Abercrombie & Kent: Luxury Expedition Cruises 2020-21

New itineraries and destinations for A&K

Abercrombie & Kent has released its new portfolio of expeditionary voyages on exclusively chartered state-of-the-art vessels with award-winning programs of discovery.

A&K’s long-standing reputation for innovative and pioneering expeditionary cruising has been built over 30 years and with more than 300 successfully completed voyages there is no more authentic or refined experience.

The execution of each journey is entrusted to A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team who are hired for their unparalleled experience, many of them having led voyages for decades. They are accomplished explorers in their own right and their enthusiasm and expertise adds an unforgettable dimension to every expedition.

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The new collection includes luxury polar expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, the Northwest Passage and more culturally focused expeditions to Japan, the Baltic, Italy, the Greek Isles, and Australia’s own Kimberley coast. On every expedition, guests cruise in incomparable A&K style on the finest small ships, with curated shore excursions, expert on-board lectures and enrichment programs, special events and exquisite dining.

“Expeditionary cruising is becoming an ever more significant part of A&K’s business”, says Regional Managing Director Sujata Raman. “In the past year, we’ve seen strong growth across all destinations with sales up 38% year on year. While Antarctica and the Arctic remain perennial favourites, Japan and Greece are the front-runners in terms of growth and for the first time this year, we operated an exclusive voyage through the Kimberley which was reported by guests to be an eye-opening and life-changing experience, and one we’ll be repeating next year.”

What’s new in A&K’s 2020-21 luxury expeditionary cruise collection?

New Baltic Cruising

Travelling onboard Le Dumont d’Urville, a soon-to-be-launched all-balcony mega-yacht, this voyage follows in the wake of Viking mariners and Nordic explorers encompassing the grand historic cities and fascinating cultures of seven Baltic countries – Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Russia.

A&K’s innovative Design Your Day concept gives guests greater choice and the ability to personalise certain days of their journey. An array of included excursions comprises a rooftop walk and art tour in Stockholm, a visit to a former Soviet nuclear missile base in Lithuania, an Estonian vodka tasting event, a Russian cooking class in St Petersburg and a Nordic cuisine sampler with local provedores. Special access to the magnificent Catherine Palace before opening hours is arranged as well as an exclusive evening visit to the famed Hermitage Museum.

Along the way, enriching discussions take place with guest speakers that include Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Poland Lech Walesa, as well as writer and former interpreter to USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko.

Journey dates: 16 – 28 July 2020 .
Special offer: Save $2,900 per person on all stateroom categories*.
From: $20,280* per person twin share (was $23,180)
Single supplement: From $17,395.
Passenger numbers are limited to 148.

*Special offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

New Iceland & Greenland

This expedition spans two dramatic islands in the Nordic north and a treasure trove of Viking history. Guests will travel onboard the exclusively chartered, all-balcony Le Boreal, passing through vast and spectacular landscapes such as the geologically rich Westman archipelago, ice-covered Lindenow Fjord and Prince Christian Sound.

Authentic cultural experiences are a highlight on visits to remote Greenlandic communities and traditional villages where guests learn first-hand about the local people and their cultures. Tracing the steps of Erik the Red, ancient archaeological sites are visited and the faraway city of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, is gateway to a captivating fjord system. Guests will explore the high Arctic tundra on foot, seeking out wildflowers and migrating seabirds, enjoying regular Zodiac excursions to glaciers, fjords and fishing villages during the long days of the Midnight Sun.

Journey dates: 13 – 27 August 2020.
Special offer: Save $4,350 per person on all stateroom categories and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3 *.
From $21,985* per person twin share (was $26,335).
Single supplement: From $9,510* (was $19,020).
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

New Grand Arctic

This extraordinary all-encompassing 48-day grand voyage takes in five Arctic regions from Norway’s Svalbard archipelago to Greenland, Iceland and through the Northwest Passage and the Canadian Arctic to Nome, Alaska on a sweeping expedition across the top of the world.

The epic journey onboard Le Boreal combines A&K’s three Arctic expeditionary cruises starting off in the Svalbard Islands, haven for the mighty polar bear and an abundance of rare wildlife. The remote and rarely-visited east coast of Greenland is a highlight with possible stops including Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, Scoresby Sound and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit. There’s a private, behind-the-scenes tour at Iceland’s renowned Husavik Whale Museum, supported by A&K Philanthropy, before exploring Iceland’s western fjords and the glaciers and villages of Greenland.

From the west coast of Greenland, the journey crosses the Arctic Circle and begins its navigation of the legendary Northwest Passage following in the footsteps of pioneering polar explorers. Geological wonders abound too from the “Smoking Hills” of Franklin Bay to the dramatic Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with icebergs. The route may include Beechy Island, Franklin Camp, Fort Ross and Gjoa Haven and the rarely visited Yukon Territory is another highlight before the journey reaches its end in Nome, Alaska.

