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Roundtrip Ushuaia
9-night Antarctica – the White Continent – with Smithsonian Journeys Cruise
January 23, 2022
Ponant Cruises: L'Austral
Roundtrip Ushuaia
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9-night Antarctica – the White Continent – with Smithsonian Journeys Cruise
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Destination Arrival Departure
Ushuaia

Ushuaia 01/23/2022

Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed "El fin del mundo" by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible...,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of nature were the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with the forest by the sea.
Get to Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After the walk, learn all about this emblematic ecosystem, while you seat for a coffee and snack in a beautiful view point.
 
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
After breakfast, take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of this unique park, were the Andes are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with ocean water from the Beagle channel in pristine forests.
Arrive at Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After a warm lunch in a dome in the park your guide will provide paddling technique and safety briefing, rubber boots, over-pants and life-jackets before rowing downstream Lapataia River in comfortable inflatable canoes.
Floating at leisure down the Lapataia river will allow you explore an area seldom visited by men and concentrate on every attraction the place has to offer involving ornithology, geology, ecology and photography . After some ninety minutes of gentle paddling arrive at Lapataia Bay.
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered. Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
01/23/2022 01/23/2022
Drake Passage

Drake Passage 01/24/2022

Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The expedition leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From the ship's bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship's exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, Cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.,
01/24/2022 01/25/2022
Antarctica

Antarctica 01/26/2022

Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals, and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts. Each day, based on ice conditions, the captain and the expedition leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in a hushed and surreal atmosphere. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache, and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.,
01/26/2022 01/29/2022
Drake Passage

Drake Passage 01/30/2022

If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers, and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. Don't forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.,
01/30/2022 01/31/2022
Ushuaia

Ushuaia 02/01/2022

Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed "El fin del mundo" by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible...,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of nature were the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with the forest by the sea.
Get to Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After the walk, learn all about this emblematic ecosystem, while you seat for a coffee and snack in a beautiful view point.
 
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
After breakfast, take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of this unique park, were the Andes are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with ocean water from the Beagle channel in pristine forests.
Arrive at Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After a warm lunch in a dome in the park your guide will provide paddling technique and safety briefing, rubber boots, over-pants and life-jackets before rowing downstream Lapataia River in comfortable inflatable canoes.
Floating at leisure down the Lapataia river will allow you explore an area seldom visited by men and concentrate on every attraction the place has to offer involving ornithology, geology, ecology and photography . After some ninety minutes of gentle paddling arrive at Lapataia Bay.
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered. Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
02/01/2022 02/01/2022
Ponant Cruises: L'Austral

In May 2011, L'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L'Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a "private yacht."

You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*

*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2011
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
10944
Guests (Lowers)
264
Total Guests
264
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
139
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
132
Suites
4
Balconies
120
Ocean/River View
8
Interior
–
Accessible
3

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Oceanview

Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3) $9,830
Superior Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: SP3
  • Deck 3 - Calicut
226 sq.ft.
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi

Balcony

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL) $10,500
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: DEL
  • Deck 3 - Calicut
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4) $11,440
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR4
  • Deck 4 - Chandernagor
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5) $11,920
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR5
  • Deck 5 - Bengale
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6) $12,480
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR6
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi

Suite

Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6) $16,640
Deluxe Suite with Balcony
  • Category: DS6
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
  • Sofa
  • Armchair and pedestal table
Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5) $17,880
Prestige Suite with Balcony
  • Category: PS5
  • Deck 5 - Bengale
398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, connecting cabins available (children welcome)
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
  • Another flat-screen satellite TV
  • Sofa
  • Armchair and pedestal table
Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA) $18,730
Owner's Suite with Balcony
  • Category: SA
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6) $18,730
Prestige Suite with Balcony
  • Category: PS6
  • Deck 6 - Mahe
398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, connecting cabins available (children welcome)
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • iPod™ players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access WiFi
  • Another flat-screen satellite TV
  • Sofa
  • Armchair and pedestal table
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

 

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 7 - Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 6 - Mahe

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 5 - Bengale

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 4 - Chandernagor

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 3 - Calicut

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)
Deck 2 - Pondichery

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite with Balcony (SA)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite with Balcony (DS6)
  • Prestige Suite with Balcony (PS5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom (SP3)