Emblematic Antarctica

January 17, 2022

We received the dreaded phone call from our Travel Agent on Friday evening around 6:30pm. Our sailing on January 23rd onboard the L’Austral was canceled due to COVID-19 onboard. We went through an awful weekend searching for alternatives leaving this week.

We found two sailings one leaving from Argentina on January 21st and the other leaving from Chile on January 22nd. Ponant was closed for the Holiday weekend. On Sunday we received a ray of hope when our travel agent texted that she would have a phone call on Monday morning. We are 3 of 10 passengers that were able to reschedule to the sailing on January 21, 2022 onboard the Le Lyrial.

Le Lyrial from Ponant Website
ThursdayArrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
FridayTransfer to Ushuaia, Argentina
SaturdayCrossing the Drake Passage
SundayCrossing the Drake Passage
MondayAntarctic Peninsula
TuesdayAntarctic Peninsula
WednesdayAntarctic Peninsula
ThursdayAntarctic Peninsula
FridayAntarctic Peninsula
SaturdayCrossing the Drake Passage
SundayCrossing the Drake Passage
MondayTransfer to Buenos Aires, Argentina

This sailing is not a part of the Smithsonian Journeys series as a result the geologist and astrophysicist will not be onboard. We will have naturalists onboard with various lectures in addition to excursions.