Journey dates: 31 July – 16 September 2020.
Special Offer: Save $9,130 per person on all stateroom categories*.
From $82,290* per person twin share (was $91,420).
Single supplement from $67,490.
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

A&K’s enduring expeditionary favourites include:

Classic Antarctica

Travel onboard Le Lyrial and explore the great White Continent renowned for awe-inspiring icebound landscapes, glaciers and icebergs, abundant wildlife and its sheer remoteness. Guests cross the legendary Drake Passage and spend five days on the Antarctic Peninsula discovering some of the world’s rarest wildlife during the peak of the austral summer.

Journey dates: 7 – 19 December 2020; 3 – 15 January 2021.
Special offer: Save $6,525 per person on all stateroom categories and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3.
From $17,950* per person twin share (was $24,475).
Single supplement from $8,330* (was $16,660).
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

A panoramic journey onboard Le Lyrial that explores the best of the Southern Ocean, taking intrepid travellers to the colourful and cultural Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and the epic Antarctic Peninsula with its breath-taking landscapes and rare wildlife.

Journey dates: 17 December 2020 – 5 January 2021 (family departure featuring an A&K Young Explorers Guide and special child pricing); 13 – 30 January 2021.
Special offer: Save $7,970 per person on all stateroom categories and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3*.
From $28,100* per person twin share (was $36,070).
Single supplement from $13,040* (was $26,080).
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

Arctic Cruise Adventure

This journey onboard Le Boreal takes travellers into the land of the midnight sun to the pristine and rarely seen Arctic islands, including the polar bear haven of Svalbard, stunning Scoresby Sound in East Greenland, the whales of Iceland’s north and its verdant West Fjords.

Journey date: 31 July – 14 August 2020
Special offer: Save $4,350 per person on all stateroom categories and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3*.
From $21,720* per person twin share (was $26,070).
Single supplement from $9,510* (was $19,020).
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea

This voyage onboard Le Boreal ventures through legendary seas from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic to the Bering Sea and ending in Alaska. Along the way visits are made to historic and remote islands, fjords and harbours accompanied by moving tales of voyages won and lives lost in the name of conquering this mighty trade route between the Atlantic and the Pacific.

Journey date: 24 August – 16 September 2020.
Special offer: Save $7,970 per person on all stateroom categories and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3*.
From $45,575* per person twin share (was $53,545).
Single supplement from $18,475* (was $36,950).
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier

A journey from Broome to Darwin onboard Le Laperouse showcasing the spectacular Kimberley landscape and coastline including the extraordinary Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef at low tide, bushwalking and cave art, the Prince Regent Nature Reserve and Mitchell Falls plus Low Rocks, the King George River and Falls and Bungle Bungles.

Journey date: 25 June – 7 July 2020
Special offer: Save $2,175 per person on stateroom categories 1 – 3*.
From $18,830* per person twin share (was $21,005).
Single supplement from $15,760.
Passenger numbers are limited to 148.

*Special offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

Wonders of Japan

This unforgettable two-week voyage onboard Le Soleal reveals Japan’s hidden wonders at their most authentic and accesses rarely visited ports and wilderness areas, impossible to reach on larger ships, from the prefectures of Shikoku Island to the medieval trading post of Karatsu, surf pounded Sado Island and South Korea’s ancient dynastic capital.

Journey date: 13 – 26 June 2020.
Special offer: Save $4,350 per person on stateroom categories 1 – 3 and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3.
From $23,905* per person twin share (was $28,255).
Single supplement from $10,598^ (was $21,195).
Passenger numbers are limited to 199.

*Special offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
^Solo offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice

This all-encompassing, intimate voyage onboard Le Bougainville takes guests along nearly the entire navigable coast of Italy starting in Florence, the land of the Renaissance, and ending in timeless Venice. Other highlights include Livorno and Corsica (France), the Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Puglia and Ancona.

Journey date: 22 August – 3 September 2020.
Special offer: Save $1,450 per person on all stateroom categories and solo travellers save 50% on stateroom categories 1 – 3.
From $18,835* per person twin share (was $20,285).
Single supplement from $15,210^.
Passenger numbers are limited to 148.

*Special offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
^Solo offer is valid for bookings made by 31 October 2019, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Cruising the Greek Isles

This all-inclusive cruise onboard Le Bougainville is the most immersive and comprehensive journey to Greece available, with visits to the most beautiful and renowned Greek islands: Crete, Santorini, Rhodes and Mykonos plus the lesser-known gems of Symi, Delos and Syros.

Journey date: 23 September – 2 October 2020.
Special offer: Save $1,450 per person on all stateroom categories*
From $15,210* per person twin share: (was $16,660).
Single supplement from $12,500.
Passenger numbers limited to 148.

*Special offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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