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Historic Antarctica

During a 15-day cruise to Antarctica follow in the footsteps of the pioneers who set out to conquer the last territories of the far south.

Leaving from Montevideo, you will set sail aboard Le Lyrial for a brand new itinerary combining two emblematic regions: The Falkland Islands and the unmissable Antarctic Peninsula.

Discovered by a Spanish expedition at the beginning of the 16th Century, The Falkland Islands will enchant you with their unique panoramas of undulating hillsides and lush green moors. Offering a fascinating panoply of wildlife, the islands have the largest population of black-browed albatrosses in the world.

You will continue this Expedition cruise with the discovery of the magnificent landscapes of the Peninsula. Between vast expanses of ice floes, tabular icebergs and snow-capped peaks, you will be able to admire the captivating polar desert, home to penguins, rorquals, humpback whales and seabirds.

You will also visit Elephant Island, the mountainous island covered in ice on which the crew of the Endurance, led by Ernest Shackleton, managed to survive for 129 days in 1916.

Before reaching Ushuaia, you will call at Deception Island. Nestled at the heart of the South Shetland Islands, this volcanic outcrop with its beaches of black sand contains the remains of the abandoned huts of former whaling stations.

Please note: Your program includes a flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires in economy class; transfer pier/airport.
19 November, 2017 to 03 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Historic Antarctica, departing on 19 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Superior Stateroom £ 7155 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
8 superior staterooms of 226 sq.ft.located on Deck 3. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
DeLuxe Stateroom £ 8393 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 28 Deluxe Staterooms of 200 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4 £ 9326 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 72 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony of which 22 are convertibles in 11 Prestige Suites. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5 £ 9760 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 72 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony of which 22 are convertibles in 11 Prestige Suites. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6 £ 10223 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) 72 Prestige Staterooms with private balcony of which 22 are convertibles in 11 Prestige Suites. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Deluxe Suite £ 13962 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony) On Deck 6 you will find 3 Deluxe Suites with private balcony. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table
Prestige Suite - Deck 5 £ 16354 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony) 11 Prestige Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Shower, Minibar, Flat screen, satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Armchair & Pedestal table
Privilege Suite £ 17141 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony) 7 Privilege Suites with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower and Bathtube, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet acces wifi
Grand Deluxe Suite £ 19623 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(484 sq.ft. + 96 sq.ft. private balcony) 1 Grand Deluxe Suite of 484 sq.ft.with private balcony. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower and Bathtube/Jacuzzi, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Grand Privilege Suite £ 21526 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
Grand Privilege Suite with private balcony will provide you a sea with in total discretion. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, Shower and Bathtube, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi
Owners suite £ 22155 GBP pp (+ Safety, Port & Airport Taxes 1064 AUD pp)
(592 sq.ft + 129 sq.ft. private balcony) The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtakting panoramic sea view. AMENITIES: Individually-controlled air-conditioning, Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome), Bathtub/Jacuzzi and shower, Minibar, Flat screen satellite TV, Desk with stationery, IpodTM players, Video on demand, Safe, Hairdryer, Bath robes, Satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volts outlet, French bath products, 24hr room service, Internet access wifi, Another Flat screen satellite TV, Sofa, Table with 4 chairs, Armchair & Pedestal table

Historic Antarctica itinerary:

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Day 1 - Montevideo (Uruguay)
Perched on the far southern tip of Uruguay , Montevideo is a white city, and one of the loveliest capital cities of South America. Come and admire the beautiful historical remains dating from Spanish rule; you’ll find the most interesting within the Cuidad Vieja, formerly fortified, its old town dates from the 18th century. The best preserved are the cathedral and the former governmental palace of the Cabildo, both listed historical monuments. In the crook of a vast blue bay, the city is also blessed with beautiful beaches.
Days 2 & 3 - At Sea
Day 4 - Camarones (Argentina)
Day 5 - At Sea
Day 6 - Saunders Island (Falklands)
Day 7 - Barren Island (Falklands)
Day 8 - At Sea
Day 9 - Elephant Island (Antarctica)
Day 10 - Weddell Sea
Day 11 - Cuverville / Cierva Cove (Antarctica)
Day 12 - Deception Island (Antarctica)
Day 13 - Half Moon Island
Days 14 & 15 - Ushuaia (Argentina)
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel, at the country’s southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park. A cruise in Ushuaia Bay is a perfect way to do some sea lion and Magellanic penguin spotting.
Please Note:
Due to the exceptional nature of this itinerary, the calls/sites listed are only a guide. The final route will be confirmed by the ship’s Captain with priority being given to passenger safety. Pack ice may also force the Captain to change course at the last minute. His decision will be based on advice from expert pilots who are present on board during our cruise.

Historic Antarctica reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
Due to the exceptional nature of this itinerary, the calls/sites listed are only a guide. The final route will be confirmed by the ship’s Captain with priority being given to passenger safety. Pack ice may also force the Captain to change course at the last minute. His decision will be based on advice from expert pilots who are present on board during our cruise.
Days 14 & 15 - Ushuaia (Argentina) *
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel, at the country’s southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park. A cruise in Ushuaia Bay is a perfect way to do some sea lion and Magellanic penguin spotting.
Day 13 - Half Moon Island *
Day 12 - Deception Island (Antarctica) *
Day 11 - Cuverville / Cierva Cove (Antarctica) *
Day 10 - Weddell Sea *
Day 9 - Elephant Island (Antarctica) *
Day 8 - At Sea *
Day 7 - Barren Island (Falklands) *
Day 6 - Saunders Island (Falklands) *
Day 5 - At Sea *
Day 4 - Camarones (Argentina) *
Days 2 & 3 - At Sea *
Day 1 - Montevideo (Uruguay) *
Perched on the far southern tip of Uruguay , Montevideo is a white city, and one of the loveliest capital cities of South America. Come and admire the beautiful historical remains dating from Spanish rule; you’ll find the most interesting within the Cuidad Vieja, formerly fortified, its old town dates from the 18th century. The best preserved are the cathedral and the former governmental palace of the Cabildo, both listed historical monuments. In the crook of a vast blue bay, the city is also blessed with beautiful beaches.
* = Indicative
Map for Historic Antarctica
Le Lyrial, the ship servicing Historic Antarctica

Le Lyrial

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 142 metres

Passenger Capacity: 224

Launched: 2015

A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made our sisterships such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 122 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, will join our fleet in April 2015. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the our destinations and the blue light of the Vega star in the Lyra constellation. The result is a subtle variation around a palette of blues, ranging from the  luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in  Mediterranean coves

A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat’s hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

   

Cabin layout for Le Lyrial
• Outings and shore visits in a Zodiac® with a team of experienced naturalist guides.

• Possibility of hikes.

• Landscapes: vast moors dotted with moss and lichen in the Falkland Islands.

• Wildlife: Magellanic penguins and Commerson’s dolphins in the Falkland Islands. Gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins in the Peninsula.

• Port of call at Camarones in Argentina and visit of a penguin colony.
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