
    Dinner

  • Day 2: BUENOS AIRES (FLIGHT) - USHUAIA (EMBARKATION)

    After breakfast, check out and transfer to airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival you will be transferred to a restaurant for lunch. Later transfer to port and your cruise ship is ready for boarding. Departure at 18h00.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. Join naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in 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. Each day, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Today, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, 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 a hushed and surreal atmosphere.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Today, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 9: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 10: 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. All the wildlife of the Far South can be found there: king and Gentoo penguins, elephant seals, fur seals… 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, which you will recognise by the bright orange mark on their head and neck, have taken up residence there.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 11: SOUTH GEORGIA

    Another day for you to observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat and marvel the alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 12: SOUTH GEORGIA

    Continue to observe wildlife animals in their natural habitat and marvel the alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 13: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 14: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 15: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 16: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 17: DEPART MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 07h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 1 night hotel stay in Buenos Aires
~ 15 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ One way air ticket Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities

One way flight included (Economy Class)

Origin to Destination
Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
Destination to Origin
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Hotel, Flight & Transfer option

One way flight included (Economy Class)

Origin to Destination
Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
Destination to Origin
  • TBC
    Economy Included Included Included Included Included Included Included

Per Pax
From: $61340 $11087 From: €12575 €9431 From: £10735 £8051 From: RM61340 RM46005 From: CAD18586 CAD13940 From: SGD19936 SGD14952 From: AUD20365 AUD15274 From: HKD115319 HKD86489
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Cancellation Policy

~ Postpone or cancel free of charge up to 30 days prior to departure and receive 100% Future Cruise Credit of amount paid, valid on a new booking
~ Cancellation within 30 days prior to departure: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ 25% deposit must be received within 7 days of booking
~ Balance payment must be made 30 days prior to departure
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking