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An 11-day itinerary to discover the most remote place on Earth - Antarctica. You will be crossing the iconic Drake Passage before entering the Antarctic Peninsula. You will be one of the few to explore its beautiful scenery and remarkable wildlife from elegant albatrosses to minke whales and adorable penguins waddling on the shores.

Highlights

  • Cross the iconic Drake Passage before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula on the adventure of a lifetime
  • Discover majestic glaciers and dramatic icebergs drifting along the coastline
  • Observe remarkable wildlife like Gentoo penguins and leopard seals
  • Explore the ice by Zodiac and land in sublime locations where great explorers like Jean-Baptiste Charcot and Sir Ernest Shackleton stood long ago

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia
Day 2-3: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 4-8: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 9-10: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 11: Ushuaia

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 


Day 1: Ushuaia

You will arrive in the busy port of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is the gateway to the Great White Continent, and the region also thrives with sites that deserve to be explored like the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
You will embark the ship between 4 to 5 pm and depart for the adventure of your life at 6 pm!

Day 2-3: Crossing the Drake Passage

The ship will navigate across the iconic Drake Passage. This will be the time for lectures and a chance to prepare for your time in Antarctica. The Expedition team will present the IAATO rules of conduct to make sure everyone knows what to expect during landings and Zodiac cruises. You will learn more about the pristine region and be able to join naturalist-guides on the upper deck and see bird life such as albatrosses and cape petrels flying over the ship.

Day 4-8: Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica is like no other place on Earth and every expedition cruise is a unique adventure. From the majestic glaciers to the volcanic beaches and towering icebergs, the region will certainly surprise you. Words will not enough to describe what you are about to see.
Depending on weather and ice conditions, the Captain and his team will decide which places to visit. You will be landing in mesmerising sites and go on cruises in a Zodiac to discover the incredible ice-covered landscapes of the peninsula and its remarkable wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels are spotted in the area as well as many marine species like elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orca.
As this is Ponant you will be sailing in the wake of famous francophone explorers like Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache as well as the more familiar names like Sir Ernest Shackleton and. 

Day 9-10: Crossing the Drake Passage

The ship will sail back through the Drake Passage where the cold currents meet warmer waters, hence the diverse marine fauna. This will also be your last chance to observe the incredible wildlife of the Southern Ocean!

Day 11: Ushuaia

You will disembark in the port of Ushuaia. You can either decide to fly back home or spend extra days and enjoy what the region has to offer. Ask our Travel Specialists for places to go and what to see in this part of the world.


Le Boreal

Rating
5
Standard
Luxury
Capacity
264

Le Boreal is one of the most elegant expedition ships currently operating in Polar regions. It combines luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. It embodies Ponant’s signature and can carry up to 264 guests in 132 staterooms and suites. This magnificent yacht is a sister to Le Soleal and L’Austral and offers a welcoming intimate atmosphere.


Le Boreal from 24th November 2019 to 4th December 2019

Superior Stateroom: unavailable
Deluxe Stateroom: unavailable
Prestige Deck: £9,742.00
Deluxe Suite: £14,472.00
Prestige Deck Suite: £17,548.00
Owner’s Suite: £22,108.00

Le Boreal from 14th December 2019 to 29th December 2019

Superior Stateroom: unavailable
Deluxe Stateroom: unavailable
Prestige Deck: £12,801.00
Deluxe Suite: £18,324.00
Prestige Deck Suite: £21,256.00
Owner’s Suite: £28,108.00

Le Boreal from 8th January 2020 to 18th January 2020

Superior Stateroom: unavailable
Deluxe Stateroom: unavailable
Prestige Deck: £11,148.00
Deluxe Suite: unavailable
Prestige Deck Suite: unavailable
Owner’s Suite: £22,108.00

Le Boreal from 27th January 2020 to 6th February 2020

Superior Stateroom: unavailable
Deluxe Stateroom: unavailable
Prestige Deck: £10,671.00
Deluxe Suite: unavailable
Prestige Deck Suite: unavailable
Owner’s Suite: unavailable

Le Boreal from 6th February 2020 to 16th February 2020

Superior Stateroom: unavailable
Deluxe Stateroom: unavailable
Prestige Deck: £9,742.00
Deluxe Suite: unavailable
Prestige Deck Suite: £16,764.00
Owner’s Suite: £22,108.00

Le Boreal from 2nd December 2020 to 12th December 2020

Superior Stateroom: £7,023.00
Deluxe Stateroom: £7,483.00
Prestige Deck: £8,225.00
Deluxe Suite: £11,983.00
Prestige Deck Suite: £12,929.00
Owner’s Suite: £22,798.00

Le Boreal from 12th December 2020 to 22nd December 2020

Superior Stateroom: £7,023.00
Deluxe Stateroom: £7,483.00
Prestige Deck: £8,225.00
Deluxe Suite: £11,983.00
Prestige Deck Suite: £12,929.00
Owner’s Suite: £22,798.00

Le Boreal from 6th January 2021 to 16th January 2021

Superior Stateroom: unavailable
Deluxe Stateroom: £7,483.00
Prestige Deck: £8,225.00
Deluxe Suite: £11,983.00
Prestige Deck Suite: £12,929.00
Owner’s Suite: £22,798.00



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About Us
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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