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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17)

Embark on a luxurious, panoramic expedition across the Southern Ocean, stopping at wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the vast, wild shores of Antarctica.

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13th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-inhas been arranged. With its wide boulevards and classicalbuildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all itsown. Relax before this afternoon’s tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, theCabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive pastthe colorful La Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace oftango. Get to know your fellow guests this evening at a welcomecocktail party.
14th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tip ofSouth America. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the Arakur resortand, time and weather permitting, take a guided trek in theCerro Alarken Nature Reserve or simply relax with a cappuccinoand enjoy the views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Later,board ‘Le Lyrial’ and settle into your cabin, where you can takein views right from your own private balcony. Walk the decksand explore the common spaces as you familiarize yourself withthe luxury cruiser, your home for the next 15 nights at sea. Youmay even want to toast to your journey in the bar with your fellowguests.
15th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your expertlecturers begin their informal series of enlightening, dailydiscussions on the flora, fauna, geology and history of theregion. In the past, lectures have covered diverse topics such asseabirds and penguins of the Southern Ocean, the formation ofsea ice over thousands of years, and personal accounts of livingand working in Antarctica. While a professional photographyenrichment coach is on hand to assist with questions, enthusiastswill especially enjoy A&K’s dedicated Photography Expeditiondeparting January 17. The cool waters in these parts are rich inkrill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching forfood. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species ofwhales and seabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck.
16th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives at the remote Falkland Islands.Disembark to visit Port Stanley, the tiny, quaint capital withits small shops, brightly painted houses and friendly locals.Choose from one of several sightseeing excursions of Stanley,including a city highlights tour, a nature trek or an excursionby 4x4 vehicles to visit a gentoo penguin colony. History buffsmay prefer a tour that visits some of the Falkland battlefields aswell as the memorials to those who lost their lives in the conflictbetween Britain and Argentina in 1982.
17th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) As you approach South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whalesand other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruisingis once again filled with informative lectures and casual talkswith your guides. Scan the seas to spot marine mammals andseabirds, as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past theislands of Shag Rocks.
18th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andesmountain range, and your days here are spent exploring itsglacier-carved coves and rugged shores. Visit Salisbury Plain,St. Andrews Bay or Gold Harbour, all home to vast colonies ofking penguins as well as fur and Southern elephant seals. You also have the opportunity to retrace part of the route taken byErnest Shackleton during his historic crossing of South Georgiain 1916. Weather permitting, you may visit his gravesite inGrytviken alongside your onboard historian, an expert onthe great explorer’s life.
19th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marinemammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap youradventures in South Georgia. They also share more enrichinglectures, revealing more of what is to come on the SeventhContinent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabitsthis dramatic environment.
20th Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the AntarcticPeninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which mayinclude Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possibleisland visits may include Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. Thereare also plans to sail through Paradise Bay and the LemaireChannel, the latter often referred to as “Kodak Alley” for itsbreathtaking, picture-perfect beauty. Additional opportunitiesfor exploration include a stop at a scientific research station.While on board ‘Le Lyrial,’ look for whales and birdlife fromthe deck or your own private balcony.
21st Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia throughthe Drake Passage, where you find more opportunities toobserve marine and birdlife. Reflect on your incredible journeywith fellow guests and new friends.
22nd Dec 2016
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2016-17) ‘Le Lyrial’ docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfast,and then say goodbye to your Expedition Team and ship’s crewbefore disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your returnflight to Buenos Aires, where you connect to your internationalflight home.

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Embark on a luxurious, panoramic expedition across the Southern Ocean, stopping at wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the vast, wild shores of Antarctica.

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