The Great Adventure: Antarctica
Cruise aboard the sleek and stylish L'Austral or Le Lyrial on a 17-day expedition cruise into the heart of the White Continent.
Following in the footsteps of great explorers, like Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, Ernest Shackleton, you will explore both South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Onboard enjoy your well appointed cabin, fine dining and educational lectures as you sail to Antarctica. Spend days exploring on foot and by zodiac, hike in Antarctica, perhaps kayak or take a polar plunge. Your days will be filled with activity and adventure. Wildlifeabounds; humpback whales, Gentoo penguins, Adélie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals and Weddell seals in the Antarctic Peninsula; king penguins, elephant seals, fur seals and macaroni penguins in South Georgia.
Visit South Georgia, with its awe inspiring glaciers and beaches teeming with king penguins and elephants seals. Perhaps call in at Salisbury Plain, home to more than 300,000 king penguins. You will be relaxing and reminiscing all the way to home ....and for many more years to come!
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Follow the footsteps some great explorers, however do so in comfort onboard you luxury vessel, explore both the Antarctica Peninsula and South Georgia in just 17 days.
Plenty of amazing wildlife spotting opportunities - including the beaches of South Georgia teeming with king penguins!
“During your cruise try to get up early to experience the morning atmosphere, stand outside if decks are open, quite often you may be the only one there.” Pia, Team Viva