On Friday evening, January 14, 2022 we received word that our Ponant cruise to Antartica onboard the L’Austral was cancelled, our ship is required to quarantine. It has been an emotionally charged weekend at our house.
The cruise line is a French company which means they are closed on weekends and holidays. There are two other sailings to Antarctica leaving this week but we may not know until Tuesday if we can be moved to those sailings.
Little statistics joke, we definitely are not using replacement as each cancelled cruise is definitely off the table. Yesterday, we completed packing our checked luggage and cold weather layers. Today, we will finish packing on carry-on items.
We are going somewhere. Hopefully this week, we just don’t know where yet! We’ve moved our COVID testing to Tuesday to ensure that we are ready to travel for either of the options available.
|Departure Date||Sail Date||Embarkation Location||Cruise Name||Ship|
|19 January 2022||21 January 2022||Ushuaia, Argentina||Emblematic Antarctica||Le Lyrial|
|22 January 2022||Punta Arenas, Chile||The Weddell Sea and Larsen Ice Shelf Antarctica||Le Commandant Charcot|
We will keep everyone posted! Fingers crossed we can get on to one of these sailings.