Emblematic Antarctica 2019 – 2020 (Le Soleal)

Emblematic Antarctica 2019 – 2020 (Le Soleal)

From AUD $14,710

Description

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. This is a fascinating journey to the heart of this remote land, Penguins live in their thousands, waddling on the shores, whilst Humpback Whales come and swim alongside ships.

Please Note: Cruise prices also include Flight Buenos Aires / Ushuaia + visit or time at leisure + transfers + flight Ushuaia / Buenos Aires

Trip Name
Emblematic Antarctica 2019 - 2020 (Le Soleal)
Days
11
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship Length: 142 metres Passenger Capacity: 264 Built: 2013 Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and suites, with balconies, joined in 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white. A refined ambience is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat's hull, while the central scuplture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea.  In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonomous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Ushuaia (Argentina)
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel, at the country’s southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park. A cruise in Ushuaia Bay is a perfect way to do some sea lion and Magellanic penguin spotting.
Day 2 - Days 2 & 3: At sea - Drake passage
Use your days spent in the Drake Passage 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 history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From 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.
Day 3 - Days 4 - 8: Antarctic Peninsula
Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. 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. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts.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. 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. 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.
Day 4 - Days 9 & 10: At sea / Drake Passage
If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to Antarctica. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. 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.
Day 5 - Day 11: Ushuaia
Disembarkation.
Day 6 - Please Note:
We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $14,710Superior Stateroom
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $15,840DeLuxe Stateroom
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $17,670Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $18,510Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $19,410Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $26,920Deluxe Suite
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $31,410Prestige Suite - Deck 5
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $32,940Prestige Suite - Deck 6
09-12-201919-12-2019AUD $37,800Owner’s Suite
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $15,840DeLuxe Stateroom
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $17,670Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $18,510Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $19,410Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $26,920Deluxe Suite
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $31,410Prestige Suite - Deck 5
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $32,940Prestige Suite - Deck 6
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $37,800Owner’s Suite
04-01-202014-01-2020AUD $14,710Superior Stateroom
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $14,710Superior Stateroom
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $15,840DeLuxe Stateroom
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $17,670Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $18,510Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $19,410Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $26,920Deluxe Suite
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $31,410Prestige Suite - Deck 5
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $32,940Prestige Suite - Deck 6
14-01-202024-01-2020AUD $37,800Owner’s Suite
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $14,710Superior Stateroom
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $15,840DeLuxe Stateroom
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $17,670Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $18,510Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $19,410Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $26,920Deluxe Suite
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $31,410Prestige Suite - Deck 5
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $32,940Prestige Suite - Deck 6
19-02-202029-02-2020AUD $37,800Owner’s Suite

Inclusions

    • Wildlife: The highest concentration of Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins in Antarctica; Minke and humpback Whales, Weddell seals, sea Leopards, and numerous sea birds: Cape Petrels, Albatrosses, imperial Shags, and snow Petrels.
    • Landscapes: A multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floe (or pack ice), calving of imposing icebergs, tall snowy mountains.
    • Visits: To research stations and former whaling stations.
    • Hiking possible: Deception Island, Neko, Paradise Bay.
    • Outings everyday in Zodiac® dinghies: The Weddell Sea, Neko Bay, Paradise Bay.

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