Eileen Ogintz, family travel writer from takingthekids.com, joins us on our Family Antarctica departure this year. She is sharing the kids’ perspectives on what an A&K cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands is all about. Take a look at her day-by-day experience and why this is the perfect destination to inspire all ages.
On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm
December 21, 2016 – By Eileen Ogintz
“Heaps of Albatross,” reports Thomas, 13, from Melbourne, Australia.
“Rockhopper penguins were jumping,” adds Marcos, 12, from Montclair, NJ.
“Two whale spouts,” declares Ryan, 13, San Diego, CA.
And it’s just the first day aboard ‘Le Boreal’ heading on two-week adventure cruise from Southern Argentina to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Islands and Antarctica. Even more amazing than the wildlife, perhaps, is that these Young Explorers, part of the group of 34 kids on board — a record number for this Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) — trip, are already such fast friends.
They hadn’t even met until this morning; by lunchtime, after a get-to-know-you game (TRUTH or LIE: “I’ve petted a cheetah!” “I’ve broken both wrists!” “I’ve been on the Great Wall of China!” “I have four cats!”) and a scavenger hunt around the ship organized by the two experienced Young Explorer leaders on board, Jeff Manker and Kristin Wornson, a gaggle of them had commandeered a table together for lunch and were chattering as if they ate lunch together everyday.
Read more on takingthekids.com.
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As we announce our 2017 expedition, take a look back at our first pioneering voyage across the Northwest Passage.
On August 20, 2015, 186 guests set out on A&K’s The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea, an adventure that soon proved to be one of the most unforgettable luxury expedition cruises ever led by Abercrombie & Kent. Continue Reading ›
Cruising the Nile River on A&K’s new Marco Polo Journey is a timeless Egypt travel experience, especially aboard a dahabieh — a traditional Egyptian sailing boat rigged with lateen (triangular) sails.
In 2016, A&K invites you to step aboard Sanctuary ‘Zein Nile Chateau,’ a modern take on the dahabieh, built to international luxury standards, with four spacious cabins and two suites, and decorated with motifs inspired by Egyptian history. As one of only 12 guests per sailing, you’ll have room to roam the boat’s extensive open spaces, including its beautiful upper deck, Arabian themed sun deck and opulent dining area. Continue Reading ›
August 20 – September 12, 2015
A&K’s 2015 The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea departed on August 20 and we will be providing daily cruise updates on the blog. Check back often under A&K’s Trip Logs.