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Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Dates:
26/2/2024
to  15/3/2024

19
days
17
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$21,550
20% Ponant Bonus

NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES + FLIGHT BUENOS AIRES/USHUAIA + TRANSFER


An 18-day trip in the southernmost waters of our planet, between Antarctica - a continent like no other - and the mountainous South Georgia, is what PONANT is offering you with this extraordinary expedition cruise. The stunning icy landscapes, the iconic and abundant fauna of the Far South, and the history of the great polar expeditions combine to create a thrilling experience.

At the border between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, you will enter Drake Passage. At the roaring fifties and the screaming sixties, the wind blows and the waves beat against the ship’s stern. In the sky, cape petrels lead you toward their realm until you reach the first of the continent’s lands.

Ice is there in all its forms. The mountainous landscapes open up to give way to huge calving glaciers, tabular icebergs drift in the middle of the Southern Ocean, and the sea ice shimmers in the distance. On board, the naturalists share with you the secrets of this unique ecosystem. As you near the shores, the first penguins appear. Gentoo, Adélie, chinstrap, these surprising birds, emblematic of the Antarctic, share their beaches with leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals. Further south, your ship will reach the remote waters of the Weddell Sea. You will travel back in time in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition. Not far from there, his crew remained on Elephant Island for four months to await rescue after their ship, the Endurance, sank.

More than a century after this mythical adventure, you will follow the same route to reach South Georgia. It is there, amid the snow-covered mountains, that Shackleton miraculously ran aground in 1916 after a difficult two-week sea journey from Elephant Island. The museum commemorating this legendary expedition will teach you more about this intriguing saga, and the visit to the former whaling station will immerse you in the life of that little-known period. Today, it is king penguins, elephant and fur seals that have taken over the black-sand beaches dominated by the tall peaks that reveal the Scotia Arc.

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. 


Ref : UB064 - LY270224


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A unique expedition cruise in the southern seas, between the shores of the White Continent, the Weddell Sea and the South Georgia archipelago, to discover a splendid fauna and legendary polar expeditions that...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

From AU$21,550
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

From AU$24,190
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

From AU$24,630
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

From AU$25,300
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

From AU$36,310
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From AU$37,840
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilège Suite
 

(37 m2)

From AU$41,140
20% Ponant Bonus

Suite Grand Deluxe
 

(45 m2)

From AU$50,390
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Privilege Suite
 

(55 m2)

From AU$51,930
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(55 m2)

From AU$66,020



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