Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!
Information for passengers travelling on board Le Boreal, L’Austral, Le Soleal, Le Lyrial, Le Jaques Cartier, Le Commandant Charcot, Le Champlain, Le Bellot.
We are thrilled you will be travelling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you, information to help you plan for your trip as well as some ideas on other destinations you might like to visit in South America either before or after your Antarctica cruise. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.
Arrival in Montevideo or Ushuaia
For passengers arriving into Montevideo or Ushuaia, Day One of your itinerary is embarkation day so we recommend booking your flights in the day before. Please contact your agent to discuss flight options, accommodation and touring in your arrival city.
Disembarkation in Ushuaia or Montevideo
On the day of disembarkation we highly recommend that you book your flights to depart after 12 noon. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.
Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.
International Flights to meet your cruise
International flights to join your cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements. Please see below for some suggestions on pre and post cruise itinerary options in South America.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.
Terms and Conditions
By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE to view.
International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required.
Please complete and return the form below NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.
Click on each document to download them:
The ship provides boots for loan on your polar adventure and Expedition Jacket to keep. All sizing is done on the ship.
In the evening, you are advised to dress in smart casual outfits, especially during dinners in our
restaurants where shorts and t-shirts are not permitted.
Skirt or trousers
Shirt or blouse
During our cruises, two gala evenings are organised on board. Thus, we advise you to bring one or two
Long evening gown (non-mandatory)
Jacket (not mandatory)
Tie recommended, bow tie (optional
RESOURCES & CRUISE EXTENSIONS
We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.