LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISESSM 2020-2021 - Amazon AWS

 
LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISESSM 2020-2021 - Amazon AWS
LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISES SM 2020-2021
ANTARCTICA | THE ARCTIC | ICELAND & GREENLAND
 JAPAN | AUSTRALIA | THE BALTICS | ITALY | GREECE
LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISESSM 2020-2021 - Amazon AWS
The holiday was really great, and it
definitely lived up to our expectations.
We saw majestic landscapes, a lot
of polar bears and their cubs, and
amazing icebergs. The cruise itself
was very well-organised and both the
A&K expedition team and crew were
fantastic. We were a bit concerned
that the Arctic could not equal our
A&K holiday to the Antarctic, but
we are delighted to say it was just as        A&K’s Luxury Expedition Cruises
fantastic, just in a different way            combine authentic adventure with
Mrs M-N, 2019
                                              unmatched experience & expertise
                                           Backed by some 30 years of cruising experience, every all-inclusive Luxury Expedition Cruise is
                                               steeped in A&K know-how and set aboard an exclusively chartered expedition cruiser.
                                              An unparalleled on-board team and local guides are on hand to share expertise gleaned
                                                                      from a lifetime of firsthand encounters.

                                           Our luxurious voyages let you discover a diverse palette of destinations – from the snow-bound
                                            wildernesses of Antarctica and the Arctic, to culturally rich Japan, Italy, and Greece – with an
                                            authenticity and style no one else can match. Experience this excitement during a new season
                                              of voyages – one that includes our largest collection of Luxury Expedition Cruises to date.
                                           Choose from 12 adventures, including brand-new expeditions such as Cruising the Baltic Sea:
                                             Copenhagen to St Petersburg, with its richly varied shore excursions in seven countries, and
                                            Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise, which transports you to stunning lands where you can
                                                                           explore Viking culture up close.

                                             Reserve your ideal cruise now and prepare to experience an inspiring destination with the
                                                              foremost experts in luxury adventure. Happy sailing...

                                                                                   Geoffrey Kent
                                                                              Founder, Chairman & CEO
                                                                                 Abercrombie & Kent
                                                                         Follow @geoffrey_kent on Instagram

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2020-2021 Luxury Expedition Cruises

                                                                                                                    INTRODUCTION                                                                                      EUROPE
                                                                                                                    Letter from Geoffrey Kent......................................................... 3              Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen
                                                                                                                    Cruising with A&K.................................................................... 6           to St Petersburg.........................................................................68

                                                                                                                    A&K Philanthropy....................................................................18            Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice.... 74
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cruising the Greek Isles........................................................... 80

                                                                                                                    ANTARCTICA
                                                                                                                    Classic Antarctica..................................................................... 20        LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS
                                                                                                                    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands............... 26                                Le Lyrial......................................................................................86
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Le Boreal & Le Soleal................................................................ 92

                                                                                                                    THE ARCTIC                                                                                        Le Laperouse, Le Bougainville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      & Le Dumont d’Urville............................................................. 96
                                                                                                                    Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear......... 34
                                                                                                                    Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise................................... 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FURTHER INFORMATION
                                                                                                                    The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the
                                                                                                                    Bering Sea.................................................................................. 46   Terms & conditions................................................................ 102

                                                                                                                    Grand Arctic Voyage................................................................ 54            Price index...............................................................................106
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Extend your journey & booking flights with A&K............ 110

                                                                                                                    ASIA & THE PACIFIC                                                                                Other ways to travel with A&K............................................ 111

                                                                                                                    Wonders of Japan Cruise......................................................... 56
                                                                                                                    Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier.......................... 62

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Discover the ultimate in luxurious
        all-inclusive expedition cruising
        A long-standing reputation for innovation & expertise
        We launched our first luxury expedition cruise to Antarctica in 1991,
        determined to deliver the highest level of service possible on a cutting-
        edge vessel, and inviting only the top experts to join our expedition team.
        More than 300 voyages later, A&K continues to pioneer a rare breed of
        exclusively chartered voyages, all of which are unrivalled in their delivery
        of incredible expertise, true exploration, and all-inclusive luxury.

        The difference an exclusively chartered voyage makes
        Every Luxury Expedition Cruise we lead is exclusively chartered by
        design, allowing our experts to tailor-make the ultimate voyage. We
        choose the most luxurious and innovative mega-yachts, and then limit                                         Included with every A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise
        the number of guests to approximately 80 per cent of the ship’s full
                                                                                                                        An exclusively chartered all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team
        capacity. Depending on the vessel, this means that you’ll either be one
        of 148 or 199 guests. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship                                         Pre- and/or post-cruise stays at stylish hotels in ideal locations, and A&K-led city tours
        cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access                                           Airport meet-and-greet with transfers
        to beautiful public spaces. Every stateroom and suite has its own private
        balcony and all cruises boast an impressively intimate staff-to-guest                                           Private balcony with every on-board accommodation,
        ratio, at a maximum of one staff member to every 1.3 guests.                                                     and complimentary butler service in every suite
                                                                                                                        A maximum on-board guest capacity of either 148 or 199 (depending on your
        Luxurious, all-inclusive cruising                                                                                ship) and a maximum staff-to-guest ratio of one staff member to every 1.3 guests.
        Our Luxury Expedition Cruises are all-inclusive, the A&K way. That                                               This creates an intimate and comfortably spacious small-ship cruising experience
        means we take care of everything so that you can savour every breath-
                                                                                                                        Culinary programme showcasing French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks,
        taking moment of your voyage. Look forward to an engaging programme
                                                                                                                         afternoon tea and pastries, breakfast in bed, and 24/7 room service
        of expert lectures, special events, and curated shore excursions organised
        by our award-winning expedition team. Enjoy an elegant culinary                                                 Complimentary expedition parka, backpack, and water bottle, in addition to
        programme and open bar, complimentary wifi, with tips, transfers,                                                use of waterproof trousers, boots, and trekking poles (polar voyages only)
        and port charges included. Depending on your cruise, you may also                                               Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides
        experience cities such as Kyoto and Florence with signature A&K guided                                           (polar and Kimberley voyages only)
        tours and luxury stays in the region’s most remarkable hotels.
                                                                                                                        Opportunities to Design your Day® with a choice
                                                                                                                         of all-inclusive shore excursions (cultural voyages only)
                                                                                                                        Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
           We’ve dedicated nearly three decades to                                                                      All tips, port charges, and taxes paid
    curating, developing, and perfecting the experiences                                                                Complimentary wifi onboard and in hotels
    we deliver on our voyages. We entrust that delivery                                                                 Excellent on-board service from English-speaking staff,
     only to the finest and most experienced expedition                                                                  including an accredited physician

