Source Events invites you to join a group of gay travelers 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 it’s surreal remoteness, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and some of the world’s most extraordinary species.

To let our minds soar in a place nearly free of humankind’s imprint:  This is magic!

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, penquins, fur seals, albatrosses, and other seabirds
  • Lectures by naturalist guides covering wildlife, history, climate, environmental protection and great explores
  • Includes complimentary air to and from Buenos Aires, Polar Parka for you to keep, port fees, and wine beer and soda with lunch

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 a privileged access to preserved sites. Our flexibility enables us to adapt to the surprises inherent to these expedition itineraries.

DAY PORT ARRIVAL DEPART
Tue – January 14 Ushuaia 06:00 PM
Wed – January 15 Crossing The Drake Passage
Thu – January 16 Crossing The Drake Passage
Fri – January 17 Antarctic Peninsula
Sat – January 18 Antarctic Peninsula
Sun – January 19 Antarctic Peninsula
Mon – January 20 Antarctic Peninsula
Tue – January 21 Antarctic Peninsula
Wed – January 22 Crossing The Drake Passage
Thu – January 23 Crossing The Drake Passage
Fri – January 24 Ushuaia 07:00 AM
  •  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 in the respect of environment.

LE SOLEAL

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. 

 Deck 3

Deck 4

Deck 5

Deck 6

SUPERIOR STATEROOM

  • Area : 226 Sq ft
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi

DELUXE STATEROOM

  • Area : 194 Sq Feet
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

DELUXE SUITE

  • Area : 290 Sq Feet
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

PRESTIGE DECK 4

  • Area : 193 Sq Feet
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

PRESTIGE DECK 5

  • Area : 193 Sq Feet
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

PRESTIGE DECK 6

  • Area : 194 Sq Feet
  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

PRESTIGE DECK 5 SUITE

  • Area : 388 Sq Ft
  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

PRESTIGE DECK 6 SUITE

  • Area : 388 Sq Ft
  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi.

OWNER’S SUITE

  • Area : 484 Sq Ft
  • Situated on Deck 6
  • Decorated by French designers
  • Breathtaking panoramic sea view
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed
  • or twin beds Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access Wi-Fi
CABIN CATEGORY PRICE PER PERSON 
Owner’s Suite  – Deck 6 $27,499
Prestige Suite  – Deck 6 $23,299
Prestige Suite  – Deck 5 $22,229
Deluxe  Suite   – Deck 6 $19,499
Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6 $14,699
Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5 $13,899
Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4 $13,240
Deluxe Stateroom –   Deck 3 $12,049
Superior Stateroom – Deck 3 $11,889 – Limited

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: Wine, Beer, Soda and Sparkling Water with Lunch and Dinner
  • Room Service
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi Packages
  • 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 Cabins available.  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.