le soleal luxury south georgia and antarctica cruise

The Great Adventure

  • Overview
    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.
    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: Unavailable
  • 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.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Send a postcard home from Port Lockroy

    This British base, established in 1944, on arrival you will receive a warm accolade both by the volunteers of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and the colony of Gentoo penguins that nestles just by the old timber structure. Get small denomination US$ notes to buy a few postcards and send them home with Antarctic stamps from one of the southernmost Post Offices in the world.

    Wandering Albatross

    Spectacular in flight and on the ground, with the largest wingspan of any bird on the planet; gracefully and effortlessly glides for thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean to their nesting site on South Georgia.

    South Georgia; Wildlife Mecca

    One of the true wildlife experiences on our planet, often the wildlife displays here are referred to as the greatest on Earth. Set amongst awe inspiring scenery and home to King penguins, Wondering albatross and Elephant seals, it’s hard to imagine how early pioneers survived in this harsh landscape.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    Comfortable expedition boots and a high quality expedition parka, specifically designed for the polar regions.

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Charter Flights

    Charter flight is provided between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. Your cruise will disembark in Montevideo, Uruguay

    Flight number and time schedule are to be advised about 30 days prior to departure.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

  • Map
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  • Vessel

    LE SOLEAL

    Designed in 2013, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites)make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. Interior Design With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Terrace
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Theatre
    • Medical Centre
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 139
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 13
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 10992
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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Superior Stateroom

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Twin or king beds, with 24hr room service
AUD 13,640pp
AUD 13,640pp

Deluxe Stateroom

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 15,830pp
AUD 15,830pp

Prestige Deck 4

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 17,460pp
AUD 17,460pp

Prestige Deck 5

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 18,220pp
AUD 18,220pp

Prestige Deck 6

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 19,030pp
AUD 19,030pp

Deluxe Suite

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Deluxe Suite with balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 25,610pp
AUD 25,610pp

Prestige Suite Deck 5

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 29,810pp
AUD 29,810pp

Prestige Suite Deck 6

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 31,200pp
AUD 31,200pp

Owner's Suite

28 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Opulant suite with panoramic ocean views
AUD 39,900pp
AUD 39,900pp