       team in the industry, a team our guests return                                                                   Daily blog updates and a commemorative journal

                to travel with time and again                                                                           24/7 A&K on-call support

         Bob Simpson, A&K vice president of expedition cruising

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Experience the passion                                                                                                                 Polar adventures with real-life explorers
                                                                                                                                          Our expedition team is made up of an incredible range
        & expertise that set our                                                                                                            of experts, from a variety of fields and industries.
        voyages apart                                                                                                                        These include an Arctic archaeologist with Parks
                                                                                                                                           Canada, a Falkland Islands native raised on a sheep
                                                                                                                                           ranch, and a Polar Medal-winning British Antarctic
        Unrivalled experience from start to finish
                                                                                                                                              Survey veteran who also served as director of
        Well before you board your ship, every aspect of your voyage has been
        designed and arranged by A&K’s dedicated in-house expedition cruising                                                                         Grytviken’s Whaling Museum
        specialists who have over 50 years of cruising experience between them.
        These specialists are led by A&K vice president of expedition cruising,
        Bob Simpson, former executive committee chair of the International
        Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). You’ll also notice
        A&K’s unparalleled regional presence with our brilliant local guides,
        who share their insight and expertise during included shore excursions
        and exciting city tours.

        The best expedition team at sea
        We entrust the execution of our voyages only to members of our
        award-winning expedition team, many of whom have been leading
        our cruises for decades. These accomplished explorers range from
        pioneering scientists and recipients of the prestigious Polar Medal,
        to professors of art history, published authors, and cultural experts.
        Together, they manage every detail of your trip to deliver a seamless
        experience, bringing your voyage to life in an authentic and
        meaningful way.

        Special places we know by heart
        A&K is proud to represent a deeply connected network of dedicated
        guides and staff – many of whom have spent decades, if not their lifetime,
        in the places we visit. Even in the faraway polar regions, members of our
        exceptional expedition team have achieved numerous awards and some
        even have islands named after them. No matter the voyage, look forward
        to sharing the passion of our experts who offer a unique and inspiring
        perspective on some of the world’s most breath-taking sights.

        Learn more about our expedition team at
        abercrombiekent.co.uk/expeditionteam

          The expedition team truly differentiated
          this journey from others. They’re deeply
            knowledgeable, intensely passionate,
                     and fun to be with
                                            Mr T, 2019

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Go from traveller to explorer
        with immersive adventures
        & all-inclusive shore excursions
        The spirit of exploration defines every voyage we lead
        Whether cruising the shores of an iconic cultural region or deep in a
        polar wilderness, our expeditions are always an invitation to explore.
        We pride ourselves in delivering an experience that is uniquely yours,
        and no two A&K voyages are ever the same. Expect an adventure led
        by the best experts, many of whom are considered an authority in
        their field and region. Explore iconic destinations with them, such
        as the sun-drenched beaches of Santorini in Greece, or the poignant
        Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan, as well as rarely visited gems.
        These include a local winery in Italy’s Marches, prehistoric rock
        paintings found only in Australia’s Kimberley, the fascinating US
        Palmer Research Station in Antarctica, and the timeless and remote
                                                                                                                     Without exception, A&K went above and beyond the
        communities of the Northwest Passage.                                                                         call of duty with amazing knowledge, outstanding
        An exciting enrichment programme                                                                                         lecturers, and spot-on delivery
        On every A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise, enjoy the benefits of                                                                                             Miss J, 2018
        an engaging enrichment programme led by our team of dedicated
        expedition enrichment specialists. Count on insight and guidance
        from an average of 18 on-board team members and enjoy a
        maximum ratio of one expedition team member to 12 guests on this
        programme – one of the most robust and intimate found on any                                                            Venture further with all-inclusive shore excursions
        expedition cruise. Our experts are with you every step of the way,
                                                                                                                                On our voyages to Japan, Italy, Greece, and the Baltics, look forward
        leading fascinating lectures at sea, guiding you throughout onshore
                                                                                                                                to ample opportunities to Design your Day® with an array of
        excursions, and sharing captivating stories over cocktails and dinner.
                                                                                                                                all-inclusive shore excursions in every port we visit. Immerse
                                                                                                                                yourself in a unique adventure and pick up some new skills along
                                                                                                                                the way. Available exclusively to A&K guests, excursions are offered
                                                                                                                                for a range of interests, including art, architecture, mythology,
                                                                                                                                gastronomy, gardening, and nature. A member of our expedition
                                                                                                                                team and an expert local guide will accompany you throughout to
                                                                                                                                share their wisdom and regional knowledge.
     Antarctica: the best classroom for young explorers
     Explore with your nearest and dearest on our family holiday                                                                Dedicated photo coaching for amateurs & experts
      voyage, Antarctica, South Georgia, & the Falkland Islands,                                                                All our cruises offer you the opportunity to hone your skills under the
        departing 17 December 2020. This expedition features                                                                    careful guidance of an A&K professional photography coach in some
                                                                                                                                of the world’s most spectacular locations. Get inspired with lectures
        additional family programming, exciting workshops,                                                                      geared towards both experts and budding enthusiasts, hands-on
            and activities tailored to all age-groups, plus a                                                                   workshops on location, and tips and tricks for shooting on
               dedicated team of young explorer guides                                                                          everything from mobile devices to professional SLRs.

