Head to Antarctica with Ponant in 2024-2025

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Cruise Antarctica with Ponant in 2024/25

Up to 30% Bonus Savings* and No Single Supplement on select departures

Ponant brings you two exceptional polar expedition cruise itineraries to discover the most beautiful sites between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. Succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife.

The Great Austral Loop – a 16 day cruise charting a course for the Falkland Islands, whose wild beauty and lush moors are sure to captivate you. Continue to South Georgia with impressive glaciers and black-sand beaches where large colonies of king penguins have taken up residence.

Emblematic Antarctica – an 11 day cruise starting with a crossing of the mythical Drake Passage, where you may be escorted by albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters.

Wildlife encounters will no doubt be one of the highlights of your experience. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide you with cherished lifelong memories.

Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during Zodiac® outings, you will be surrounded by grandiose scenery ranging from icebergs to ice floes and ancient glaciers.

Ponant will operate three stunning expedition ships on these itineraries – step aboard L’Austral, Le Boréal or Le Lyrial and enjoy all the traditional Ponant benefits of outstanding modern ships, a range of luxury facilities including a choice of restaurants and open bar. Whichever expedition you choose, you will experience the exceptional levels of comfort and service that are the very hallmark of Ponant.

Ponant Inclusions

For your peace of mind, Ponant offers a complete, comfortable and inclusive experience on these breathtaking journeys.

  • Meet & Greet at your hotel on arrival
  • 1-night stay in in Buenos Aires (4star) the night before embarkation
  • Economy flights Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
  • Transfers to cruise port to begin an unforgettable polar voyage
  • Upon disembarkation, transfer from cruise port to airport
  • Economy flight Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
  • Fine dining and an onboard beverage package
  • All drinks in restaurants, bars and minibars
  • 24-hour room service on board
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi service on board
  • Parties, shows and other activities
  • Access to the fitness centre on board
  • Zodiac outings and landings
  • All excursions onboard
  • Conferences and information sessions on board with naturalist guides
  • Parkas provided for polar expeditions
  • Rental of rubber boots for polar expeditions
  • All port and security fees

Emblematic Antarctica

Ushuaia to Ushuaia | 10 nights | Aboard L'Austral, Le Boréal or Le Lyrial

  • An expedition cruise to discover the Antarctic Peninsula and its most beautiful secrets surrounded by stunning natural scenery.
  • Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Visit research stations and former whaling stations, if conditions
  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.
  • Wildlife: humpback whales; Gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins; leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals; and numerous seabirds.

Depart: 2024: 22 December | 2025: 13, 22, 23 & 29 January | 2, 8, 11 & 21 February |  1 March

Cabin Type Superior Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom Prestige Deck 4 Prestige Deck 5 Deluxe Suite
Twin Fare $16,970 $18,020 $18,770 $19,080 $27,020
Solo Fare Sold Out $18,470 $19,220 $19,530 $27,470

Fares are per person based on twin share or solo and based on 1 March 2025 departure.

The Great Austral Loop

Ushuaia to Ushuaia | 15 nights | Aboard L'Austral

  • A polar expedition cruise in the Southern Ocean, between the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, to discover a dazzling natural environment.
  • Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Landscapes: moors scattered with moss and lichen, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the Falkland Islands; black-sand beaches, alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia; drifting icebergs, ice floe, glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Wildlife: black-browed and light-mantled albatrosses; Magellanic, Gentoo and southern rockhopper penguins in the Falkland Islands; king and macaroni penguins, elephant and fur seals in South Georgia; leopard seals, chinstrap penguins in the South Orkney Islands; humpback whales, Gentoo, Adelie, chinstrap penguins, leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Depart: 11 January 2025

Cabin Type Superior Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom Prestige Deck 4 Prestige Deck 5 Deluxe Suite
Twin Fare $29,300 $31,310 $30,910 $33,340 On Request
Solo Fare Sold Out $39,680 $41,570 $42,320 On Request

Fares are per person based on twin share or solo.

Interested in more Sub Antarctic itineraries?

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Cruise Antarctica with Ponant in 2024/2025

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Your deposit will vary by grade of accommodation. Advertised 'from' fares are based on the Ponant Bonus fare per person, in Australian Dollars (AUD), based on twin occupancy in the lowest available category, including port taxes. Fares are correct at time of printing, yield managed, subject to availability and can be changed at any time. Ponant discount is based on the Ponant Bonus offer. Included transfers, accommodation and flights are subject to terms and conditions.  FREE SOLO SUPPLEMENT - The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit.

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