VACAYA’S 2022 ANTARCTICA CRUISE HAS SOLD OUT!

This history-making cruise to Antarctica continues to break records as the fastest selling VACAYA cruise of all time… completely SOLD OUT in JUST 10 DAYS!

If you’d like to put your name on our waitlist for Antarctica, please follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. If you don’t yet have a profile in our booking system, set one up HERE.
  2. Once your profile has been completed, email info@myvacaya.com and provide us with the following information: full name, phone number, email address, type of room(s) you’re looking for

Once on the list, we’ll reach out to you in the order your name appears on our waitlist if a room that fits your request becomes available. 

If you didn’t get one of the rooms on Antarctica and are still looking for a first-of-its-kind high-end luxury adventure, VACAYA will be circumnavigating Iceland with PONANT roundtrip from Reykjavík Sept 3-10, 2021. There are a handful of great rooms and suites still available. Explore our 5-star Iceland Cruise HERE.

With consumers’ pent-up appetite for travel reaching a fevered pitch, we advise that you book as early as you can for all of our trips. We’ve seen a tenfold increase in bookings over the last two months as news – both political and medical – continues to improve. We certainly don’t want you to miss out on another VACAYA adventure! With trips to Ptown, Mexico, New Orleans, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica all ready for you, there’s sure to be one that fits both your calendar and your budget.

Congratulations to all those who managed to scoop up a room on our Antarctica Cruise. We can’t wait to welcome you on this truly epic adventure!

 


 

A Once-in-a-Lifetime All-LGBT+ Luxury Adventure to the End of the Earth!

The most remote continent on Earth is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve seen on previous travels, Antarctica is different from every other destination on the planet. Here, in the midst of the great Southern Ocean, you’ll find nature at its most magnificent. Make history with VACAYA yet again as we host the first all-LGBT+ full-ship charter to Antarctica on the most thrilling journey of all time! We’re sailing one of the world’s most luxurious expedition ships – Le Boreal from Ponant, which provides the perfect home-away-from-home for 10 adventure-filled days and nights in Antarctica. And YES… there are multiple daily landings on the continent via Zodiac®, so you’ll have the chance to hike, kayak, mix and mingle with penguins, and explore this new universe up close and personal!  

For those who’ve traveled all over the world but are still missing this elusive final continent, this is your chance to add #7 to the list!


 

Don’t see your first choice in room category?
Upgrades that become available will be prioritized to guests who’ve already booked their second choice.

trip highlights

Breathtaking Landscapes

Astonishing Wildlife

Passionate Nature Experts

An Explosion of Whites, Blues, and Turquoise

Cherished Lifelong Memories

Day 1 | Dec 6 | Arrive in Buenos Aires
Day 2 | Dec 7 | Flight to Ushuaia | Embark @ 5pm
Day 3 | Dec 8 | Drake Passage Crossing
Day 4 | Dec 9 | Drake Passage Crossing
Day 5 | Dec 10 | Antarctic Peninsula
Day 6 | Dec 11 | Antarctic Peninsula

Day 7 | Dec 12 | Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8 | Dec 13 | Antarctic Peninsula
Day 9 | Dec 14 | Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 | Dec 15 | Drake Passage Crossing
Day 11 | Dec 16 | Drake Passage Crossing
Day 12 | Dec 17 | Disembark 8am | Flight to Buenos Aires

DAY 1
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2022
ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES

Our adventure starts with an overnight in one of the greatest cities in the world, Buenos Aires, Argentina! Tonight’s 4-star hotel is part of your package and the night is all yours to mix and mingle with fellow guests as we all prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!

DAY 2
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS – FLIGHT TO USHUAIA
BOARDING 5PM
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS – FLIGHT TO USHUAIA

This morning, we all fly together from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (flight included with your purchase), where we’ll board Le Boreal. Settle in and get ready for two extraordinary days crossing the Drake Passage. Seafarers have navigated these tricky waters for centuries and now you’ll follow in their footsteps as we make our way to the Antarctic Peninsula.

DAY 3
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022
OUR FIRST SEA DAY – THE DRAKE CROSSING
OUR FIRST SEA DAY – THE DRAKE CROSSING

Will we have the Drake Lake or the Drake Quake today? Only time (and sea conditions) will tell. But either way, today will be all about enjoying our ship, fellow adventurers, and preparing for our first steps on the continent.

DAY 4
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022
TRAVELING WITH RESPONSIBILITY
TRAVELING WITH RESPONSIBILITY

Today, our Antarctic Expedition Team will lead in-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology, and culture to provide context to our voyage and help us understand the unique destination we’re about to experience. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible. We’re getting close now and both the sea and the sky will change dramatically. Icebergs – both large and small – begin to appear and if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see lenticular clouds, which are only seen with any regularity over Antarctica and are a true otherworldly sight to behold.

