Across the Southern Ocean with Richard Polatty | Overview


Experience the ultimate Antarctica luxury expedition on a very special voyage. INCA's own lead naturalist, Richard Polatty will host an exclusive select group of INCA guests on an Abercrombie & Kent cruise aboard the luxury polar expedition ship Le Lyrial.

Boasting spacious staterooms with private balconies, Le Lyrial is the ultimate in comfort and style. There are 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.

 INCA Lead Naturalist, Richard Polatty

INCA Lead Naturalist, Richard Polatty


  • Two nights in Buenos Aires
  • Included choice of activities 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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