Out In Antarctica!

January 30 - February 9, 2021

175 DAYS TO THE EVENT
OUT in Antarctica!

Out in Antarctica!

An unforgettable luxury polar expedition cruise!

There are some trips that are true bucket list vacations.   This is certainly at the top of that list!  Join us aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial ship from January 30 to February 9, 2021.

 

We are joining forces with our friends at Source Events for a hosted group of LGBTQ travelers and friends on a luxury polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctica Peninsula. (Hosted by R Family’s Gregg Kaminsky).  Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. No place on Earth compares to this vast while wilderness of elemental forces: snow, ice, water, and rock. Antarctica is simply stunning, with its surreal remoteness, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and some of the world’s most extraordinary species.

Sailing remains the most popular way to get to Antarctica, and for good reason. For purists following in Scott and Shackleton’s footsteps, or for those looking to enjoy every minute of the adventure, sailing to Antarctica is all part of the experience in the world’s last pristine wilderness. To cruise to Antarctica you will need to cross the Drake Passage, a fairly notorious stretch of water. Approximately 30% of voyages experience rough weather, however, it can also be surprisingly placid too, at which time it’s euphemistically called ‘The Drake Lake’. The reality for the majority of travelers is that it’s rarely as bad as it sounds, and it’s certainly a ‘price’ well worth paying.

 

Polar Expedition

Discover the unique concept of PONANT polar expedition cruises: explore the world’s extreme regions while enjoying luxurious comfort and service. Choosing a PONANT expedition cruise means choosing a state of mind: the alliance of elegance and authenticity, of exploration and comfort, of adventure and refinement…The comfort of your ship and your stateroom, personalized and attentive service, refined gastronomy: a very special atmosphere that we take great care to maintain. In the heart of the ice floes of the Arctic and the Antarctic, our luxurious services will ensure that your expedition cruise is an unforgettable experience.

 

PONANT Polar Specialists

With almost 20 years of experience in the extreme regions, PONANT, the world’s number one polar cruise company, is a real polar specialist. PONANT will take you to the most remote regions in total safety: our Captains and crew are professionals, specially trained to sail in icy waters. Our latest-generation fleet has the most modern technology to guarantee both your safety and respect for the regions visited. The size of our ships means we can get as close as possible to areas that are difficult to reach, offering privileged access to preserved sites. Our flexibility enables us to adapt to the surprises inherent to these expedition itineraries.

Voyage Highlights

  • Discover extraordinary landscapes in an incredible setting:  glaciers, icebergs, ice floe, and mountain ranges

  • Outings, hiking opportunities, and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides

  • Encounters with exceptional wildlife:  whales, seals, penguins, fur seals, albatrosses, and other seabirds

  • Lectures by naturalist guides covering wildlife, history, climate, environmental protection, and great explorers

 

This Expedition Includes:

  • 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 opportunity.

  • Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.

  • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains.

  • Wildlife: humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adelie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals, Weddell seals,  and numerous sea birds.

  • Educational discovery while respecting this precious natural resource.

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