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 Le Soleal
Le Ponant Cruise

Discover Antarctica
Ushuaia (Argentina) Round trip


November 29 - December 9, 2014
11 days / 10 nights on board

  • Tabletop icebergs, growlers, drift or pack ice... the Antarctic has its own language, which you’ll soon speak fluently!
  • We are offering you a chance to sail through the Heart of the Peninsula who offers travellers an enchanting polar desert, a final frontier surrounded by a gigantic ice sheet. 
Day & Port

Arrival

Departure
Day 1 - Ushuaia (Argentina) 

Embarkation from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. 
  
Regarded as the world’s southern-most city, Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme South of Argentina at the end of Beagle Bay. This amazing little town of over 45,000 people is surrounded by mountains and fertile plains. The first inhabitants here were nomadic hunters and gatherers who arrived on foot to the Isla Grande over 10,000 years ago. Nature lovers will be bowled over by the Tierra del Fuego National Park and its amazing wealth of flora and fauna: beavers, albatrosses, guanacos, penguins... Here forests cover the slopes of the Andes mountains then give way to snow-capped peaks… a truly unique and unforgettable landscape.

4:30 pm

6:00pm

Day 2 - At sea – Drake Passage 
To reach the mythical «White Continent» you will cross the notorious Drake Passage named after the famous explorer, Sir Frances Drake, who sailed in these waters way back in 1578. You will then traverse the Polar Front which marks the area where waters from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans meet.

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Day 3 - At sea – Drake Passage

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Day 4 - Neko/Paradise Bay (Antarctica) 
Deep in Andvord Bay, we find this little corner of paradise at the foot of an immense glacier. Neko Bay is without doubt one of the most beautiful sights of the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife is as abundant as it is exceptional: sea birds such as gulls, Cape Petrels and Cormorants, as well as marine mammals like seals, orcas and whales. Excursions aboard our Zodiac® dinghies allow you to sail close to blue-tinged icebergs or disembark near colonies of penguins, observe leopard seals basking on the shore or watch the Antarctic Terns flying overhead.

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Day 5 - Pleneau Island/Port Charcot(Antarctica)

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Day 6 - Port Lockroy (Antarctica) 
On the small island of Goudier, you will have the opportunity to visit Port Lockroy, discovered by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot in 1903. Initially it served as a relief and repair base for whalers, but in 1944 Port Lockroy became a British base. It owes its name to Edouard Lockroy, a French politician and the partner of Jean-Baptiste Charcot during his expedition. You will be able to visit the small museum that retraces the life of the base in the 1950s. Since 1996, it has been open to the public during the short Southern Summer and is used for carrying out research on Gentoo Penguins.  Nowadays, this base is the most visited site of the White Continent and, thanks to its little store and post office, it is the only place to offer you the opportunity to write to your friends and family and share this unique moment. 

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Day 7 - Deception Island (Antarctica) 
Nestled at the heart of the South Shetland Islands, in the north of the Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island is easy to recognise for its horseshoe shape. On the black sand of the volcanic beaches, there are remains of abandoned huts that have been overrun by the extraordinary wildlife, part of the treasure that Nature offers us there. It is on these beaches of ash that the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula has taken up residence. Excursions aboard our Zodiac® dinghies will allow you to set foot on this expanse of land where more than 100,000 pairs of penguins, Elephant Seals and Fur Seals live side by side.

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Day 8 - The Weddell Sea (Antarctica) 
A lengthy sail in the Weddell Sea will allow you to experience true silence, an extraordinary and enchanting atmosphere, unrivalled calm...You will discover a secret reserve of preserved treasure: Fur Seals, penguin colonies, Wandering Albatross and other giant Petrels. Here the huge icebergs and the endless ice cap sculpt a landscape beyond compare. The lord of the manor is known as the Weddell Seal. It is a record breaker, able to remain submerged for more than an hour. Its pelage is dark grey and it has a spotted belly. To maintain its access to the sea and be able to fish, the Weddell Seal has special teeth allowing it to make a hole in the thick ice. 

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Day 9 - At sea, Drake Passage (Antarctica)

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Day 10- At sea, Drake Passage (Antarctica)

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Day 11 - Ushuaia (Argentina) 
Disembarkation

7:00 am

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Cruise Fares
Please contact us for additional information and availability.

Category

Cruise Fare

Special Bonus Fare*

Superior Stateroom

$8,664

$7,379

DeLuxe Stateroom

$10,097

$8,562

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

$11,205

$9,412

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

$11,648

$9,766

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

$12,117

$10,141

Deluxe Suite

$15,075

$12,508

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

$17,759

$14,655

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

$18,528

$15,270

Owner Suite

$21,785

$21,785

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

$782

$782

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$1,760

$1,760

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$7,530

$6,472

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$15,270

$12,664

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 85%

Starting at + 85%

Airport taxes

$52

$52


* Special Bonus fares and single supplements are subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions. 

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Those fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions

* On request. Limited availability.

 

“Cruise & Flights” program rates are per person and include:

  • “Cruise & Flights” Programs for expedition voyages Ushuaia-Ushuaia: Direct, non-stop private flights Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires in Economy-class on LAN AIRLINES
  • Meet and Greet by our representatives in Ushuaia and luggage direct transfer from the airport to the ship for port clearance
  • Choice between one full day tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park with lunch included and escort of English Speaking local guide (detailed description available upon request) OR direct transfer to the port for embarkation, buffet lunch and access to the Main Lounge (cabin/suite will not be accessible before 5pm)
  • All meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Evening gatherings, organised entertainments and events
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
  • Luggage porterage from the gangway to your cabin or suite at embarkation and disembarkation times
  • Room service 24h (special selection)
  • Highly experienced multi-lingual Expedition team for all programs identified with “Expedition” logo
  • Multi-lingual lecturer when mentioned by “lecturer on board” logo

SPECIAL FOR PROGRAMS IN US$: THE ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE includes the Open Bar (pouring wines, DRAPPIER champagne, alcohol except premium brands, coffees, juices and soft drinks...list available upon request), port and safety taxes and crew gratuities

 

“Cruise & Flights” programs don’t include:

  • Airport taxes (subject to modification) and porterage
  • Port and safety taxes (included only in cruise packages presented in US$)
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise & Flights” package and for which details are available upon request. Optional Open bar package (included only in US$ program rates) to be booked exclusively prior departure
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; Please ask for more information
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • crew gratuities (included only in US$ program rates)
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s) 
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable