Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (from Buenos Aires) Cruise

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Pristine Antarctic landscape
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A group of penguins on an iceburg
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The rippled effect of Antarctic ice
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The zodiac takes us closer to iceburgs
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Day 1

    Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in has been arranged. With its wide boulevards and European-style buildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax before this afternoon’s optional tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive past the colorful La Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace of tango. Get to know your fellow guests this evening at a welcome cocktail party.

    Day 2

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Fly Ushuaia

    Fly to Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. You have time for some sightseeing and a traditional Patagonian barbecue lunch. This afternoon, board your ship and settle in for a first night on the water. Familiarize yourself with the ship; you may even want to toast your journey in the bar.

    Day 3

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    At Sea

    As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your lecturers begin their informal series of enlightening discussions on the flora, fauna and the history of the region. A professional staff photographer is on hand to assist you with specific camera questions and leads lectures focusing on various photo skills throughout your cruise. The waters here are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot whale and seabirds from the cruiser's deck.

    Day 4

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Falkland Islands

    Spend the day exploring the Falklands. Depending on your itinerary, you either visit Stanley, the Falklands’ capital, strolling its charming streets and exploring the surrounding wilderness areas; or you discover the southeast Falkland islands of Sea Lion or Bleaker, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats.

    Days 5-6

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Cruising the South Atlantic

    As the ship approaches South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whale, seal and other wildlife become more frequent. Informative lectures — as well as casual talks with your guides — soon have you scanning the seas like an expert.

    Days 7-9

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    South Georgia

    South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores. Visit Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay or Gold Harbour, all home to vast colonies of king penguins as well as fur and elephant seals. You also have the opportunity to retrace part of the route taken by Ernest Shackleton during his historic crossing of South Georgia in 1916. Weather permitting, you may visit his gravesite in Grytviken alongside your on-board historian, an expert on the great explorer’s life.

    Days 10-11

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Cruising the Scotia Sea

    During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia. They also enlighten you with more enriching lectures of what’s to come once you set foot on the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits this forbidding but beautiful environment.

    Days 12-14

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Antarctica

    The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits may include Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. There are also plans to sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, the latter often referred to as “Kodak Alley” for its breathtaking, picture-perfect beauty. You also enjoy additional opportunities for exploration, including a stop at a scientific research station. While on board ‘Le Boreal,’ you may view whales and birdlife from the deck or from your own cabin’s private balcony.

    Days 15-16

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Drake Passage

    Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, where there are plenty of opportunities to observe more marine and birdlife. Reflect and compare notes on your incredible journey with your fellow guests.

    Day 17

    • Breakfast

    Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

    Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport to fly to Buenos Aires for your independent flight home.
     Classic Balcony Stateroom- Cat 1Deluxe Balcony Stateroom- Cat 2Premier Balcony Stateroom- Cat 3Superior Balcony Stateroom- Cat 4Premier Two Room Suite- Cat 5Prestige Balcony Suite - Cat 6Prestige Two-Room Balcony Suite- Cat 7Owners Balcony Suite
    2014-Dec-19$17,995$19,995$20,995$21,995$25,995$26,495$28,995$34,995
    Charter flights Buenos Aires-Ushuaia, additional cost $830.
    2015-Jan-13$19,995$21,995$23,495$23,995$28,495$28,995$31,995$37,995
    Charter flights Buenos Aires-Ushuaia, additional cost $830.
    2015-Dec-19$18,995$20,995$21,995$22,995$27,995$28,995$29,995$35,995
    Charter flights from Buenos Aires-Ushuaia are an additional cost of $850/person.
    2016-Jan-13$20,995$22,995$23,995$24,995$29,995$30,995$32,995$37,995
    Charter flights from Buenos Aires-Ushuaia are an additional cost of $850/person.
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    Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
    - Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy.
    - Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.
    Included in cruise fare:
    - Cabin accommodations as chosen on board ‘Le Boreal’
    - other accommodations as noted in the itinerary
    - full board meal service on board ‘Le Boreal,’ including open bar (excepting premium wines,
    premium liquors and champagnes)
    - 24-hour room service on board
    - arrival and departure grouped transfers (regardless of day of arrival and departure)
    - fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary (including park and entrance fees)
    - bottled water supplied during sightseeing
    - select beverages with group meals on land
    - on board services of the expedition team including cruise director, expedition leader, naturalists and lecturers
    - expedition parka and backpack on board
    - baggage handling of two pieces per person for international flight (other restrictions may apply for internal flights
    - hotel taxes and gratuities
    - all gratuities for shipboard crew and staff

    Not included in cruise fare:
    - Passenger Travel Protection Plan
    - international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted
    - costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas
    - airport departure taxes
    - Ushuaia Customs & Migration Tax
    - Chilean (if applicable) Reciprocity Fee
    - excess baggage charges;
    - meals and beverages other than specified in the itinerary
    - sightseeing not included in the program itinerary
    - hotel room service
    - personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities

    Deposit & Payment

    Initial deposit is $2450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

    Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure.

    Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

    Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 130 days prior to departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Days Prior to departureFee
    130 days or more$700 per person
    129-100 days25% trip cost
    99-70 days55% trip cost
    69 days or less100% trip cost