Argentina, Antarctica
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17D16N The Great Austral Loop

17D16N The Great Austral Loop

Per Pax
From: $17814 From: €16962 From: £14561 From: RM77450 From: CAD23080 From: SGD24707 From: AUD25713 From: HKD140339
Buenos Aires
Ponant
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 - New Island - Grave Cove - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 30%
~ First Time Cruiser EUR 250
~ No Single Supplement on selected departures
~ Flight Credit up to RM7,000 per person on selected departure only. Limited time offer



Travel Period: from November 4, 2022 till February 1, 2024
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
PONANT brings you a 17-day itinerary between Ushuaia to Falkland Island, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. An exceptional polar expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful sites of these southern lands.
  • 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

    : 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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: AT SEA

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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: NEW ISLAND - GRAVE COVE

    New Island is located on the western edge of the Falkland Islands. Here you will find colony of southern rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatross and imperial shags. It's the perfect opportunity to watch the albatross swoop down from the cliffs and skim the waves that crash against the rocks on the exposed side of the island. Next, your cruise ship will sail to Grave Cove, located in the northern edge of the Falkland Islands. You'll find one of the largest gentoo penguin colonies in the area. With some luck, you'll also glimpse a sea lion scouring the waves for his next meal.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: AT SEA

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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: AT SEA

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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: AT SEA

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

  • Day 11: AT SEA

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

  • Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    It is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 16: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Crossing the Drake Passage. It is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 17: DEPART USHUAIA, ARGENTINA (DISEMBARKATION) - BUENOS AIRES (FLIGHT)

    Disembarkation after breakfast, meet and greet at the port. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Buenos Aires. Service end in Buenos Aires airport. NOTES: We highly recommend you stay one night in Buenos Aires after this flight
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 1 night pre-hotel stay in Buenos Aires
~ 15 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ Return air ticket Buenos Aires/Ushuaia v.v
~ 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

Where to Visits

Information

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 30%
~ First Time Cruiser EUR 250
~ No Single Supplement on selected departures
~ Flight Credit up to RM7,000 per person on selected departure only. Limited time offer



Travel Period: from November 4, 2022 till February 1, 2024
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
PONANT brings you a 17-day itinerary between Ushuaia to Falkland Island, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. An exceptional polar expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful sites of these southern lands.
  • 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

    : 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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: AT SEA

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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: NEW ISLAND - GRAVE COVE

    New Island is located on the western edge of the Falkland Islands. Here you will find colony of southern rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatross and imperial shags. It's the perfect opportunity to watch the albatross swoop down from the cliffs and skim the waves that crash against the rocks on the exposed side of the island. Next, your cruise ship will sail to Grave Cove, located in the northern edge of the Falkland Islands. You'll find one of the largest gentoo penguin colonies in the area. With some luck, you'll also glimpse a sea lion scouring the waves for his next meal.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: AT SEA

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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: AT SEA

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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: AT SEA

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

  • Day 11: AT SEA

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

  • Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    It is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 16: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Crossing the Drake Passage. It is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 17: DEPART USHUAIA, ARGENTINA (DISEMBARKATION) - BUENOS AIRES (FLIGHT)

    Disembarkation after breakfast, meet and greet at the port. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Buenos Aires. Service end in Buenos Aires airport. NOTES: We highly recommend you stay one night in Buenos Aires after this flight
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 1 night pre-hotel stay in Buenos Aires
~ 15 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ Return air ticket Buenos Aires/Ushuaia v.v
~ 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

Private charted intra-flight on Economy class to/fro Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and return

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

Private charted intra-flight on Economy class to/fro Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and return

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

Per Pax
From: $17814 From: €16962 From: £14561 From: RM77450 From: CAD23080 From: SGD24707 From: AUD25713 From: HKD140339
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$17814 €16962 £14561 RM77450 CAD23080 SGD24707 AUD25713 HKD140339

Age +12

$17814 €16962 £14561 RM77450 CAD23080 SGD24707 AUD25713 HKD140339

Age below 12

Cancellation Policy

~ Postpone or cancel free of charge up to 10 days after the booking is confirmed
~ From 10 days after the booking is confirmed to 365 days prior to departure: EUR 150 plus RM100 refund admin fees per guest per cruise for the cruise service only
~ From 364 to 211 days prior to departure: 10% of total price
~ From 210 - 91 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
~ Cancellation within 90 days prior to departure: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit payment of 25% must be received within 10 days after the booking is confirmed.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking