A SOUTHERN SUMMER ON ICE – Fly Cruise from Australia to Antarctica

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Soleal
Package Departs
27 Nov 2020
Package Duration
23 Nights
Embark Ship
Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembark Ship
Ushuaia, Argentina
DEL - Balcony PR4 - Balcony PR5 - Balcony DS6 - Suite
AU $22,295
per person
AU $23,935
per person
AU $24,695
per person
AU $32,225
per person

Package Duration: 21 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 27th Nov 2020 – from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
Cruise Starts: 28th Nov 2020 – from Ushuaia
Cruise Ends: 13th Dec 2020 – to Ushuaia
Package Ends: 18th Dec 2020 – in Buenos Aires
Back in Australia by: 20th Dec 2020

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Example of Cruise Highlights^
– Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
– Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection…
– Hiking opportunities (weather permitting)
– Landscapes: moors scattered with moss and lichen, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the Falkland Islands; alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia; drifting icebergs, ice floe, glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the Antarctic Peninsula.
– Wildlife: black-browed albatrosses, snowy albatrosses, Magellanic penguins, Gentoo penguins and southern rockhopper penguins in the Falkland Islands; king penguins, elephant seals, fur seals and macaroni penguins in South Georgia; humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adelie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals and Weddell seals in the Antarctic Peninsula.
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PRICES per person in AUD from:
Twin Category DEL Deluxe Balcony was $28,455 – NOW from $22,295*
Twin Category PR4 Prestige Balcony was $30,385 – NOW from $23,935*
Twin Category PR5 Prestige Balcony was $31,910 – NOW from $24,695*
Twin Category DS6 Deluxe Suite was $42,748 – NOW from $32,225*
Single Category DEL Deluxe Balcony was $51,415 – NOW from $29,415*
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A SOUTHERN SUMMER ON ICE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– Return economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Santiago and ex Ushuaia (via Buenos Aires) on return inc. taxes
– One way transfer from Santiago airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in Santiago with breakfast
– One way transfer from Santiago hotel to airport
– One way economy class airfare from Santiago to Ushuaia inc tax
– One way transfer from Ushuaia airport to port with day trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park enroute
– 15 night EXPEDITION cruise with Le Soleal round trip from Ushuaia to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands including: All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation); Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands…list available upon request); Evening entertainment and events; Room service 24h (special selection); Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team; Zodiac excursions; Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable), Port taxes plus A warm water-proof parka will be provided onboard (for adults only)
– One way transfers from Ushuaia port to airport
– Return transfer from Buenos Aires airport – hotel – airport
– 1 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires post-cruise with breakfast
– Return economy class airfare from Buenos Aires to Iguazu
– Return transfers from Iguazu airport – hotel – airport
– 2 nights accommodation at the Melia Igazu hotel^ in a Falls View Room with breakfast (or similar)
– Private full day Argentine Falls tour includes: Transportation by private car | Tour of Argentine Falls, Devil`s Throat and train | Bilingual guide (National park entrance fee and lunch are not included)
– Gran Aventura 2 hour tour: This tour offers an exciting adventure within Iguazu National Park and on the Lower Iguazu River.
Your tour is divided into 2 parts. You will begin by sailing in the semi-rigid boats to reach the bottom of San Martin, Bosetty,
Tres Mosqueteros and Devil`s Throat Canyon Falls and then travel for 3 kilometres down the river rapids to Puerto Macuco.
After this you will enjoy an 8km ride through the rainforest in a special truck, observing the waterfalls. Includes: Boat ride & Bilingual guide
– 2 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires post-Iguazu with breakfast
– FREE La Ventana Dinner and Tango show includes: Return private transfers from your hotel to La Ventana | Dinner | Show
– One way transfer from Buenos Aires hotel to airport

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (21Mar19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. All airfares/taxes are based on 2019 rates/schedules and subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once booked, all airfare and taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Visitors to the Argentina must complete an online evisa application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here (based on 30% Ponant Bonus) may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 31Jul19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. ^Iguazu hotels/tours do not include local eco tax/Np fees - this must be paid at checkin to hotel reception/at NP - cash only in local currency.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 21 Mar 2019 to 31 Jul 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
27 Nov 2020 Fly Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Santiago
27 Nov 2020 Arrive Santiago, Transfer to hotel
28 Nov 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly to Ushuaia, Tour Tierra del Fuego
28 Nov 2020 Transfer to port, embark Le Soleal cruise ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
28 Nov 2020
Ushuaia, Argentina
06:00 PM
29 Nov 2020 At sea    
30 Nov 2020
New Island, West Falkland Islands
01 Dec 2020 At sea    
02 Dec 2020 At sea    
03 Dec 2020
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
04 Dec 2020
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
05 Dec 2020
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
06 Dec 2020 At sea    
07 Dec 2020 At sea    
08 Dec 2020
Antarctic Peninsula
09 Dec 2020
Antarctic Peninsula
10 Dec 2020
Antarctic Peninsula
11 Dec 2020
Drake Passage
12 Dec 2020
Drake Passage
13 Dec 2020
Ushuaia, Argentina
07:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
13 Dec 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly to Buenos Aires, Transfer to hotel
14 Dec 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly to Iguazu, transfer to hotel
15 Dec 2020 Full day tour to Argentine side of Iguazu Falls
16 Dec 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly Iguazu to Buenos Aires
16 Dec 2020 Arrive Buenos Aires, Transfer to hotel
17 Dec 2020 Buenos Aires at leisure, Evening Dinner & Tango show
18 Dec 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly Buenos Aires to Australia
20 Dec 2020 Arrive Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Deluxe Stateroom
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
   
Deluxe Suite
   

15 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Le Soleal.

PONANT brings you a 16-day itinerary between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. An exceptional polar expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful sites of these southern lands.

You will set sail from the fascinating city of Ushuaia, which the Argentinians call El fin del mundo (the end of the world).

First, you will chart a course for the Falkland Islands, whose wild beauty and lush moors are sure to captivate you, before heading to South Georgia, its impressive glaciers and its black-sand beaches where large colonies of king penguins have taken up residence.

You will then sail to the White Continent, realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice conditions permitting, this extreme environment where nature reigns supreme will reveal to you its most beautiful secrets through numerous discoveries.

Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds: these are some of the encounters you will most likely have the chance to experience in the Antarctic Peninsula, creating indelible memories.

Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during a Zodiac® outing, you will be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ushuaia
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the “Great White“ and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible…

South Georgia
Aboard your ship, discover South Georgia, a region formed by an underwater mountain chain that extends from the Andes to the Antarctic Peninsula. All the wildlife of the Far South can be found there: king and Gentoo penguins, elephant seals, fur seals… You might get the chance to discover the majestic glaciers of Gold Harbour and the vast plains of Fortuna Bay. If you are fortunate enough to land at Salisbury Plain, you can expect a wonderful spectacle: more than 300,000 king penguins, which you will recognise by the bright orange mark on their head and neck, have taken up residence there.

Antarctic Peninsula
Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. 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. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts.

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. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.

Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. 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.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 142 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 2013
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 264
  • Officer Nationality: French
  • Ship Registration: France

Ship Amenities

  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat screen satellite Television
  • iPod Players
  • Video on Demand
  • In Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Internet Access Wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Main Lounge
  • Boutique’s
  • Medical Centre
  • Theatre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Massage Rooms
  • Hair Salon
  • Swimming Pool
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Internet Station
  • Library
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Panoramic Terrace
  • Open Air Bar
  • Sun Deck

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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