January 14-24, 2020
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 white 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.
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.
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.
We’re excited to announce our host hotel in Buenos Aires, located in the waterside neighborhood of Puerto Madero and a short walk to the city’s major tourist attractions, FAENA HOTEL BUENOS AIRES redefines the travel experience by combining art, recreation, nature, and technology. Member of The Leading Hotels of the World ®, the hotel’s 88 rooms and suites feature exquisitely designed details, magnificent skyline views, and exceptional services. The hotel’s amenities include six restaurants and lounges that range from traditional to contemporary Argentinian cuisine, El Cabaret featuring the award-winning Rojo Tango show, Faena Spa hosts the only hammam in Argentina and the biggest outdoor swimming pool among the luxury properties in Buenos Aires. Our following rates are based on double occupancy and include Deluxe Accommodations, Daily Breakfast, All taxes, Private airport transfers upon arrival in Buenos Aires and Private transfers to the Airport on January 14th.
- Nightly Rate: $439 per night - Park View Room
- Nightly Rate: $469 per night - Skyline View Room
To Reserve the FAENA HOTEL, please call or email us the number of nights you will need. Since space is limited, please reserve by July 1. We’ll also be offering an optional city tour and The world-famous Rojo Tango Show at the Faena Hotel.