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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18)

Set sail with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony 'Le Lyrial,' embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the wild shores of Antarctica.

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12th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in hasbeen arranged. With its wide boulevards and classical buildings,romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax beforethis afternoon’s tour of the city’s highlights, including thePlaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, the Cabildo andthe Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive past the colorfulLa Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace of tango. Get toknow your fellow guests this evening at a welcome cocktailparty.
13th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tip ofSouth America. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the Arakur resort and,time and weather permitting, take a guided trek in the CerroAlarken Nature Reserve or simply relax with a cappuccino andenjoy the views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Later, board‘Le Lyrial’ and settle into your cabin, where you can take in viewsright from your own private balcony. Walk the decks and explorethe common spaces as you familiarize yourself with the luxurycruiser, your home for the next 15 nights at sea. You may evenwant to toast to your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.
14th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your ExpeditionTeam begins their informal series of enlightening dailydiscussions on the flora and fauna, geology and history ofthe region. These expert lectures span 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 16. 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.
15th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives at the remote Falkland Islands.Disembark to visit Port Stanley, the tiny, quaint capital with itssmall shops, brightly painted houses and friendly locals. Choosefrom one of several sightseeing excursions of Stanley, including acity highlights tour, a nature trek or an excursion by 4x4 vehiclesto visit a gentoo penguin colony. History buffs may prefer atour that visits some of the Falkland battlefields as well as thememorials to those who lost their lives in the conflict betweenBritain and Argentina in 1982.
16th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) 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.
17th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) 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. Youalso 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 on thegreat explorer’s life.
18th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) 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.
19th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsulaand a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include HalfMoon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits mayinclude Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. There are also plans tosail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, the latteroften referred to as “Kodak Alley” for its breathtaking, picture-perfectbeauty. Additional opportunities for exploration includea stop at a scientific research station. While on board ‘Le Lyrial,’look for whales and birdlife from the deck or your own privatebalcony.
20th Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) 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.
21st Dec 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) ‘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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