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Abercrombie & Kent Expands Luxury Expedition Cruises Portfolio for 2025

Set sail for adventure with new voyages to the Galapagos, Iceland and the Faroes

June 03, 2024

With interest in expedition cruising growing stronger than ever, Abercrombie & Kent has unveiled an enhanced 2025 Luxury Expedition Cruise portfolio, featuring a broader range of destinations and experiences. The company now offers 24 cruises across seven continents and 33 countries. Headlining the lineup is the new Ultimate Galápagos Expedition aboard the adventure yacht Theory from Ecoventura, which is now part of A&K Travel Group, as well as a new island-hopping adventure to explore the wilds of Iceland, the Faroes, Scotland’s Shetland Islands and Isle of Skye.

“Revealing the world's most remote destinations has always been the driving force behind our expedition cruises," says Stefanie Schmudde, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy. "Which is why I’m thrilled to announce the latest addition to our portfolio – an extraordinary new voyage to the Galápagos Islands aboard Ecoventura’s luxurious adventure yacht, Theory, an A&K exclusive.”

NEW: Ultimate Galápagos Expedition (April – November departures)
Cruise the Galápagos in unparalleled luxury aboard the sleek and stylish Ecoventura adventure yacht, Theory, enjoying the most exclusive guest-to-staff ratio in the region. Encounter the islands’ iconic wildlife alongside A&K’s Expedition Team, and enjoy exciting snorkeling, kayaking, Zodiac and shore excursions complemented by enriching programming and Relais & Châteaux hospitality onboard.

“We are enhancing our cultural small-ship offerings with an immersive new journey through Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland’s Shetland Islands and the Isle of Skye, which allows travellers to discover the history, cuisine and enduring traditions that breathe life into these remote destinations beyond their natural splendor, alongside our unrivaled Expedition Team," explains Laurence Gosset-Lukaszczyk, Director, Luxury Expedition Cruising.

NEW: Cruising Iceland, the Faroes, Scotland & Ireland (Aug 9 – 19, 2025)
Venture off the beaten path with A&K’s acclaimed team on an expedition revealing subarctic islands, volcanic landscapes, rugged coastlines and diverse birdlife. Begin in the vibrant capital of Reykjavik, taking in the mainland’s natural and cultural wonders before embarking on an exploration of the volcanic Westman Islands, postcard-perfect Faroe Islands, the Shetland Island’s historic port of Lerwick, and the castle-crowned Isle of Skye.

In addition to the exciting new expeditions, Abercrombie & Kent’s 2025 Luxury Expedition Cruise portfolio includes a host of returning guest favorites, including polar, cultural and warm-water voyages covering every corner of the globe.

Polar Expeditions in Antarctica and the Arctic
These expeditions follow the routes of legendary explorers, revealing multitudes of penguins, elusive polar bears, fluking whales, soaring albatross, stunning skies and majestic glaciers. Expeditions include but not limited to:

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands: Holiday Voyage (Dec 21, 2025 – Jan 8, 2026)
Now featuring additional time in breathtaking, wildlife-rich South Georgia.
Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear (Jul 25 – Aug 8, 2025)

Culture-Rich Explorations of Europe and Asia
These guests-favorite voyages explore the cultural fabric of destinations both familiar and exceptional and offer guests a choice of included shore excursions that uncover inspiring discoveries. Cultural cruises are a great way to discover or rediscover favorite destinations from a whole new perspective and combine multiple destinations into a longer, more comprehensive expedition. Expeditions include but not limited to:

Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season (Mar 17 – Mar 30; Mar 30 – Apr 12, 2025)
Second cherry blossom departure added due to overwhelming demand.
Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures From Florence to Venice (Sep 2 – Sep 13, 2025)
Cruising the Greek Isles (June 20-Jun 29; Oct 03-Oct 12, 2025)

Warm-Water Adventures in Africa and Southeast Asia
With the chance to explore the coast of Tanzania and the paradisiacal shores of Indonesia with A&K’s incredible Expedition Team, these warm-water expeditions go beyond the guidebook to deliver exotic destinations, cultural immersion, stunning wildlife and a healthy dose of sun, sand and surf. Expeditions include but not limited to:

Cruising the Seychelles & Coastal Tanzania (Mar 07 – Mar 20, 2025)
Indonesia Voyage: Komodo, Papua & Great Barrier Reef (Oct 11 – Oct 27, 2025)

Discover the Differences That Set A&K Expeditions Apart

A Reputation Over 30 Years in the Making: Since A&K’s first expedition to Antarctica in 1991, the mission has been to show epic frontiers and unspoiled lands under the wing of the most accomplished experts. Today, more than 400 voyages later, A&K remains the longstanding leaders in luxury expedition cruising, exploring all seven continents on voyages still defined by innovation, exploration and expertise.

The Best Experts on Land and Sea: Well before guests set foot on their ship, every aspect of the voyage has been orchestrated by A&K’s expedition cruising experts. Once the adventure begins, A&K’s famed Expedition Team of real-life explorers and acclaimed experts joins guests every step of the way for an immersive experience featuring an endlessly fascinating enrichment program.

The Finest Vessels for Every Destination: A&K selects the ideal small ship for every destination: a luxury expedition cruiser for polar voyages, small explorer ships for cultural and warm-water journeys, and an elegant adventure yacht in the Galápagos. A&K then elevates each vessel to their exacting standards, affording an intimate personnel-to-guest ratio with no more than 10 guests aboard a Zodiac or 25 guests on any cultural shore excursion.

Setting the Gold Standard in 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 also can explore fascinating cities before sailing, with stays in luxury hotels and signature guided A&K excursions.

For more information on Abercrombie & Kent’s 2025 Luxury Expedition Cruise portfolio, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/custom-search/2025-lec-dates call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel advisor.

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