DAY 5
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

So few people have had the opportunity to actually walk on Antarctica. Today, you make history by becoming one of the lucky few who’ve had the chance to explore this land of extremes. Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your encounters with the huge colonies of penguins.

DAY 6
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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’ll find yourself surrounded in spectacular shades of blue and white, with exceptional wildlife all around you. Penguins, humpback whales, seals, and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas.

DAY 7
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Le Boreal’s Captain decides where we go today. No matter where we land, you’re sure to see sights you’ve never seen before, and there’s no more humbling a feeling than that. Think about this for one second… at times, you will be the first man, woman, or non-binary person in history to walk on that bit of earth. How’s that for life changing?

DAY 8
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced Captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for our adventure.

DAY 9
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022
OUR FINAL DAY IN ANTARCTICA
OUR FINAL DAY IN ANTARCTICA

Your entire view of our planet and of your place on it will have evolved completely by this day. Take in the wonder and the incredible beauty one last time. If we’re lucky, perhaps we’ll get the chance to visit the Penguin Post Office in Port Lockroy, Antarctica today. It was built back in 1944 and hasn’t changed much since. This is an actual working Post Office where you very well might be able to send truly unique postcards to friends and family from the bottom of the earth!

DAY 10
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
WE BEGIN THE JOURNEY HOME
WE BEGIN THE JOURNEY HOME

After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilization. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun onboard, or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow our ship.

DAY 11
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022
NAVIGATING THE DRAKE
NAVIGATING THE DRAKE

After 10 days of adventure, you’ll have stories and memories that’ll last a lifetime. Today is our last full day together, so make the most of it no matter where the day takes you.

DAY 12
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022
ARRIVAL IN USHUAIA, ARGENTINA
DISEMBARK 8AM
ARRIVAL IN USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

Today, our journey together comes to an end as we all fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires’ National Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP, flight included). From there, there’s no telling where you’ll go! Buenos Aires is one of the world’s great cities and it’s a warm summer weekend! We highly recommend staying a few extra days to explore on your own.

GET TO KNOW LE BOREAL

Le Boreal is one of the most luxurious expedition ships on the planet – a 5-star, perfectly-appointed vessel made for kings and queens and queens. Subtly combining luxury, intimacy, and serene well-being, Le Boreal has been designed to offer her guests both moments of conviviality and spaces conducive to peaceful tranquility and a sense of escape and getting away from it all. She is exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages to Antarctica.

With a maximum capacity of 200 passengers, Le Boreal will allow us to explore this virtually untouched land rich in wildlife in small, intimate groups, all in an atmosphere of undeniable luxury and casual elegance.

Ship Highlights
Magnificent
Luxury on the
5-Star Le Boreal
Marina
Marina
(Deck 2) – Each of our landings on Antarctica will start and end here, on the ship’s platform that enables easy access to the Zodiac® outings with our Expedition Team.
LA LICORNE GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
LA LICORNE GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
(Deck 2) Located aft, prepare to indulge in the very best of French and international cuisine.
MAIN LOUNGE
MAIN LOUNGE
(Deck 3) A perfect place to relax during the day and join VACAYA Piano Bar Sing-Alongs at night.
EXCURSION DESK
EXCURSION DESK
(Deck 3) Find information and book optional excursions (like the optional Sea Kayak adventure for 350 Euro) and activities.
THEATER
THEATER
(Deck 4) Both Ponant and VACAYA entertainers bring this beautiful venue roaring to life.
GYM
GYM
(Deck 5) The ship features a well-equipped gym with panoramic ocean views.
HAMMAM
HAMMAM
(Deck 5) Relax those muscles with a massage or in the thermal sauna with friends.
POOL
POOL
(Deck 6) Who’ll brave a dip in the ship’s pool? If you’re not that adventurous, there’s plenty of comfortable seating around to watch all the antics.
LA BOUSSOLE GRILL RESTAURANT
LA BOUSSOLE GRILL RESTAURANT
(Deck 6) Enjoy breakfasts, buffet lunches, and themed dinners in a relaxed atmosphere here.
PANORAMIC LOUNGE & LIBRARY
PANORAMIC LOUNGE & LIBRARY
(Deck 6) You’ll spend lots of time on the upper decks as you view in awe all that surrounds us. There’s also a fantastic Library here with myriad books about Antarctica.

Don’t miss out on the voyage of a lifetime. You know what to do…

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