Embark on an Epic Journey to the Farthest Reaches of the Globe
New Adventures in the Arctic and Antarctica aboard ‘Le Boreal’ with Abercrombie & Kent
When making the decision to go to the ends of the earth, whether it’s the remote islands of the Arctic or the White Continent’s farthest corners, travellers often must choose between a stylish luxury and a more in-depth educational adventure. But Abercrombie & Kent combines the best of both worlds with expeditions led by a world-renowned team of research scientists and naturalists on board luxury cruiser ‘Le Boreal,’ one of the newest and most technically advanced ships sailing polar waters.
Introducing the Great White North
Explore the Arctic in search of the world’s greatest land predator, the threatened polar bear, still found here. There is also a longstanding human history in these lands, along with some of the most beguiling and otherworldly scenery, lit by the Midnight sun.
Arctic Cruise Norway: Polar Bears & the Midnight Sun (July 29-August 9, 2014)
Journey from the northern shores of Norway to the Svalbard Archipelago and Spitsbergen in search of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife such as walruses, whales and abundant birdlife. Witness spectacular phenomena such as the midnight sun. Go on tundra hikes and discover the lively coastal city of Tromsø. Climate change expert Dr. James McClintock shares his insights into this fragile ecosystem. 12 days from $8,995 (when booked by November 30, 2013).
Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (August 7-21, 2014)
Stunning wildlife, geological features and history – take it all in on this comprehensive voyage. Discover polar bears in their natural habitat on the Svalbard archipelago, then venture to the fjords of the rarely-visited east coast of Greenland, as well as Iceland, to see stunning glaciers, extinct volcanoes and one of its earliest villages. Visit one of the world’s foremost whale research centers, supported by A&K Philanthropy.15 days from $11,995 (when booked by November 30, 2013).
Antarctica: Continent of Spectacular Glaciers
A true destination of a lifetime, Antarctica is a place that surpasses the imagination. Pristine glaciers float in a sea that stretches infinitely in all directions, while the rich blue waters cloak a variety of life actually greater than the Galápagos Islands.
Explore the best of the Antarctic Peninsula: vast penguin and seabird colonies, dramatic icebergs and calving glaciers, on this quintessential two-week A&K journey. 12 days from $9,995 (when booked by February 28, 2014)
Fighting Climate Change in Antarctica (December 9-20, 2014) – Named a “Trip of a Lifetime” by Travel + Leisure, this journey includes the opportunity to learn about the impact of climate change on the region’s environment and wildlife from Antarctic expert Dr. James McClintock. Visit the U.S. Palmer Research Station, meet the scientists and present them with vital equipment necessary for their research.
Photographic Expedition (January 3-14, 2015) – For all levels of interest and skill, this departure includes photography workshops and lectures led by wildlife photographer Richard Harker.
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
Go beyond Antarctica for a comprehensive panorama of the Southern Ocean’s best. Set foot on wildlife-rich South Georgia, home to nearly 1,500 recorded species of birds and marine life, and the unspoiled terrain of the Falklands, before continuing to Antarctica. Learn about the fascinating life of one of Antarctica's greatest explorers, Ernest Shackleton, when you visit his gravesite in Grytviken. 17 days from $14,995 (when booked by February 28, 2014.)
A&K Family Holiday Departure (December 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015) - Bring the entire family to celebrate the holidays on the White Continent with all the trimmings. There is a dedicated children’s program for young explorers and game room. Spacious two room/two bath suites provide are perfect for families. Travel as a family and save: Children 7-18 years old priced from $8,995 with one full-fare paying adult per cabin (except in suites).
Photographic Expedition (January 13-29, 2015) – Timed for ideal photographic light, this departure includes photography workshops and lectures led by wildlife photographer Richard Harker.
Hands-On Exploration with the Finest Guides
A&K’s expedition leaders and staff occupy a category all of their own. With a guide-to-guest ratio of 1:12, guests enjoy enriching lectures and hands-on guidance, both on board and on shore, from top geologists, ornithologists, historians, wildlife photographers and marine biologists. Topics range from the practical (how to master your digital camera) to the personal (a first-hand account of overwintering on a remote Sub-Antarctic island). Zodiac drivers are experienced field naturalists who provide knowledgeable commentary on twice-daily excursions into the heart of this once-in-a-lifetime destination.
The Perfect Blend of Luxury and Adventure
A voyage to the ends of the earth does not mean forsaking creature comforts. A&K delivers its legendary blend of luxury, adventure and personalized service including a personal butler for cabin categories 6-8. From organizing private cocktails to making spa appointments, this attentive butler responds to every need, quickly and efficiently. By exclusively chartering ‘Le Boreal’, A&K limits the number of guests to no more than 199, guaranteeing each stateroom and suite has a private balcony.
MV ‘Le Boreal’ is environmentally-friendly, equipped with cutting-edge technology that includes the most up-to-date waste water system, recycling facilities, and other measures designed to ensure that the ship operates with minimal impact on the environment. Zodiac boats are equipped with fuel efficient 4-stroke engines that meet the strictest environmental standards. The ship has been “Cleanship” certified by the Bureau Veritas. This label is given to ships whose design and equipment limit emissions and go beyond the MARPOL convention for waste treatment, antifouling and propulsion systems.
Abercrombie & Kent offers unrivaled expeditions to the farthest reaches of the world and the most-inclusive way to experience them, with pre- and post-cruise lodging and sightseeing, charter flights, on-board lectures, twice-daily shore excursions, most drinks, and crew and staff gratuities.
For day-by-day itineraries, contact your travel professional or go to www.abercrombiekent.com/discover/adventure-cruising or call 800 554 7094 to speak to a travel consultant.
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Prices are per person, double occupancy
About Abercrombie & Kent
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