Abercrombie & Kent has ramped up its portfolio of Luxury Expedition Cruises for 2022/23 to 13 voyages, to destinations including Japan, the Baltic Sea, Italy, Greece, new expeditions around the British Isles and Indonesia, and the Kimberley.
These journeys, limited by A&K to no more than 148 guests, are led by an incomparable Expedition Team that includes archaeologists, botanists, ornithologists, geologists and historians.
Options include the;
Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season (22 March – 4 April, 2022)
A springtime itinerary with the chance to Japan’s cherry blossoms alongside a professional photographer. This itinerary spans five islands and includes 11 nights aboard Le Soleal, cruising from Osaka to Sapparo, with shore excursions to Hiroshima’s Peak Park, the Adachi Museum of Art and Kanazawa’s historic district.
The trip is priced from AU$25,665 per person twin share.
Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier (6 May – 18 May, 2022)
Setting off aboard Le Laperouse from Broome, this voyage that combines one-of-a-kind wildlife with awe-inspiring scenery and vital indigenous culture. Guests can fly by helicopter over Mitchell Falls, spot crocodiles in the Hunter River and view the horizontal waterfall.
Prices lead in at $18,915 per person twin share.
Cruising the Enchanted Isles: Scotland, Ireland & England (26 August – 8 September, 2022)
A&K has exclusively chartered Le Champlain for this voyage that explores the Orkney archipelago, rich in Viking heritage, and ancient sites such as the Ring of Brodgar and 5,000-year-old Skara Brae, one of Western Europe’s best-preserved Stone Age settlements. Other highlights include the wild Hebrides Islands, home to Scotland’s own “Stonehenge,” remote Skellig Michael, Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple in the Star Wars saga, and view the base of the Cliffs of Moher closeup on a Zodiac excursion.
The cruise is priced from $21,615 per person twin share.
Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice (13 September – 25 September, 2022)
This all-encompassing voyage led by A&K’s Expedition Team explores nearly the entire navigable coast of Italy. Included are two days in Florence before cruising on all-balcony Le Bougainville to treasures from Rome, Venice and Sicily to Puglia’s Gargano National Park, Urbino and Bastia on French Corsica.
The voyage is priced from $18,915 per person twin share.
Cruising the Greek Isles (30 September – 9 October, 2022)
Sail on A&K’s bestselling cruise to Greece and explore ancient ruins and natural marvels. Joined by A&K experts, visit sites such as Athens and Mykonos, as well as lesser-known gems, including Patmos, Delos and Syros. Go off the beaten path in Santorini with an exclusive wine tasting, hike to the Monastery of St. John in Patmos and soak up the idyllic Mediterranean Sea with a beach break in Rhodes.
This 10-say cruise aboard Le Bougainville is priced from $15,535 per person twin share.
South Pacific Voyage: Komodo, Papua & Great Barrier Reef (21 November – 7 December, 2022)
Cruising the South Pacific aboard the luxurious Le Laperouse, this itinerary Begin with a two-night pre-cruise stay in Bali. Guests explore Komodo National Park, meet the indigenous Takpala people of Alor Island, enjoy wildlife and nature walks, Zodiac excursions, and local village visits on the spice island of Maluku, Papua and the Great Barrier Reef. From $22,965 per person twin share.
Abercrombie & Kent limits capacity to approximately 80%, with no voyage exceeding 199 guests and most cultural journeys no more than 148, ensuring each stateroom and suite has a private balcony.
More options and information at www.abercrombiekent.com.au/travel-styles/cruises/expeditionary-cruising