Immersive Antarctica

15 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury Expedition Cruise Holiday with $3000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stay, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-98663

from $... per person
Book by July 31, 2021

Your 15 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury Expedition Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Return Economy Flight to Buenos Aires

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Buenos Aires & Ushuaia
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Buenos Aires
Charter Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Tierra Del Feugo National Park Sightseeing Tour in Ushuaia

Your 10 Night Luxury Expedition Cruise
10 Night Antarctic Expedition Cruise Onboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial in an Oceanview Stateroom
Onboard Open Bar Including Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, In-Room Mini Bar & More
Gourmet Dining Onboard with Hand Curated Menus Using The Finest ingredients
Onboard Wifi
First Class, Intuitive Service by Attentive & Experienced Crew
All Port Taxes & Charges Included
Outings and Shore Visits in Zodiac® Inflatables with a Team of Experienced Naturalist Guides.
Onboard Lectures and Information Sessions Hosted By Naturalist-Guides, Covering Wildlife, History, the Great Explorers, Climate, Environmental Protection & More
Bonus $600 Onboard Credit

Highlights: Step Foot on the Ice on the Antarctic Peninsula, View Exceptional Wildlife in Their Natural Habitat from Penguins to Humpback Whales, Seals, Giant Petrels & More, Witness Dramatic Glaciers, Tabletop Icebergs, Soaring Mountain Peaks & Volcanic Beaches.

Post Cruise Experience in Buenos Aires & Santiago
Charter Flight From Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Bonus 1 Night Post Cruise Hotel Stay In Buenos Aires
Flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Santiago
Bonus Wine Region Discovery Day Tour + Tastings

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on Tuesday, 21 February, 2023

Alternate sail dates
05 February 2023 onboard Le Boreal (sister ship to Le Lyrial)
11 February 2023 onboard Le Lyrial

Day 1 – 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Welcome to Buenos Aires! The capital of Argentina is filled with iconic 19th century buildings including the presidential palace. Other attractions include Teatro Colón, an impressive 1908 opera house with close to 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum which showcases incredible Latin American art. Enjoy a 2 night stay in this charming city.

Day 3: Ushuaia, Argentina

Embark a early morning charter flight arranged by Ponant to travel to Ushuaia this morning.
Ushuaia is known for its beautiful wilderness of snow-capped mountains and icy waters of the Beagle Channel. Upon arrival, you will get the chance to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park which epitomises the natural terrain in the world’s most southern national park with your included day tour.
Board your cruise this afternoon & sail onwards to Antarctica.

Day 4 – 5 At Sea

Enjoy relaxing days at seas. Take advantage of your onboard team of Naturalists and guides who will be able to provide you with the history of the area and a plethora of information about the local wildlife. They will also provide you with important safety information for your time ashore.

Day 6 – 10 Antarctic Peninsular

Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas.
Each day, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in a hushed and surreal atmosphere.

Day 11-12 At Sea

Your days at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 13: Ushuaia, Argentina – Buenos Aires

Disembark your cruise this morning and embark your charter flight to return to Buenos Aires where you will spend one final night in this vibrant city.

Day 14 -15 Santiago, Chile

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago and ejnoy a 2 night stay In Chile’s capital and largest city, surrounded by the towering Andes and Chilean coastline. Plaza de Armas, the centre of the city’s colonial core is home to 2 enthralling landmarks: the 1808 Palacio de la Real Audiencia, which houses the National History Museum, and the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral.
You will also enjoy a day tour out to the Wine Region where you can explore vineyards & indluge in tastings.

Day 16 Santiago, Chile

Farewell Santiago as you fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay to see more of South America.

First introduced in 2015 Le Lyrial, the most recent of the PONANT Sisterships series for expedition journeys to the heart of icy Antarctica, you can be sure of exceptional comfort onboard our ships. Our bespoke, attentive, excellent service will make you feel like you’re travelling on a private yacht.

The interior decoration reflects palette colours and tones from the destinations experienced whilst onboard of blues, from the soft, luminous grey-like tones of the polar ice to the vivid notes and turquoises of Mediterranean inlets and coves.

With 122 suites all to the design of a combination of luxury, intimacy, and serene well-being. Enjoy views of the sea in a setting conducive to escape and getting away from it all in every one of the staterooms

Upgrade to Deluxe Balcony Stateroom from only $999 per person
Upgrade to Prestige Balcony from only $1,999 per person

Travel based on Cruise Departure 21 February 2023

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Ponant
Ship: Le Lyrial
Departs: Ushuaia, Argentina
Countries Visited: Argentina, Antarctica, Chile
Sail Date: 
21 February 2023

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