Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Emblematic Antarctica Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day luxury voyage to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Cross the mythical Drake Passage, escorted by albatrosses and cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Explore the White Continent, realm of the unexpected, for 5 days. Weather and ice conditions permitting, this extreme environment where nature reigns supreme will reveal its most beautiful secrets through numerous discoveries.

On this uninhabited land, which wasn’t explored until the 19th century, encounters with the wildlife will no doubt be a highlight. The gentoo, adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide cherished lifelong memories. Each day, whether on land, aboard the ship or during a Zodiac outing, be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers. On this breathtaking voyage, succumb to enchanting landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife.

The 12-day Antarctica: The White Continent itinerary follows the same route as the main itinerary, but is tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. These Ponant voyages in alliance with Smithsonian Journeys voyages uniquely include transfers to and from the ship on embarkation and disembarkation days, talks and discussions aboard ship by world-class experts from Smithsonian Journeys, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the local environment and culture. Look for the themed icon in the Rates and Dates table below.

Three sister ships cruise the icy waters of Antarctica on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition: L’Austral, Le Boreal and Le Lyrial. Travel the Antarctic waters in style aboard these luxury French expedition ships that offer refined and attentive service, a plethora of onboard activities and unrivaled elegance. Appreciate understated sophistication, an international feel and top-notch guides aboard these ships with up to 200 guests aboard their luxury Antarctica cruises.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises and trips to Antarctica.