12D/11N Emblematic Antarctica 12D/11N

At A Glance

A 12D polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula.

A voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. There is at least one place left on earth where you really can disconnect: Antarctica.

There is no mobile phone service. There are no town squares, no restaurants, and no tourist traps. The local “airports” are really just ice or gravel landing strips.

PONANT invites you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife.

The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythical Drake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters.

Your ship will then reach 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.

On this uninhabited land, which wasn’t explored until the 19th century, your encounters with the wildlife will no doubt be one of the highlights of your experience. The Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide you with cherished lifelong memories.

 

Destination Highlights

Antartica

  • Day 1 BUENOS AIRES (D)
    Welcome to Argentina. Meet at greet at by Ponant Representative and shuttle is provided from the airport to your hotel. Leisure time until evening.
    Meet other expedition members at dinner.
  • Day 2 USHUAIA (3hr 30mins flight) (B/L/D)
    Morning flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival at Ushuaia, free at leisure to explore
    Ushuaia or sign up for an optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Embarkation from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.
  • Day 3 & 4 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE (B/L/D)
    Get yourself familiarise with the ship your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic through lecture & expedition leader.
    Experiencing one of the most unforgettable experience crossing the “Drake
    Passage
  • Day 5 – 9 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA (B/L/D)
    Reach the mythical Antarctic Peninsula. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, and go on a zodiac adventure to discover the exceptional wildlife such as Minke whales, Humpback whales & orcas.
    Guest will also get a chance to land on this icy realm and meet with the friendly penguins, seals and elephant seals
  • Day 10 -11 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE (B/L/D)
  • Day 12 USHUAIA – BUENOS AIRES – HOME (B)
    Cruise arrive in Ushuaia. Relax and have a last stroll at Ushuaia, also best know as the ” Southern Tip of the world” the before boarding the intra-flight to Buenos Aires in the afternoon. Relax & freshen up and prepare to depart to Kuala Lumpur on evening flight or perhaps add an extra night before heading home.