Abercrombie & Kent - Why You Should Explore the White Continent
with the Best Experts at Sea
A&K Antarctica & South Georgia – With its pristine landscapes and awe-inspiring grandeur, Antarctica is the adventure destination of a lifetime. When you cruise with Abercrombie & Kent, you can look forward to experiencing these breath-taking landscapes on daily Zodiac excursions with an extraordinary group of real-life explorers, including their award-winning Expedition Team and renowned special guest lecturers. Being all-inclusive from beginning to end, your voyage on board also comes complete with all-balcony accommodations, all meals and drinks, gratuities and more.
A rigorous set of hygiene and safety protocols will safeguard your health on your journey, while A&K’s Book with Confidence policy allows you to change your plans up to 30 days before travelling when you book by 24 December 2020.
Antarctica and South Georgia is a trip of a lifetime and we highly recommend it. It’s so unbelievably beautiful that it’s impossible to capture in photos and then the sights and sounds of all the penguins, seals, whales and birds is a wonderful experience. Most cruise companies that go to Antarctica offer either the Classic Peninsula trip or the Antarctica Peninsula combined with South Georgia Island.
The trip to South Georgia is longer with more days at sea and it offers vast colonies of King Penguins, Fur and Elephant seals, as well as Shackleton’s grave. The climate and environment is not as extreme as Antarctica so it offers more opportunities to walk around freely.
We highly recommend including South Georgia as it’s as much of a highlight as Antarctica is.
December / January is the peak time in Antarctica as this is the time when the eggs hatch and penguin chicks sit on their parents’ feet
(or nearby) to feed. The chances of finding good weather are statistically better than earlier in the season and the days are at their longest, with a dusk-like light throughout the night; all this offers great photo opportunities.
A&K Antarctica & South Georgia for December 2021 and January 2022
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The ecological impacts of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula with A&K climate ecology expert:
Dr James McClintock
A&K are offering a wonderful expedition opportunity to sail with Dr James McClintock. Jim will be on board for the 13-day Classic Antarctica expedition from 3 to 15 January 2021 and the 12-day Antarctic Cruise Adventure: A Changing Landscape from 10 to 22 December 2021.
Herewith a link to the recording of the webinar The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula with Dr McClintock and hosted by Bob Simpson, Vice President of Expedition Cruising. Jim shares remarkable stories about his adventures and decades-long work in Antarctica. He also talks about why the changes happening in Antarctica are significant globally, how its marine life may provide keys to cancer-fighting drugs and how the continent might serve as a model for hope moving forward.
DR JAMES MCCLINTOCK
James is a noted climate change expert who has led 14 A&K expeditions to the White Continent. On the Classic Antarctica voyage, he outlines the effects of climate change on Antarctica and offers a hopeful plan for future action. A California native and Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama Birmingham. The author of over 235 research publications and four books — including Lost Antarctica and A Naturalist Goes Fishing — Jim discovered an anti-cancer compound in Antarctic marine invertebrates, and a point of land in Antarctica’s Ross Sea has been named after him. He has led 15 research expeditions, received numerous awards — including the Explorer’s Club Finn Ronne Memorial Award for Advances in Antarctic Science — and is leading The Nature Conservancy’s “Can We Talk Climate” campaign.
A look inside expedition cruising with A&K
Book your journey with peace of mind for travel through 2022
With the Book with Confidence offer, if you book any A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise by 24 December 2020, you will enjoy the security and flexibility of being able to change or cancel up to 30 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason — whether at home or in your travel destination — and receive a credit toward future travel.
Plan your holiday now and give yourself something to look forward to; herewith a link to all 2021-22 Luxury Expeditions Cruises
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