                         to show you the sights

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Revel in A&K luxury
         on spectacular small ships
         We select the ideal ship for every destination
         Our experts select only the best mega-yachts, choosing those that are
         ideally suited to the destinations we explore, such as sleek Le Bougainville
         in the Mediterranean and robust Le Lyrial for ice-cloaked Antarctica.
         Defined by strength and style, these purpose-built small ships have
         everything you’d expect on a luxury A&K cruise, including spacious
         berths, an opulent spa, and cutting-edge technology.

         A private balcony with every stateroom & suite
         Limiting the guest capacity on our voyages means premium
         accommodation for every guest – either a stateroom or suite – that comes
         with a private balcony, a feature available exclusively on A&K charters.
         The sleek yet comfortable accommodation caters for all group sizes,
                                                                                                                                    From start to finish, we were well taken
         with a choice of staterooms ranging from a king-sized bed to two single                                                   care of and our adventure was better than
         beds, and flexible two-room suites.
                                                                                                                                             I could have imagined
         Inspired gathering spaces & amenities
                                                                                                                                                                      Mr M, 2018
         Public areas aboard the ships we choose include the Panoramic Lounge
         and its terrace with breath-taking ocean views, and the cosy Club Lounge
         offering live music. The beautiful theatre is the ideal venue for enrichment
         lectures, performances, and movies, and the library offers myriad
         book titles and guest computer stations with wifi. For relaxation and
         rejuvenation, visit the elegant salon and spa that has its own steam room
         and well-equipped fitness centre. Every vessel also features an outdoor
         heated pool, multiple observation areas, and a spacious marina as your
         point of departure for onshore excursions. At the discretion of the captain,
         guests can also visit the bridge to witness the ship’s crew in action.

         On-board butlers & five-star shipboard service
         Guests who reserve any category of suite also enjoy another A&K exclusive:
         complimentary butler service for their entire voyage. Throughout the rest
         of the ship, our highly experienced, English-speaking staff are there to
         meet your every need with grace and discretion.

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Explore with total peace of mind
                                                                                                                            Enjoy adventures from the seat of a commanding cruiser
                                                                                                                            Our experts select only the finest vessels that are the most advanced and
                                                                                                                            well-equipped to carry our guests safely and conscientiously to every
                                                                                                                            destination we visit. Our excellent staff-to-guest ratios mean that
                                                                                                                            passenger safety and comfort are paramount at all times.

                                                                                                                            Smooth sailing by design
                                                                                                                            Guests on the vessels we charter benefit from an innovative, state-of-the-
                                                                                                                            art stabilisation system that produces a much smoother ride. Controlled by
                                                                                                                            cutting-edge nautical technology, the dual-stabiliser system works to reduce
                                                                                                                            movement, providing one of the most comfortable cruise experiences available
                                                                                                                            at sea, particularly in remote destinations such as Antarctica.

                                                                                                                            Responsible, eco-friendly cruising on innovative mega-yachts
       The finest cruise ship we’ve ever been on                                                                            Pioneering in every way, our expedition ships also employ the latest
                                          Mr J, 2018                                                                        environmental practices and technology, including energy-efficient engines
                                                                                                                            and computerised dynamic positioning systems that reduce the need to
                                                                                                                            anchor in fragile marine reserves. The ships we sail in the polar regions
                                                                                                                            were awarded clean-ship certifications by Bureau Veritas and exceed every
                                                                                                                            environmental protocol, including those set by IAATO and the Antarctic
                                                                                                                            Treaty, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO),
                                                                                                                            the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Environmental Protection
                                                                                                                            Agency (US EPA).

                                                                                                                            Safety first at all times
                                                                                                                            Safety comes first and foremost on our exclusively chartered vessels, all of
                                                                                                                            which are equipped with the latest communication, navigation and safety
                                                                                                                            equipment. This includes a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
                                                                                                                            (GMDSS) and a satellite weather system that receives real-time images of
                                                                                                                            cruising conditions. English is the primary language on A&K charters, and
                                                                                                                            our staff and crew educate guests on safe conduct and current conditions,
                                                                                                                            both at sea and ashore. An accredited physician is available onboard in a
                                                                                                                            purpose-built medical facility.

