Christmas and New Year in Southern Lands (17 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Soléal  |  5 Reviews
Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina
Dates: 20 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
20 Dec 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
6:00 PM

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 2
21 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
22 Dec 2018
New Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
The Neck, Saunders Island, Falkland Islands, British Overseas Territory, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
DAY 4
23 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 5
24 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
25 Dec 2018
Salisbury Plain, United Kingdom
Fortuna Bay, United Kingdom
Stromness, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 7
26 Dec 2018
Saint Andrews Bay, United Kingdom
Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 8
27 Dec 2018
Gold Harbour, United Kingdom
Cooper Bay, United Kingdom

Take a seat in one of our Zodiac® dinghies and head out to explore Cooper Bay, near Gold Harbour. It was named after the first lieutenant of the famous sailor, Captain James Cook, and the bay offers a quite unexpected sight, with long basalt canyons forming high cliffs that loom over a turquoise-blue water. In the centre of the bay, a magical atmosphere reigns when just a few rays of sunshine pierce the gauzy layer formed by the morning mist. The craggy coastlines are home to colonies of macaroni penguins who pay close attention to the arrival of our tiny crafts.

DAY 9
28 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 10
29 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 11
30 Dec 2018
Weddell Sea (Cruising)
DAY 12
31 Dec 2018
Neko Harbor, Antarctica
Paradise Bay, Antarctica
DAY 13
01 Jan 2019
Pleneau Island, Antarctica
Port Charcot, Antarctica
Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica
DAY 14
02 Jan 2019
Deception Island, Antarctica
DAY 15
03 Jan 2019
Drake Passage (Cruising)
DAY 16
04 Jan 2019
Drake Passage (Cruising)
DAY 17
05 Jan 2019
Ushuaia, Argentina
7:00 AM

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.

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The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

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Shore Excursions

Salisbury Plain, United Kingdom - 25 Dec 2018

Fortuna Bay, United Kingdom - 25 Dec 2018

Stromness, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands - 25 Dec 2018

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