Abercrombie & Kent Unveils 2024-25 Expedition Cruise Portfolio
New voyages to remote destinations including the North Pole, Saudi Arabia and the Solomon Islands, as well as added departures to perennial favorites Japan and Greece
February 08, 2023
As interest in small-ship expedition cruising continues to grow, Abercrombie & Kent previews its 2024-25 Luxury Expedition CruisesSM portfolio, featuring 17 cruises on all seven continents, including some of the most remote and least-visited destinations. On the inaugural departure of North Pole Expedition Cruise: The Ultimate Frontier, A&K will exclusively charter the innovative luxury icebreaker ‘Le Commandant Charcot’ with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team leading the way to the northernmost point on the planet. In the fall of 2024, A&K will explore the crossroads of ancient civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean from Greece to Saudi Arabia, as well as pristine reefs and beaches secluded well off the beaten path in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
“A&K is known for taking our guests to the ends of the earth in luxury, but never before have we been able to offer an experience like this – our first expedition to the North Pole,” explains Stefanie Schmudde, A&K VP of Product Development and Operations. “We often hear from past guests who loved their experience and want to discover new destinations alongside A&K’s Expedition Team. So, we are introducing new destinations that most travellers have yet to visit like Saudi Arabia and the Solomon Islands, as well as additional sailings of two of our most popular cruises to Japan and Greece.”
NEW: North Pole Expedition Cruise: The Ultimate Frontier (Jul 12-29, 2024)
Embark on the ultimate expedition to an Arctic frontier like no other. On this, our inaugural expedition to the North Pole, explore in comfort aboard the innovative new luxury icebreaker, ‘Le Commandant Charcot,’ as A&K’s award-winning team leads the way.
NEW: Cruising Greece, Turkey & Saudi Arabia (Oct 16-30, 2024)
Explore a crossroads of cultures spanning the ancient and contemporary worlds as you cruise iconic ports of call in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and venture down the Suez Canal.
NEW: South Pacific Cruise: Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Oct 17-30, 2024)
Venture to a spectacular wilderness resplendent with dramatic islands and colorful reefs, astonishing wildlife and Indigenous culture.
In addition to the new voyages, Abercrombie & Kent is offering a range of guest-favorite expeditions from Polar Cruises in Antarctica and the Arctic to exotic adventures in Asia and Africa and culture-rich explorations in Europe – many which offer the ability to combine into longer, more comprehensive voyages.
Cruising the Seychelles & Coastal Tanzania (Mar 1-14, 2024) - See Africa from a unique vantage point on an expedition from Zanzibar through the remote tropical paradise of the Seychelles archipelago.
Wonders of Japan Cruise (Cherry Blossom: Mar 27-Apr 9, 2024; NEW: Sep 20-Oct 3, 2024) - Explore Japan’s coastal cities, mesmerizing gardens and spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On our March departure, you’ll also experience the magical atmosphere of cherry blossom season.
Cruising the Greek Isles (Jun 25-Jul 4, 2024; NEW: Oct 1-10, 2024) - Set sail on A&K’s bestselling voyage to idyllic Greece, exploring ancient ruins, volcanic vineyards and hidden gems.
Cruising Scandinavia & the Baltic Sea (Jul 25-Aug 3, 2024) - Set sail on an all-encompassing luxury cruise to the historic cities and remote islands of six countries, enjoying visits with cultural experts along the way.
Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear (Jul 29-Aug 12, 2024) - Discover geological wonders and see the majestic polar bear in its natural environment on a voyage to magnificent Arctic islands.
Cruising the British Isles: Scotland, Ireland & England (Sep 10-23, 2024) - Voyage beyond mainland Scotland, Ireland and England for a completely unique experience exploring ravishing coastlines, natural landscapes and historic treasures.
Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice (Sep 13-24, 2024) - Cruise on an exciting and comprehensive itinerary that explores nearly the entire navigable coastline of Italy and visits its most unique ports.
European Coastal Cruise: France, Spain & Portugal (Sep 21-30, 2024) - Embark on a unique Western European coast cruise highlighting Porto’s wine country, the cultural heritage of Spain and historic regions of France.
Adriatic Voyage: Croatia, Montenegro & Greece (Sep 24-Oct 1, 2024) - Discover the gems of the dazzling Adriatic on a luxury culture-rich cruise highlighting the best of Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.
Antarctic Cruise Adventure (Dec 10-22, 2024) - Explore Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the height of the austral summer, encountering wildlife and stunning views.
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Expedition (Holiday Cruise: Dec 20, 2024-Jan 7, 2025; Jan 5-23, 2025) - Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia’s rookeries of king penguins, and incomparable Antarctica. On our December departure, celebrate with holiday fun for the whole family.
Unmatched Expertise at Sea
After more than 30 years of setting the standard for luxury expedition cruising, A&K knows exactly what it takes to make each voyage the adventure of a lifetime. From longstanding experts who design every voyage to A&K’s acclaimed Expedition Team featuring the best guides in each field — including the most accomplished scientists and local cultural experts.
Exclusively Chartered to Deliver the Best
Every Luxury Expedition Cruise is exclusively chartered to bring guests the best of everything. A&K chooses the ideal luxury expedition small ships, and limits the number of guests to 80 percent of capacity — from 148 to 199 guests depending on the vessel, and never more. This insures a private balcony in every stateroom and suite, one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3, and an optimized experience orchestrated entirely by A&K.
The Definition of Luxurious, All-Inclusive Cruising
A&K’s Luxury Expedition Cruises are always all-inclusive, from an engaging program of expert lectures, special events and curated shore excursions, to an elegant culinary program, included gratuities, and complimentary Wi-Fi and laundry. Depending on the expedition, guests may also explore fascinating cities, with stays in luxury hotels and signature guided A&K excursions.
For more information on A&K’s complete portfolio of Luxury Expedition Cruises, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/cruises/luxury-expedition-cruises, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel professional.
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