                                                                                                                            Abercrombie & Kent is a full operating member of:

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From breakfast in bed to elegant                                                                                    Enjoy every surprising extra,
        dinners, indulge in a sumptuous,                                                                                    always with our compliments
        all-inclusive culinary experience
                                                                                                                            Included transfers, port charges, and gratuities
                                                                                                                            Arrival and departure transfers are always included with your A&K journey,
        French-inspired excellence                                                                                          regardless of when you choose to arrive or depart. Port charges, as well as all
        Luxury cruising with A&K includes all meals and unlimited house                                                     crew and staff tips, are also included.
        drinks while onboard your ship. Not your typical cruise fare, experience
        international cuisine and art de la table, enjoying a beautifully fresh menu                                        Complimentary connectivity and laundry
        inspired by French culinary heritage. This encompasses everything from                                              We’re pleased to offer complimentary wifi at your hotels and onboard your
        convenient buffet starters to lavish meals, carefully selected cheeses, and                                         ship so that you may stay connected as little or as much as you wish (subject
        delicate freshly baked pastries.                                                                                    to availability). We also offer our Traveller’s Valet® service, an exclusive
                                                                                                                            A&K amenity that provides laundry service for up to eight items during
        Options to dine as you wish                                                                                         your voyage.
        Enjoy two beautiful eateries to choose from while at sea. The Restaurant
        offers elegantly plated courses while the Grill provides an abundant fresh                                          Complimentary equipment for our polar voyage
        buffet service and an alfresco terrace. Guests are also invited to included                                         We provide everything you need for our polar voyage and a custom-made
        gala experiences, such as a captain’s dinner, but evenings are casual and                                           expedition parka, backpack, and water bottle are yours to take home.
        ‘dressing for dinner’ here doesn’t mean a black-tie affair. Lighter bites and                                       A&K guests also enjoy complimentary use of boots, waterproof trousers,
        vegetarian dishes are always available, and chefs can cater to most dietary                                         and trekking poles, all of which are delivered to your accommodation,
        requirements with some advance notice. Freshly prepared 24-hour room                                                courtesy of our exclusive concierge service.
        service is available for all guests, including the option to enjoy breakfast
        in bed.
                                                                                                                            Share your adventure with daily blogposts and a voyage journal
                                                                                                                            Invite friends and loved ones to follow your adventures in real time and
        An open bar & more
                                                                                                                            online, where we share photographs and publish day-by-day blogposts
        Another A&K exclusive: enjoy an open bar throughout your voyage with                                                authored by our expedition team. On your return, look forward to receiving
        regular opportunities to cap off unforgettable days over cocktails in our                                           your complimentary A&K voyage journal, showcasing highlights from your
        two lounges. The Panoramic Lounge provides a relaxing atmosphere and                                                Luxury Expedition Cruise.
        spectacular ocean views, and the Club Lounge features vibrant live music
        every evening. In addition to this, guests can enjoy early-riser coffees,
        afternoon tea with pastries, evening snacks, and a fully stocked mini-fridge
        in every room.

        Local cuisine ashore
        On A&K cultural voyages to Italy, Greece, Japan, and the Baltics, days                                                       We knew it would be wonderful
        ashore often include unforgettable meals at local establishments. Ranging
        from cooking demonstrations and lunch at a scenic farm to dining at                                                          and it exceeded our expectations
        signature restaurants handpicked by our culinary experts, each experience
        affords an even deeper dive into the destination’s vibrant culture.
                                                                                                                                             in every category
                                                                                                                                                                Mr S, 2018

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Join A&K Philanthropy in support                                                                                       A&K Philanthropy is proud to support these vital
                                                                                                                            projects in the pristine Antarctic and Arctic regions
     of an unwavering commitment to
     conservation and lasting change                                                                                        CONSERVATION
                                                                                                                            Antarctica climate change project
                                                                                                                            AKP supports Dr James McClintock in his pioneering research on the effects
     Building on a legacy of partnership                                                                                    of climate change on the marine life of the Southern Ocean by contributing
     Established in 1982, A&K Philanthropy (AKP) is dedicated to supporting                                                 to the purchase of essential supplies and equipment.
     the vibrant environments and communities we are so privileged to explore.                                              Experienced on Classic Antarctica
     As part of our ongoing mission, AKP works with local communities to
     improve education, conservation, healthcare, and enterprise in more than                                               ENTERPRISE & EDUCATION
     40 projects spanning all seven continents – a philanthropic commitment                                                 Indigenous artisan support & ArtsCan Circle
     unrivalled in the travel industry.                                                                                     Through an on-board art auction featuring rare works from the province of
                                                                                                                            Nunavut, AKP provides financial support to the territory’s indigenous artists
     Experience an AKP project firsthand in Antarctica                                                                      and ArtsCan Circle, a musical education programme for at-risk young people.
     AKP is proud to support numerous projects in the polar regions, some of                                                Experienced on The Northwest Passage: From Greenland to the Bering Sea
     which you may experience on an A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise. Join
     us on 3-15 January 2021 for our Classic Antarctica voyage, with special                                                CONSERVATION
     programming and an AKP focus on our changing planet. Travel with                                                       The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
     Dr James McClintock, an esteemed university professor and prominent                                                    AKP financially supports ACAP in the development of seabird bycatch
     Antarctic-research scientist, who shares insights on the power of                                                      mitigation measures and devices used to protect seabirds from long-line
     environmental conservation. Take part in his fascinating lecture series                                                fishing operations.
     on climate change while catching a glimpse of rare marine life along                                                   Experienced on all polar voyages
     the Antarctic Peninsula. Guests can enjoy an exclusive A&K visit to the
     US Palmer Research Station (weather permitting) and may present new
     equipment to its scientists. For more on Classic Antarctica, see page 20.                                              EDUCATION
                                                                                                                            Húsavík Whale Museum and Research Centre
                                                                                                                            Since 2013, AKP remains the largest NGO supporter and financial
                                                                                                                            contributor to this museum’s incredible blue whale exhibit.
                                                                                                                            Experienced on Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

