UNBELIEVABLE VALUE FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS! 17 NOVEMBER 2020 • 12 DAY ANTARCTIC LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISE & STAY • Onboard Le Soléal

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    Single price per person  from:

    Superior Stateroom  –  SOLD OUT

    Deluxe Stateroom  –  $13,540

    Prestige Stateroom (Deck 4) – $14,840

    Suite  –  $21,460

    InclusionsImage result for le soleal ship interior"

    • 1 night accommodation in a 4* hotel the night before embarkation
    • Early check-in available from late morning
    • Return flight Santiago / Ushuaia / Santiago selected by PONANT, in economy class.
    • Services of local guides, in Ushuaia.
    • Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package
    • Transfers as mentioned in the programme

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    • International return flights from Australia – please advise if you wish us to book these for you

    • Transfer between airport and hotel in Santiago, the day before embarkation
    • Tips for the local guide
    • Personal expenses / Travel Insurance
    • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme
    • Onboard gratuities (if you wish to do so, this is optional)

    *Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person single basis from amount. All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Please note that prices shown are not shown in real time.  All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Current cruise pricing is based on allocated stateroom availability, once these cabins are sold the pricing will be adjusted at a higher rate. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here (as from 05 Feb 2020) may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. 

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    17 Nov 2020: SANTIAGO

    The day before embarkation you will be met and greeted at your hotel by a Ponant local representative. Check-in from late morning. Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner, overnight at the hotel.

    18 Nov 2020: SANTIAGO TO USHUAIA

    Embarkation Day: An early morning breakfast will be served before leaving to the airport for you flight Santiago / Ushuaia. Transfer to the airport. Flight Santiago / Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class. Approximate flight duration: 3 hours, 30 min. Meet and greet at the airport (English-speaking assistance).

    Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent 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.

    Depending on your choice made when booking your cruise (options not combinable):

    You will be transferred to a restaurant for lunch.

    OR

    When booking the cruise, guests willing to visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park will be able to sign up for an optional group excursion, with extra cost ($380 per person twin share or $500 for single). If you decide to do so, please note that immediately upon arrival at Ushuaia airport, you will leave towards the Park where you will have lunch before starting the tour (lunch will be servied in a local restaurant within the Park).

    Tierra del Fuego National Park – Created in 1960, the park which covers 63 000 hectares (155 670 acres) is located in the south west of the Tierra del Fuego Province on the Beagle Canal. One of his entries stands slightly over 6 miles from Ushuaia. Mountainous landscapes, lagoons, bogs, and rivers draw a picturesque scenery reinforced by the southern position of the park itself. The Darwin Mountains, which represent the southern part of the Andes Mountains are mainly responsible for such landscape. The Park is only partly accessible to the public and this tour will provide you with the opportunity to discover the local flora and sub-Antarctic landscapes. If you get lucky, you may encounter beavers, dams, birds, wild orchids, etc… This is a true paradise for Nature Lovers! At the end of your visit, you will return to Ushuaia and the port, for embarkation on your vessel – boarding between 4pm – 5pm, embarkation time 6pm.

    (Please note that the Tierra del Fuego excursion is subject to a minimum of participants: if this number is not reached, the operator will not be able to guarantee the departure – In this case, you will be given the option to join the “Lunch in Ushuaia” programme.)

    19 Nov 2020: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGEImage result for le soleal ship interior"

    Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The Expedition Leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From the ship’s bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.

    21 – 25 NOV 2020: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    To learn more about ecosystems, fauna and landscapes in Antarctic regions, go to the section “Discover Antarctica” of your cruise.

    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.

    26 – 27 NOV 2020: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGEImage result for le soleal ship interior"

    If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. Don’t forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.

    28 NOV 2020: USHUAIA – SANTIAGO

    Arrive early morning, disembarkation from 8am. 

    Fly to Santiago today (flight included) for your return flight home (flight not included) or extend your stay – we can assist with your future travel arrangements.