Antarctica is home to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife, where penguins, seals and whales are the only permanent residents.  Cruise through a paradise of ice-clad mountains, islands raucous with wild animals and walk the unique continent where penguins are curious, not afraid, and seal pups sniff at the passing feet.  An entire museum of colossal and magical ice-forms, deep blue and brilliant white, defy description and create a breathtaking backdrop.  This vast icy continent offers spectacular mountain scenery and the world’s biggest icebergs.  Seals, penguins, albatrosses, sea elephants, orcas and whales in large numbers live side by side in this grandiose white continent.






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 Le Boreal.  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, Le Boreal 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 Jan 2020

Your 12 night Antarctica cruise package includes:

  • CRUISE - 10 night luxury 5 star cruise onboard Le Boreal
  • FLIGHTS - $2000 Air Credit Per Person
  • TRANSFERS - between airport to hotel to airport in Buenos Aires (and on return)
  • HOTEL - One night Park Hyatt Buenos Aires pre cruise ( room only basis)
  • FLIGHTS -Economy class Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and return ( Special Ponant charter)
  • TRANSFERS - between airport/ship/airport in Ushuaia ( Shuttle)
  • HOTEL - One night Park Hyatt Buenos Aires on return post cruise ( room only basis)
  • HOTEL - Plus Day room at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires post cruise till departure on last day
  • FREE Chauffeur Driven Luxury Car Transfer to and from SYD/MEL/BNE airports ( up to 35kms)*


We also have a 17 Night Antarctic Package on offer

For these and other options, please contact us.

 *Conditions apply for all bookings. Subject to availability of services at time of booking. All costs AUS$ per person Twin share ( 2 persons sharing) . Or Single based on sole use. Valid for new bookings only. Valid for bookings made directly with Ultimate Cruising only. Not combinable with any other Ultimate Cruising offer, nor any other Ponant special offer. AIRCREDIT based upon booking flight services with Ultimate Cruising - AIRCREDIT is attibuted towards selected flights and flight services. Non use of aircredit allows 66% of aircredit value toward package cost. Full conditions will be sent with confirmation pack on booking

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

FREE Chauffeur Driven Luxury Car Transfer to and from SYD/MEL/BNE airports (up to 35kms)*

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Trip itinerary

Fly Syd/Mel/Bne to Buenos Aires
Overnight Hotel
Plus Luxury Car Transfer from home to airport
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

  • Tonnage
  • Crew 140
  • Capacity 264
  • Length 142M

Cruise Category

  • Boutique Style
  • Luxury Expeditions

Le Boreal

 Superior materials and a tasteful décor combine to reflect a nautical mood.  Discreet elegance of soothing tones, enlivened by splashes of red, reveal the signature theme to create personal touches in the spirit of a private yacht.