            Thank you for sharing your love of
          Antarctica, conservation awareness, and                                                                                    Look for this symbol for opportunities to experience
                                                                                                                                    A&K Philanthropy on your Luxury Expedition Cruise
             passion for what you do with us
                                            Mrs S, 2019                                                                                            For a complete list of AKP projects,
                                                                                                                                                     please visit akphilanthropy.org

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ANTARCTICA
                                                                                                                                                             Buenos Aires            From Iguazu Falls
                                                                                                                                             A RG E NT INA
                                               Classic Antarctica
                                          7-19 Dec 2020 | 13 days from £11,295 (was £13,735)
                                           3-15 Jan 2021 | 13 days from £12,110 (was £14,545)

                                     Iguazu Falls pre-tour extension | Four days from £3,160                                                           Ushuaia
                                      Ushuaia post-tour extension | Three days from £1,947

                                  Embark on an award-winning Luxury Expedition Cruise to the                                                                      D R A K E
                                                                                                                                                                 PASSAG E       South Shetland
                                    centrepiece of the Southern Hemisphere, extraordinary                                                                                          Islands
                                                                                                                                                 Danco Coast
                                   Antarctica, where towering icebergs, sheer glaciers, and
                                     abundant wildlife make for the adventure of a lifetime

                                                                                                                                                                                                   ARRIVE/DEPART
                                                                                                                                                         A NTA RCT ICA                               AIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CRUISE
                                                                                                                                                                                                     EXTENSION

                                                                                                                                            DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina                                   DAY 3: Ushuaia
         A & K A D VA N TA G E S                                                                                                            Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel,               Fly to the charming port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost
                                                                                                                                            where you can spend the rest of the day exploring the                   city in the world. On arrival, enjoy a gourmet lunch at the
    Cruise for 10 nights aboard luxurious Le Lyrial                              Discover rare wildlife on a voyage ideally timed with    local area at your leisure.                                             Arakur resort, taking in panoramic city and mountain
     with balcony accommodation guaranteed and                                     the peak of the austral summer                           Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires                                  vistas as you dine. Time and weather permitting, take a
     a guest capacity limited to just 199, only when                                                                                                                                                                guided walk in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve or simply
                                                                                  Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for five action-packed   DAY 2: Buenos Aires
     exclusively chartered by A&K                                                                                                                                                                                   relax with a cappuccino and enjoy scenic views of Ushuaia.
                                                                                   days with excursions led by the region’s best guides     Experience the Latin passion and vibrant atmosphere                     This afternoon, transfer to your ship and settle in for your
    Begin your journey with a two-night stay at luxury                                                                                     that define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic
                                                                                  Enjoy an enhanced photography voyage on the                                                                                      first night onboard. Acquaint yourself with the vessel as you
     Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau on Alvear Avenue in                                                                                           mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles,
                                                                                   7 December departure with additional programming                                                                                 stroll across the decks, relax in the lounge, and mingle with
     Buenos Aires, Argentina                                                                                                                contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures
                                                                                   led by dedicated A&K photo coaches                                                                                               fellow guests before your voyage. From your private balcony
    Sail with an exceptional crew curated by A&K,                                                                                          such as parrillas (steakhouses). This morning, choose                   or the outside decks, soak up the views as you cruise the
                                                                                  Experience an A&K Philanthropy (AKP) focus on            from a selection of included excursions and experience the
     featuring our award-winning expedition team, an                                                                                                                                                                beautiful Beagle Channel, then head out to sea.
                                                                                   climate change research with the 3 January departure,    city’s best gems alongside local A&K guides. You may, for
     experienced service staff and crew, and an impressive                                                                                                                                                          Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D
                                                                                   sailing with special guest and noted Antarctic           example, choose a panoramic city tour followed by a tango
     ratio of one staff member to every 1.3 guests
                                                                                   researcher, Dr James McClintock, who leads a             demonstration, or a tour focused on Buenos Aires’ lively                DAYS 4 & 5: The Drake Passage
    Enjoy all-inclusive cruising covering on-board meals                          behind-the-scenes tour at US Palmer Research             street art scene. In the afternoon, meet with your fellow               The journey south toward Antarctica is an exciting one,
     and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition 		                            Station (weather permitting)                             adventurers for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing.              furthered by the knowledge of our expedition team and
     gear, port charges, tips, Traveller’s Valet®                                                                                           Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires | Meals: B                       enrichment experts who are with you every step of the
     laundry service, and complimentary wifi                                                                                                                                                                        way. Set out into the Drake Passage, an expanse of water

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nearly 1,000 kilometres wide, where the Southern Ocean
                                                                                   Enhanced photo coaching

