Ponant Antartica Cruise

2018-19 Antarctica Voyages with Exclusive Offer from Chimu

Discovering Antarctica on a luxury expedition ship is by far an experience you will never forget. Not only will you enjoy and relax in ultimate comfort, you will also be able to step ashore on the spectacular white continent. Witness glaciers and mountain ranges like never before and be amazed by the abundance of wildlife. The combination of this spectacular continent with the luxury on board is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

In Neko Harbour, a magnificent bay surrounded by mountains and ice, you will perhaps be lucky enough to see seals, whales, leopard seals and gentoo penguins.

On Pleneau Island, you’ll be amused by the original gait of the gentoo penguins going about their daily lives with a backdrop of magnificent icebergs. Don’t miss out on the visit to nearby Port Charcot. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the famous French explorer who led many polar expeditions at the beginning of the 20th century, gave this name to the island as a tribute to his father.

Your ship will then head north before arriving on the volcanic Deception Island, which was long an emblematic whaling site. Its sheltered bay also served as a refuge for sailors during heavy storms.

Before you return to UshuaiaL’Austral will clear a path through the impressive tabletop icebergs of the Weddell Sea, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your Antarctic crossing.

Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Book 2018-19 Ponant voyage to Antarctica with Chimu and receive a FREE 4 day Buenos Aires Deluxe Stopover Package (staying at the Sofitel Buenos Aires) valued at AU$3,000* per couple.

Buenos Aires Stopover Package

Take a stopover in Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of the South’ on this four-day discovery of Buenos Aires. Arrive in the city and absorb the fusion of European elegance and Latin energy. The next day, take a guided tour and delve into the history as you visit Mayo Square, San Telmo, and the resting place of Eva Peron. As evening draws close, experience tango in its birthplace as you are treated to dinner and a show. Finally, take a break from the city on a countryside tour to San Antonio de Areco where you can experience authentic ranch life.

Buenos Aires Stopover Package includes:

  • 3 nights at Sotifel Buenos Aires
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Buenos Aires half day city tour
  • El Querandi Tango Evening Show & Dinner
  • Full day Ranch & Countryside tour


The 11 day Emblematic Antarctica cruise starts from $11,600* per person.


Terms and conditions: *Prices are per person, twin share in AUD.  Valid for new bookings made before 31 October 2018. Prices advertised are Ushuaia to Ushuaia, and the charter flight BUE-USH-BUE can be added for an additional fee of $1,620 per person.  General: Prices correct from publication but is subject to change at the discretion of the tour operator and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. All offers and prices are subject to availability and can change without notice. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Travel Partners Australia reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. ff681d


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