Antarctica Luxury Voyage

January 30-February 9, 2021

An unforgettable luxury polar expedition cruise.

Due to popular demand, Source Events is excited to announce our 2nd Antarctica Voyage. This time we’ll be sailing aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial ship from January 30 to February 9, 2021. You’ll be joining a group of gay travelers and friends on a luxury polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctica Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. No place on Earth compares to this vast while wilderness of elemental forces: snow, ice, water, and rock. Antarctica is simply stunning, with its surreal remoteness, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and some of the world’s most extraordinary species.

Sailing remains the most popular way to get to Antarctica, and for good reason. For purists following in Scott and Shackleton’s footsteps, or for those looking to enjoy every minute of the adventure, sailing to Antarctica is all part of the experience in the world’s last pristine wilderness. To cruise to Antarctica you will need to cross the Drake Passage, a fairly notorious stretch of water. Approximately 30% of voyages experience rough weather, however, it can also be surprisingly placid too, at which time it’s euphemistically called ‘The Drake Lake’. The reality for the majority of travelers is that it’s rarely as bad as it sounds, and it’s certainly a ‘price’ well worth paying.

Voyage Highlights

  • Discover extraordinary landscapes in an incredible setting:  glaciers, icebergs, ice floe, and mountain ranges
  • Outings, hiking opportunities, and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables  with a team of experienced naturalist guides
  • Encounters with exceptional wildlife:  whales, seals, penguins, fur seals, albatrosses, and other seabirds
  • Lectures by naturalist guides covering wildlife, history, climate, environmental protection, and great explorers

Source Events invites you to join a group of gay travelers and friends on a luxury polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctica Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. No place on Earth compares to this vast while wilderness of elemental forces: snow, ice, water, and rock. Antarctica is simply stunning, with its surreal remoteness, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and some of the world’s most extraordinary species.

Sailing remains the most popular way to get to Antarctica, and for good reason. For purists following in Scott and Shackleton’s footsteps, or for those looking to enjoy every minute of the adventure, sailing to Antarctica is all part of the experience in the world’s last pristine wilderness. To cruise to Antarctica you will need to cross the Drake Passage, a fairly notorious stretch of water. Approximately 30% of voyages experience rough weather, however, it can also be surprisingly placid too, at which time it’s euphemistically called ‘The Drake Lake’. The reality for the majority of travelers is that it’s rarely as bad as it sounds, and it’s certainly a ‘price’ well worth paying.

Voyage Highlights

  • Discover extraordinary landscapes in an incredible setting:  glaciers, icebergs, ice floe, and mountain ranges
  • Outings, hiking opportunities, and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables  with a team of experienced naturalist guides
  • Encounters with exceptional wildlife:  whales, seals, penguins, fur seals, albatrosses, and other seabirds
  • Lectures by naturalist guides covering wildlife, history, climate, environmental protection, and great explorers

Polar Expedition

Discover the unique concept of PONANT polar expedition cruises: explore the world’s extreme regions while enjoying luxurious comfort and service. Choosing a PONANT expedition cruise means choosing a state of mind: the alliance of elegance and authenticity, of exploration and comfort, of adventure and refinement…The comfort of your ship and your stateroom, personalized and attentive service, refined gastronomy: a very special atmosphere that we take great care to maintain. In the heart of the ice floes of the Arctic and the Antarctic, our luxurious services will ensure that your expedition cruise is an unforgettable experience.

PONANT Polar Specialists

With almost 20 years of experience in the extreme regions, PONANT, the world’s number one polar cruise company, is a real polar specialist. PONANT will take you to the most remote regions in total safety: our Captains and crew are professionals, specially trained to sail in icy waters. Our latest-generation fleet has the most modern technology to guarantee both your safety and respect for the regions visited. The size of our ships means we can get as close as possible to areas that are difficult to reach, offering privileged access to preserved sites. Our flexibility enables us to adapt to the surprises inherent to these expedition itineraries.

Polar Expedition

Discover the unique concept of PONANT polar expedition cruises: explore the world’s extreme regions while enjoying luxurious comfort and service. Choosing a PONANT expedition cruise means choosing a state of mind: the alliance of elegance and authenticity, of exploration and comfort, of adventure and refinement…The comfort of your ship and your stateroom, personalized and attentive service, refined gastronomy: a very special atmosphere that we take great care to maintain. In the heart of the ice floes of the Arctic and the Antarctic, our luxurious services will ensure that your expedition cruise is an unforgettable experience.

