10 Night Expedition Cruise Includes:
  • All meals and beverages aboard Ponant's "L'Austral"
  • Zodiac Excursions with experienced naturalists
  • Charter flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and return

Ready your camera for this unforgettable Ponant Cruises' Emblematic Antarctica luxury expedition voyage! 

Prior to your flight to Ushuaia you may have a chance to take in Buenos Aires with the opportunity to explore this vibrant city that’s never seems to sleep.  Alive with a Latin passion that dances a tantalising tango, Buenos Aires will cast her spell on you!  Explore the streets lined with beautiful buildings reminiscent of European architecture, enjoy a meal at one of the many steakhouses or dance the night away.

Then your luxury package begins, you board your flight to Ushuaia from Argentina in time for embarkation when you’ll be welcomed aboard Ponant Cruises’ elegant and luxurious L’Austral.  Effortlessly combining French chic with casual, you’ll want for nothing whilst on board, yet feel completely comfortable.

Taking you to the heart of Antarctica, L’Austral will allow you to get up close to Antarctica’s incredible wildlife where you may be lucky enough to see Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins, whales, seals, leopard seals and numerous sea birds.  As you head into Neko Harbour, you can’t help but marvel at this magnificent bay surrounded by mountains and ice.  This is Antarctica – a world away from mobile phones, traffic jams and daily chaos!

Here, you’ll have time to admire the drifting icebergs, ice floe (or pack ice), calving of imposing icebergs and tall snowy mountains and follow in the footsteps of the great explorers.  Enjoy the antics of the penguins as they go about their daily lives and learn about the history of the whaling stations and the sailors of yesteryear.  You’ll appreciate the resilience and incredible seamanship of the early explorers who navigated these waters without modern technology.

With on-board experts and specialised Zodiac excursions, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn about this incredible continent and her flora and fauna, before returning to the luxury and comfort of your ship each day where you can expect exceptional facilities, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service.


Departing Buenos Aires 7 Feb 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Your 10 night Antarctica cruise package includes:

  • 10 night luxury 5 star cruise onboard L'Austral
  • All Meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
  • Captains Welcome Cocktail and Gala dinner
  • Mineral Water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white red and Rose wines offered during meals, afternoon tea
  • Evening Entertainment and Events
  • Room Service 24hr (Special Selection)
  • Access fees to protected areas
  • Luggage transfers from Pier to ship and vice versa. 

 For other options, please contact us.


Cruise Category
  • Luxury Expedition
  • Soft Adventure
  • All meals
  • Boutique &/or Salon
  • On-Board Lecturer
  • Pool &/or Spa
  • Shore Excursions
Bonus Offer

Includes complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to and from your nearest international airport (within 35km)

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Trip itinerary

Arrive Buenos Aires
Overnight Hotel
Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
Charter flight to Ushuaia
Embark L'Austral
Drake Passage
Neko Harbour/ Paradise Bay
Pleneau Island/ Port Charcot
Port Lockroy
Deception Island
Weddell Sea
Drake Passage
Ushuaia-Buenos Aires
Charter flight to Buenos Aires

Technical Details

  • Built Date 2011
  • Crew 140
  • Capacity 264
  • Length 142M

Cruise Category

  • Boutique Style
  • Luxury Expeditions


 This mega-yacht is the result of an Italian shipyard and French sophistication.  Large arched windows open up to the sea and the light.  Precious materials and a discreet elegance combine for a perfect balance between chic and casual.