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ANTARCTICA
currents are squeezed between South America’s southern
tip and Antarctica’s northernmost reaches. An important                            Enjoy additional photo programming on the 7 December
trade route in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the icy                          departure with comprehensive lectures for all skill levels,
conditions that define this passage once made the journey                          hands-on tutorials and tips on location for shooting in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Best of the
an arduous one, but the stabiliser-equipped Le Lyrial                              extreme Antarctic environment
handles it with ease. After lunch, enjoy a stimulating
presentation from an expert lecturer or join your fellow
naturalists on the deck to observe whale and an abundant                                                                                                                                                                                White Continent
range of seabirds feasting on the Drake’s krill-rich waters.
It’s all just a taste of the educational enrichment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A profoundly moving place, Antarctica
wildlife you will encounter in the days to come. Later,                                                                                                                                                                             is a continent governed by peace
catch up with your expedition team about the itinerary
for the following day.                                                                                                                                                                                                             and science. Only in this wondrous
Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wilderness can you discover these
                                                                                                                                                    Climate change up close
                                                                                                                                                 On the 3 January departure, join respected Antarctic                                       inspiring highlights
                                                                                                                                                 scientist Dr James McClintock for a rare visit to US Palmer
                                                                                                                                                 Research Station to learn about the continent’s most exciting
                                                                                                                                                 developments and discoveries (conditions permitting)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Parading penguin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You’ve not seen penguin until you’ve seen them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in Antarctica, where you can observe behaviours
DAYS 6-10: Antarctica                                                                                                                                                                                                         including nesting, pebble pilfering, and their unique
As the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands                                                                                                                                                                           calls known as ‘ecstatic display’
glimmer on the horizon, a sense of excitement builds.
Travel in the comfort of your luxury cruiser, enjoying
engaging lectures from members of the expedition team
on topics ranging from birdlife to photography and
history. Dependent on weather, sea, ice, and wildlife
conditions, Antarctic expeditions demand spontaneity and                                                                                         Mesmerising geology
no two are ever the same. With this in mind, your captain                                                                                        So much more than the glaciers, Antarctica’s
and expedition team carefully plan your itinerary and                                                                                            dramatically diverse landscapes also include idyllic bays
                                                                                                                                                 peppered with ice floes, narrow passages bordered by
daily excursions that may include the following areas:
                                                                                                                                                 steep cliffs, and volcanic islands with geothermal black sands
Antarctic Sound: At the northernmost tip of the
Antarctic mainland, this body of water features some
of the best sightseeing spots on the peninsula and a
proliferation of giant icebergs. Recognised for its vast
numbers of bird species, the sound is home to the largest
breeding colonies of Adélie penguin in Antarctica.
Look forward to opportunities to land on remote
islands bursting with wildlife as well as a possible chance
to experience a continental landing on the northwest
tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
South Shetland Islands: Antarctic research stations,
remarkable history, amazing geological features, and
abundant wildlife define these islands off the shore
of the Antarctic Peninsula. Our expedition team
organises opportunities to visit a wide range of sites
                                                                                   Whales galore
                                                                                   Humpback, minke, blue, and fin — just some of the
including working research stations, volcanic islands,
                                                                                   10 species of whale found in numbers in the waters
and historic areas as well as gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap                        surrounding Antarctica. A thrilling sight from many
penguin rookeries.                                                                 vantage points with A&K

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ANTARCTICA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Iguazu Falls pre-tour extension
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Four days from £3,160
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Price includes internal flights (Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Discover Iguazu Falls, visiting the Argentine and Brazilian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sides of one of South America’s greatest natural wonders

Danco Coast: Bordering the South Shetland Islands                              photos in the stunning low light that is characteristic of
                                                                                                                                                 L U X U R Y A C C O M M O D AT I O N
along the Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famed                        Antarctica’s long, ethereal twilight.
for its scenic waterways. Enjoying the comfort of Le Lyrial,                   Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D
sail through some of its most photogenic channels, straits,
and bays.                                                                      DAYS 11 & 12: Cruising the Drake Passage
                                                                               Bid farewell to Antarctica and begin your voyage back to
                                                                               Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of Argentina. The ship’s
                                                                               return through the Drake Passage is an interlude for recap
                                                                               and reflection, allowing time to compare notes with your
                                                                               expert lecturers on the wildlife, history, and geology of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ushuaia post-tour extension
                                                                               the White Continent. Spend time with newfound friends          Le Lyrial                                    Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Three days from £1,947
                                                                               in the comfortable common areas of Le Lyrial, enjoy quiet      See pages 86-91 for detailed                 Buenos Aires                            Explore the Southern Andes, venturing off-road at Lake
                                                                               relaxation on your own private balcony, or attend some         information about Le Lyrial                  Neoclassical luxury with gardens        Fagnano and cruising to Gabe Island for forested hikes
                                                                               final fascinating talks given by your captivating expedition
Each day of the cruise begins with an early breakfast
                                                                               team. While cruising through this historic passage,
followed by a morning excursion on a swift Zodiac (a
                                                                               you may spot various species of whale and seabird
sturdy inflatable boat). Helmed by expert A&K drivers,                                                                                           D AT E S & P R I C I N G
                                                                               including the elusive albatross and the giant petrel –
each excursion is accompanied by lecturers and made
                                                                               an opportunistic predator and scavenger nicknamed                                                                                               INCLUDES HOTEL ROOM UPGRADE + ON-BOARD BUTLER SERVICE
up of no more than 10 guests. After exciting mornings
                                                                               the ‘stinker’. The immense albatross is an especially
discovering native species and striking terrain, return                                                                                                                       Category 1   Category 2      Category 3    Category 4       Category 5    Category 6       Category 7    Category 8 Category 9
                                                                               stunning sight to behold. These wandering birds boast a
to Le Lyrial for lunch, and to relax. Take some time                                                                                                                             Classic       Deluxe        Premier      Prestige          Premier       Privilege    Grand deluxe Grand privilege Owner’s
                                                                               wingspan of over 3.5 metres and are capable of gliding         Guaranteed                      stateroom     stateroom      stateroom          suite        two-room      two-room         two-room    three-room       suite
to observe the wildlife-rich waters that surround you,                                                                                        departure                                                                                         suite          suite           suite          suite
                                                                               through the air for hours at a time in search of food.
searching for everything from fin whale, humpback
                                                                               Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D                                       7-19 Dec 2020                    £13,735       £15,360        £16,175       £22,675         £25,930       £27,555           £29,995       £34,060 £35,685
whale, and orca, to Antarctic and imperial shag. In the
                                                                                                                                              Early booking discount price*    £11,295       £12,920        £13,735      £20,240          £23,490        £25,115          £27,555       £31,620 £33,245
afternoons, depart for your second excursion which may                         DAY 13: Depart Ushuaia
                                                                                                                                              Single supplement                  £9,350        £10,975        £11,625      £16,095           £19,185      £20,730          £23,005       £26,910    £28,455
include visiting a scientific research station, hiking on a                    Le Lyrial docks at Ushuaia this morning. After breakfast,
sheltered beach packed with basking southern elephant                          bid a fond farewell to your crew and fellow guests before      3-15 Jan 2021                   £14,545         £16,175       £16,985      £23,490          £27,555        £29,180         £30,805        £35,685    £37,310
seal, or circumnavigating colossal icebergs that serve as                      disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your flight to       Early booking discount price*     £12,110      £13,735       £14,545        £21,050          £25,115      £26,740           £28,370       £33,245 £34,870
floating homes to seal and penguin. After full days of                         Buenos Aires, where you connect to your international          Single supplement                 £10,325        £11,545        £12,195         £16,910      £20,730        £22,275          £23,820       £28,455   £30,000
adventure, evenings aboard your luxury cruiser invite                          flight home; or join our new Ushuaia post-tour extension.
you to unwind over cocktails in the cosy lounge before                         Meals: B                                                       Economy flights from £728 (Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires)
dinner in the elegant dining room. Afterwards, recap the
                                                                                                                                              Prices are per person and based on two sharing. *Early booking discount is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
day’s discoveries with your naturalist guides, chat on deck                    Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be
                                                                                                                                              Journey details
with fellow guests, or seize the opportunity to capture                        adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather,   This journey contains some active elements including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain, and optional challenging hikes.
                                                                               wildlife, ice, medical emergencies, and other conditions       Minimum age is 7 years. Categories 4-9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
                                                                               beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the captain

