L'Austral south georgia and antarctica cruise

The Great Adventure

  • Overview

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    Sailing from Ushuaia, you will board Le Soléal for an exceptional journey to a land at the end of the world. You will start this expedition cruise with the discovery of the extraordinary landscapes of the Peninsula. Between long stretches of ice floes and sparkling tabular icebergs, you will be able to admire a captivating polar desert made of ice and water. Le Soléal will then continue her course towards Deception Island. Nestled within the South Shetland Islands, this volcanic island with its extremely rich wildlife is notably home to elephant seals, fur seals and more than 100 000 pairs of chinstrap penguins. Further to the north you will reach the coastline of South Georgia. This sub-Antarctic region offers a wide variety of landscapes, between long mountain chains and black sandy beaches, where huge colonies of King Penguins have taken refuge.

    Duration: 16 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Disembarkation Point: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Ushuaia; Embarkation Day

      Capital of Argentinaメs Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the countryメs southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. Downtown, the End of the World Museum showcases Tierra del Fuegoメs natural and indigenous history. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park, while a cruise on Ushuaia Bay is the perfect way to spot ᅠsea lions and Magellanic penguins.

    • Day 2/15 - The Great Adventure

      Set sail in the footsteps of the Great Explorers during a 16-day cruise between the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia.

      Sailing from Ushuaia, you will board Le Soléal for an exceptional journey to a land at the end of the world.

      You will start this expedition cruise with the discovery of the extraordinary landscapes of the Peninsula. Between long stretches of ice floes and sparkling tabular icebergs, you will be able to admire a captivating polar desert made of ice and water.
      Le Soléal will then continue her course towardsDeception Island. Nestled within the South Shetland Islands, this volcanic island with its extremely rich wildlife is notably home to elephant seals, fur seals and more than 100 000 pairs of chinstrap
      penguins.

      Further to the north you will reach the coastline of South Georgia. This sub-Antarctic region offers a wide variety of landscapes, between long mountain chains and black sandy beaches, where huge colonies of King Penguins have taken refuge.

    • Day 16 - Montevideo; Disembarkation

      Perched on the far southern tip of Uruguay , Montevideo is a white city, and one of the loveliest capital cities of South America. Come and admire the beautiful historical remains dating from Spanish rule; you’ll find the most interesting within the Cuidad Vieja, formerly fortified, its old town dates from the 18th century. The best preserved are the cathedral and the former governmental palace of the Cabildo, both listed historical monuments. In the crook of a vast blue bay, the city is also blessed with beautiful beaches.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Vessel

    L'AUSTRAL

    This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy, and well-being. A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel, and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.” You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Deck
    • Live entertainment
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 136
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 16
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 10944
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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l'austral superior stateroom

Superior Stateroom

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Twin or king beds, window and private facilities, with 24hr room service.
AUD 16,450pp
AUD 16,450pp
l'austral deluxe stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Twin or king beds, private facilities, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 17,680pp
AUD 17,680pp
l'austral prestige deck 4 cabin

Prestige Deck 4

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Twin or king beds, private facilities, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 19,680pp
AUD 19,680pp
l'austral prestige deck 5 cabin

Prestige Deck 5

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Twin or king beds, private facilities, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 20,610pp
AUD 20,610pp
l'austral prestige deck 6 cabin

Prestige Deck 6

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Twin or king beds, private facilities, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 21,580pp
AUD 21,580pp
l'austral deluxe suite cabin

Deluxe Suite

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Twin or king beds, private facilities, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 29,760pp
AUD 29,760pp
l'austral prestige suite deck 5 cabin

Prestige Suite Deck 5

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 34,630pp
AUD 34,630pp
l'austral prestige suite deck 6 cabin

Prestige Suite Deck 6

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service.
AUD 36,310pp
AUD 36,310pp
l'austral owner's suite cabin

Owner's Suite

28 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Opulent suite with panoramic ocean views.
AUD 41,590pp
AUD 41,590pp