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Antarctica Luxury Voyage 2021

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 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. 

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.


An unforgettable luxury polar expedition cruise.

Itinerary map of Antarctica Luxury Voyage 2021

DAY 1

Ushuaia

Saturday - January 30, 2021

Departure: 6:00pm

  Luxury Antarctica Tour Hotel TBD

DAY 2

Crossing The Drake Passage

Sunday - January 31, 2021

DAY 3

Crossing The Drake Passage

Monday - February 1, 2021

DAY 4

Neko Harbour (Antarctica)

Tuesday - February 2, 2021

DAY 5

Paradise Bay (Antarctica)

Tuesday - February 2, 2021

DAY 6

Pléneau Islands (Antarctica)

Wednesday - February 3, 2021

DAY 7

Port Charcot, Booth Island (Antarctica)

Wednesday - February 3, 2021

DAY 8

Port Lockroy, Goudier Island (Antarctica)

Thursday - February 4, 2021

DAY 9

Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (Antarctica)

Friday - February 5, 2021

DAY 10

Sailing on the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)

Saturday - February 6, 2021

DAY 11

Crossing The Drake Passage

Sunday - February 7, 2021

DAY 12

Crossing The Drake Passage

Monday - February 8, 2021

DAY 13

Ushuaia

Tuesday - February 9, 2021

Arrival: 7:00am

Included in this Itinerary
  • 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.

An unforgettable luxury polar expedition cruise.


Luxury Antarctica Tour Hotel TBD

Day 1

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



An unforgettable luxury polar expedition cruise.


Le Lyrial

Ponant

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.




Antarctica Luxury Voyage 2021

Category
Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy
Owner's Suite - Deck 6
$35,199.00 / person
$70,398.00 / person
Grand Deluxe Suite - Deck 6
$32,199.00 / person
$64,398.00 / person
Privilege Suite - Deck 6
$20,699.00 / person
$41,398.00 / person
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
$19,899.00 / person
$39,798.00 / person
Deluxe Suite - Deck 6
$18,399.00 / person
$36,798.00 / person
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
$13,199.00 / person
$26,398.00 / person
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
$12,599.00 / person
$25,198.00 / person
Deluxe Staterooms - Deck 3
$11,899.00 / person
$23,798.00 / person
Superior Stateroom - Deck 3
$10,999.00 / person
$21,998.00 / person
Limited
Included in this Journey
  • 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 Staff only
Not Included in this Journey
  • 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 if any
Please Note 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.


How Many Guests Will Be Going on Your Journey?


(Including you!)


Which Options Would You Like?


If some guests require different packages, don't worry. We'll handle that in a future step.


Owner's Suite - Deck 6
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$35,199.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$70,398.00
Grand Deluxe Suite - Deck 6
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$32,199.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$64,398.00
Privilege Suite - Deck 6
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$20,699.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$41,398.00
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$19,899.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$39,798.00
Deluxe Suite - Deck 6
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$18,399.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$36,798.00
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$13,199.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$26,398.00
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$12,599.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$25,198.00
Deluxe Staterooms - Deck 3
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$11,899.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$23,798.00
Superior Stateroom - Deck 3
PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$10,999.00
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$21,998.00
Limited


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We look forward to working with you and having you join our family of travellers at one of our amazing journeys.

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