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ANTARCTICA
                                                                                                                                                                                    From Iguazu Falls
                                                                                                                                                              Buenos Aires

                                Antarctica, South Georgia                                                                                          A RGENTINA                                    SOUT H

                                 & the Falkland Islands
                                                                                                                                                                                                AT L A N T I C
                                                                                                                                                                                                 OC E A N

                                17 Dec 2020-5 Jan 2021 | 20 days from £17,800 (was £21,050)
                                     13-30 Jan 2021 | 18 days from £16,985 (was £20,240)                                                                                     Falkland Islands             South
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Georgia
                                                                                                                                                       Ushuaia                                            Island
                                     Iguazu Falls pre-tour extension | Four days from £3,160                                                                                 South Shetland
                                      Ushuaia post-tour extension | Three days from £1,947                                                                      D R A K E
                                                                                                                                                                                Islands
                                                                                                                                                               PASSAG E

                    Experience this panoramic adventure with passionate A&K experts aboard Le Lyrial
                                                                                                                                                Danco Coast
                     in guaranteed balcony accommodation. Explore the best of the Southern Ocean,
                       including the colourful and cultural Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia                                                                                                ARRIVE/DEPART
                                                                                                                                                                                                       AIR
                         with its incredible rookeries of king penguin, and the majesty of Antarctica                                          A NTA RCTICA                                            CRUISE
                                                                                                                                                                                                       EXTENSION

       Search for true Antarctic penguins, like the Adélie                                                                                                                                                              Take in the dramatic, rare wilderness of South Georgia

                                                                                                                                              DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina                                     DAY 2: Buenos Aires
         A & K A D VA N TA G E S
                                                                                                                                              Arrive in Argentina’s vibrant capital city. Transfer                      With its open boulevards and classical buildings,
                                                                                                                                              to your hotel and enjoy time at your leisure.                             romantic and exciting Buenos Aires exudes a contagious
    Cruise for 15 nights (13 January departure) or 17 nights                     Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote      Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires                                    energy. Today, explore hidden treasures with expert
     (17 December departure) on elegant Le Lyrial, enjoying                        archipelago full of cultural history and myriad wildlife                                                                             A&K local guides, choosing from a selection of included
     guaranteed balcony accommodation and a guest                                                                                                                                                                       excursions. Opt to see Buenos Aires on a guided tour
                                                                                  Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, visiting
     capacity limited to just 199, only when exclusively                                                                                                                                                                followed by a tango demonstration, or dive into the
                                                                                   spectacular king penguin colonies and legendary sites
     chartered by A&K                                                                                                                                                                                                   edgy street art scene on a guided tour of the city’s most
                                                                                   that tell the story of Antarctica’s greatest explorer,
    Begin your journey with two nights at the beautiful Park                      Sir Ernest Shackleton                                                                                                                remarkable pieces. Tonight, join your fellow travellers and
     Hyatt Palacio Duhau on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires                                                                                                                                                               A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing.
                                                                                  Experience the best of Antarctica during excursions                                                                                  Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires | Meals: B
    Sail with an exceptional crew hand-picked by A&K,                             led by an expedition team deeply in tune with the
     featuring our award-winning expedition team,                                  local environment                                                                                                                    DAY 3: Ushuaia
     an experienced service staff and crew, and an                                                                                                                                                                      Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the
                                                                                  Enjoy additional family programming on our extended
     impressive on-board ratio of one staff member to                                                                                                                                                                   southernmost tip of South America. On arrival, enjoy
                                                                                   voyage (17 December departure), featuring exciting
     every 1.3 guests                                                                                                                                                                                                   lunch at the Arakur resort and, time and weather
                                                                                   workshops, events, and excursions led by our dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        permitting, take a relaxing walk in the Cerro Alarken
    Enjoy all-inclusive cruising covering on-board meals                          young explorers guides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nature Reserve, or simply sit back with a cappuccino and
     and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        soak in views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Later,
     gear, port charges, tips, Traveller’s Valet®
     laundry service, and complimentary wifi

