Antarctica Luxury Voyage

January 14-24, 2020

An unforgettable luxury polar expedition cruise.

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

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
Tue - January 14Ushuaia 06:00 PM
Wed - January 15Crossing The Drake Passage  
Thu - January 16Crossing The Drake Passage  
Fri - January 17Antarctic Peninsula  
Sat - January 18Antarctic Peninsula  
Sun - January 19Antarctic Peninsula  
Mon - January 20Antarctic Peninsula  
Tue - January 21Antarctic Peninsula  
Wed - January 22Crossing The Drake Passage  
Thu - January 23Crossing The Drake Passage  
Fri - January 24Ushuaia07:00 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 Soléal

Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy, and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. 

With her fluid lines and a modern color scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white. Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

  • Elegance and flexibility of the suites and staterooms, decorated by French interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. 
  • The flexible capacity of the ship: from 112 to 132 suites & staterooms.
  • Maximum configuration: 4 suites & 128 staterooms.
  • Maximum number of suites configuration: 24 suites & 88 staterooms.
  • Magnificent ocean views: 124 staterooms and suites with balcony

Voted one of the top 5 hotels in Argentina

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

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. In addition, we’ll be announcing an extension to Iguazu Falls from January 24-26.

CABIN CATEGORYPRICING
Owner's Suite - Deck 6$27,499 - Sold Out
Prestige Suite - Deck 6$23,299 - Sold Out
Prestige Suite - Deck 5 $22,229 - Sold Out
Deluxe Suite - Deck 6$19,499 - Sold Out
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6$14,699 - Sold Out
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5$14,399 - Sold Out
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4$13,999 - Sold Out
Deluxe Stateroom - Deck 3$13,499 - Sold Out

Luxury Antarctica Voyage – January 14 – 20, 2020
10 nights / 11 days – aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal


 What’s Included: 

  • Complimentary roundtrip Air between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • 5 Star Luxury Accommodations aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal
  • Port Fees ($560)
  • All meals aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal
  • Standard Open Bar Package: Well drinks, Wine, Beer, Soda, and Sparkling & Still Water
  • Room Service
  • Wi-Fi throughout Ship
  • Park Entry Fees into Protected Areas
  • Complimentary Boot Rental (Guaranteed deposit required)
  • A Ponant Polar water-resistant Parka

 What’s Not Included:

  • International Flights
  • Optional Pre and Post Cruise Programs
  • Gratuities to Local Guides and Drivers
  • 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.