PONANT Polar Specialists

With almost 20 years of experience in the extreme regions, PONANT, the world’s number one polar cruise company, is a real polar specialist. PONANT will take you to the most remote regions in total safety: our Captains and crew are professionals, specially trained to sail in icy waters. Our latest-generation fleet has the most modern technology to guarantee both your safety and respect for the regions visited. The size of our ships means we can get as close as possible to areas that are difficult to reach, offering privileged access to preserved sites. Our flexibility enables us to adapt to the surprises inherent to these expedition itineraries.

Join the few who’ve made it there.

DAYPORTARRIVALDEPART
Sat - January 30Ushuaia 06:00 PM
Sun - January 31Crossing The Drake Passage  
Mon - February 1Crossing The Drake Passage  
Tue - February 2Neko Harbour (Antarctica)  
Tue - February 2Paradise Bay (Antarctica)  
Wed - February 3Pléneau Islands (Antarctica)  
Wed - February 3Port Charcot, Booth Island (Antarctica)  
Thu - February 4Port Lockroy, Goudier Island (Antarctica)  
Fri - February 5Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (Antarctica)  
Sat - February 6Sailing on the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)   
Sun - February 7Crossing The Drake Passage  
Mon - February 8Crossing The Drake Passage  
Tue - February 9Ushuaia07:00 AM 

This Expedition includes:

  •  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.
  •  Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.
  •  Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.
  •  Wildlife: humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adelie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals, Weddell seals,   and numerous sea birds.
  •  Educational discovery while respecting this precious natural resource.

Luxury created especially for explorers.

Le Lyrial

Experience Antarctica in Comfort and Luxury Aboard the all-new expedition ship, Le Lyrial. Featuring sophisticated design and the latest communication, navigational and safety equipment, Le Lyrialboasts a convenient and sensible layout, aided by three passenger elevators.

In keeping with a longstanding commitment to environmental conservation, Le Lyrial is equipped with the most eco-friendly technology available today. Our expeditions exceed all environmental protocols, including those set by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and Antarctic Treaty Party nations.

On other cruises to different destinations, she carries more than 264 passengers, however on Antarctic voyages we limit her capacity to just 199 guests. Fewer passengers in turn allows for more shore excursions each day and provides private balconies for every guest.

 

Ponant Cruises have included 1 night hotel in Buenos Aires before flying to Ushuaia. The hotel will be annouced next year.

CABIN CATEGORYPRICING
Owner's Suite - Deck 6$35,199
Grand Deluxe Suite - Deck 6$32,199
Privilege Suite - Deck 6$20,699
Deluxe Suite - Deck 6$18,399
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5$13,199
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4$12,599
Deluxe Stateroom - Deck 4$13,499
Superior Stateroom - Deck 3$10,699

Luxury Antarctica Voyage – January 30 – February 9, 2021
10 nights / 11 days – aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial 


 What’s Included: 

  • Complimentary roundtrip Air between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Complimentary 1 Night Hotel in Buenos Aires
  • 5 Star Luxury Accommodations aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial
  • Port Fees and Taxes ($690)
  • All meals aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial
  • Standard Open Bar Package: Well drinks, Wine, Beer, Soda, and Sparkling & Still Water
  • Room Service 24h (special selection menu)
  • Wi-Fi throughout Ship
  • Park Entry Fees into Protected Areas
  • Complimentary Boot Rental (Guaranteed deposit required)
  • A Ponant Polar water-resistant Parka
  • Gratuities – Onboard Starff only

 What’s Not Included:

  • International Flights
  • Optional Pre and Post Cruise Programs
  • Gratuities to Local Guides and Drivers
  • Luggage handling
  • Spa Services
  • Beverages Not Part of Standard Bar Package
  • Laundry Services
  • Personal Expenses and Medical consultations aboard the Ship
  • Travel Insurance – Strongly Recommended
  • Visa Expenses

Prices are per person based on Double Occupancy. Single Occupancy is 200% of double occupancy. Share Cabin available. Cancellation penalties start at the time of booking. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date. You must have at least two consecutive blank pages in your passport. 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 PONANT 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.