Antarctica Luxury Expedition | Across the Southern Ocean | Overview


Experience the ultimate Antarctica luxury expedition on a very special voyage with INCA's own lead naturalist, Richard Polatty.  Cruise in peerless comfort and style aboard the luxury polar expedition ship Le Lyrial.

This departure offers a unique opportunity for families with many special activities and science projects specially designed for kids aged 7-18. While kids are kept busy, there are plenty of activities for adults as well a wealth of public spaces to relax aboard this spacious ship, including a spa, fitness center, library, two panoramic lounges and an outdoor observation deck.

Follow the footsteps of Shackleton and chart a course to the epicenter of Antarctic wildlife. Leading experts and passionate guides will help you discover some of the world's most unspoiled wildlife and terrain.

Explore the rich biodiversity and gain a deeper understanding of the region with enriching lectures by award-winning experts including leading scientists, authors, historians and professional photographers, and of course, INCA's naturalist, Richard Polatty.

Richard has been guiding expeditions in Antarctica for over 18 years. He has been an expedition leader on four different ships and is a veteran of nearly 60 round trips to the Antarctic. Additionally, he has done research with the Antarctic Site Inventory for Oceanites (funded by the National Science Foundation).

This all-inclusive journey includes onboard gratuities, unlimited house drinks and port charges on 'Le Lyrial'.  Your flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is on a private charter.

Lead Naturalist Richard Polatty on South Georgia

Lead Naturalist Richard Polatty on South Georgia


  • One night in Buenos Aires
  • 15 unforgettable nights aboard the luxury polar expedition ship Le Lyrial
  • Special guest guide - Richard Polatty, INCA's lead naturalist, and Antarctic researcher.

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