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Travel to Antarctica
More than 25 years since launching our first voyage to Antarctica, Abercrombie & Kent continues to set the standard for modern expedition cruising. Now having operated over 200 successful polar expeditions, we continue to deliver the most inspiring voyages to Antarctica. We control every aspect of our voyages, from the top-notch service to the execution of an expertly crafted itinerary aboard exclusively chartered luxury vessels. We have the highest crew- and guide-to-guest ratios, every Zodiac driver we employ is a qualified field naturalist and our Expedition Team reflects unmatched expertise in every category, from marine biology and ornithology to history and climate change.
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Save up to $10,000 per Cabin on a Cruise to Antarctica. Learn More »
Why Travel to Antarctica with A&K?
Experience the Advantage of Expertise
More than 25 years and 200 polar expeditions since our first voyage to Antarctica, A&K continues to set the standard for modern expedition cruising. Expect everything from top-notch service to a remarkably orchestrated itinerary, all designed by the experts at A&K.
From noted climate change scientists, habitat conservationists and wildlife photographers to historians and recipients of the prestigious Polar Medal, A&K's Expedition Team represents a remarkable group of modern Antarctic explorers.
A Journey for Every Traveller
A&K offers an unforgettable voyage for every type of traveller, including departures focused on family, photography and understanding climate change.
Set Sail on Exclusively Chartered, All-Balcony 'Le Lyrial'
Exclusively chartered by A&K, 'Le Lyrial' combines comfort, elegance and strength into the perfect setting for adventure. A&K restricts its complement to just 199 passengers on its Arctic and Antarctic programs, giving every cabin its own private balcony. With its modern restaurant and lounges, 260-seat theater and elevator-serviced marina (where you embark on Zodiac excursions), this sleek polar expedition cruiser delivers luxurious, intimate voyages unlike any other.
Town & Country Awards A&K "Best Overall, Expedition Cruises"
Building on a longstanding tradition of excellence, Town & Country has just honored A&K with Best Overall, Best On-Shore Activities and Best Food awards in its 2016 Expedition Cruise category.
See What Our Guests Are Saying
The lectures were a standout. The knowledge held by the speakers was apparent, but even more impressive was their ability to communicate it to a wide-ranging audience. Great storytelling!
The entire A&K team made this a truly wonderful and spectacular experience. We do not think that we will be able to travel with anyone other than A&K after this amazing experience.
The Magic of the White Continent
Cloaked in blue ice and surrounded by seas bursting with mega-life, Antarctica is the last wild place on earth. Jaw-dropping and off the map, it draws adventurers for a deeply rewarding experience unlike any other.
Every day in Antarctica is an exciting new adventure, bringing you closer to understanding the most remote wilderness in the world.
Share the thrill of making contact with a pod of whales in the wild.
A&K’s Journeys to Antarctica:
Luxury Expedition Cruises
Limited to 199 guests
Days: 12 | From: $11,995 (was $14,495)
Dec 27, 2017: Family New Year Departure
Jan 6, 2018: Climate Change Departure
Luxury Expedition Cruises
Limited to 199 guests
Days: 17 | From: $16,995 (was $20,995)
Dec 12, 2017: Special Family Holiday Departure
Jan 16, 2018: Photography Departure
Read Our New Stories from Antarctica
A&K is excited to introduce Stories from Antarctica, our new blog series of firsthand stories – dispatches, moments, eye-openers – as told by our guests and Expedition Team about their most unforgettable experiences across the Southern Ocean.
As told by A&K climate change expert and marine biologist Dr. James McClintock from his current research site, Palmer Station in Antarctica.
As told by A&K guest David Jacobson, sharing the novelty and uniqueness of Antarctica as a family destination.
Learn More About Antarctica
Every day is an exciting new adventure that brings you closer to understanding the most remote wilderness in the world. Wander shorelines teeming with penguin rookeries, sit in on fascinating lectures by our on-board experts and circle majestic glaciers as tall as skyscrapers.
A&K’s Expedition Team’s expertise in the history and wildlife of the seventh continent is matched only by their commitment to the success of your voyage, which they oversee down to the last detail. And with our guide-to-passenger ratio of 1:12, expect to leave Antarctica an expert yourself.
Experience the world's most pristine region at its very best, all from aboard the comfortable and sophisticated 'Le Lyrial.' Enjoy its stunning blue palette inspired by the Vega star, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff cruising the Southern Ocean today.