The Luxury The lesser-known Marseilles-based cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant has been drawing adventure-seeking Europeans for over 20 years, is now making waves among U.S. travelers. This winter, the intimate 200-passenger vessel, Le Diamant will be gliding through the majestic waters of Antarctica on a 10-night voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina. In addition to navigating the Brown Bluff, Drake Passage, and Paradise Bay, this unforgettable journey will take passengers to Deception Island, and other remote ports of call for a rare opportunity to witness penguin colonies in their natural habitat. During the time at sea, enjoy the ships intimate setting by relaxing in the library and observation lounge, or dining on exquisite French cuisine.
The Value Save $750 on any of the three sailing dates for the Antarctica, Land of the Extremes voyage (January 23, February 2 and 10) and receive a $70 onboard credit, plus two children cruise for free. Mention Shermans Travel when booking and receive an additional $30 onboard credit. Berths start from $3,325.
The Catch Airfare to and from Argentina is not included.
The Details 305-398-4970, www.ponant.com
From the 2009 Smart Luxury Awards issue of Shermans Travel magazine.