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board Le Lyrial and settle into your stateroom where you                       A&K’s resident photo coach, who is on hand to share tips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ANTARCTICA
can savour the scenery from your own private balcony.                          and answer questions. The cool waters in these parts are
Throughout your journey, benefit from immersive                                rich in krill, making them a favourite with local wildlife
insight in our exciting enrichment programmes both                             searching for food. With the help of your naturalist guides,
onboard and ashore, and an expedition team that is
second to none. Stroll along the decks and explore the
                                                                               spot whales and seabirds from the deck of Le Lyrial.
                                                                               Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D                                                                                                                    Best of the
common spaces as you get know your luxury cruiser and
home for the next 15 nights. You may even want to toast                                                                                                                                                                  Southern Ocean
to your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.
Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D                                                                                                                                                                                              South Georgia, the Falkland Islands,
DAY 4: Cruising the South Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Antarctica – the stars of the Southern
As you sail east for the Falkland Islands, your expedition                                                                                                                                                          Ocean – are characterised by panoramic
team kicks off an informal series of enlightening daily
discussions on the flora and fauna, geology, and history                                                                                                                                                             views and abundant wildlife. These are
of the region. These lectures span diverse topics such                                                                                                                                                                   some of the highlights you may
as seabirds and penguins of the Southern Ocean,                                                                                                                   South Georgia Island
the formation of sea ice over thousands of years, and                                                                                              A remarkable wildlife wonderland, this glaciated                        experience when you visit
personal accounts of living and working in Antarctica.                                                                                                island is home to 30 species of birds – twice as
Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy working with                                                                                                    many as in Antarctica – including 450,000
                                                                                                                                                                                pairs of king penguin

Legendary exploration                                                                                                                            An incredible family programme
In Grytviken, visit the gravesite of famed polar                                                                                                   Cruise on our 17 December holiday expedition
explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose courageous                                                                                                 and enjoy special family programming for all ages,
expeditions defined Antarctica’s Heroic Age                                                                                                         led by dedicated A&K young explorers guides

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Unparalleled Antarctica
                                                                                                 Expert photography coaching                                                                                   Renowned for its extraordinary geology and wildlife,
                                                                                                  On every A&K voyage, opt to enjoy photo                                                                      the White Continent boasts treasures that include
                                                                                          programming, led by A&K’s dedicated professional                                                                     Deception Island and the photogenic Lemaire Channel,
                                                                                               photographers and designed for all skill levels                                                                 also known as ‘Kodak Alley’

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DAY 5: Falkland Islands                                                        DAYS 6 & 7: Cruising the South Atlantic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ANTARCTICA
Arrive in the Falkland Islands and enjoy myriad                                As you approach South Georgia, deck-side sightings of
opportunities to explore. You may visit the remote                             whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Spend
western islands, home to Magellanic and rockhopper                             your time listening to informative lectures and casual
penguin, as well as striking hourglass dolphin species                         talks with your guides, leaving your knowledge of the
such as the Commerson and NB Peale.                                            region greatly enriched. Scan the seas to spot marine
Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D                                                       mammals and seabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-
                                                                               rich waters past the islands of Shag Rocks.
                                                                               Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D

                                                                               DAYS 8-10: South Georgia
                                                                               South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the
                                                                               Andes mountain range, and your days here are spent
                                                                               exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores.
                                                                               Weather and ice conditions determine our schedule,
                                                                               which may include stops along the northeast coastline of
                                                                               the island and opportunities to see the nesting albatross,
                                                                               as well as vast colonies of king penguin and Southern
                                                                               elephant seal. You may also visit iconic historic sites
                                                                               alongside an A&K historian, where you learn about the
                                                                               whaling era; the Heroic Age of polar exploration; and
                                                                               Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton,
                                                                               who is buried here on South Georgia Island at Grytviken.
                                                                               Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D

                                                                                                                                            DAYS 11 & 12: Cruising the Scotia Sea                                itinerary includes the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of
                                                                                                                                            During your time cruising the Scotia Sea – filled with               the South Shetland Islands. Deeply familiar with the region,
                                                                                                                                            marine mammals and fish – your enrichment specialists                your A&K expedition team plots landings that offer the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities to see the continent’s iconic wildlife, including
                                                                                                                                            recap your adventures in South Georgia. Learn more about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguin as well as a wide
                                                                                                                                            this fascinating continent, from the terrain to the hardy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 variety of whale and seal species. Antarctica’s spectacular
                                                                                                                                            wildlife that inhabits it, in engaging lectures. Informative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 geography reveals sherbet-coloured glaciers, snowy mountain
                                                                                                                                            discussions with your expedition team lend further                   peaks, and iceberg-lined channels and bays. Observe wildlife
                                                                                                                                            context to your observations, ensuring your experience               on the coastline and in the waters, all from the comfort of
                                                                                                                                            reaches far beyond that of most travellers.                          your private balcony and the outer decks of your ship.
                                                                                                                                            Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D                                             Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DAYS 16 & 17: Cruising the Drake Passage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bid farewell to Antarctica as Le Lyrial heads north for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to watch the wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 while reflecting on an incredible journey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Le Lyrial | Meals: B L D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DAY 18: Depart Ushuaia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 After breakfast, depart from Ushuaia. Transfer to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 where you connect to your flight home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Meals: B
                                                                                                                                            DAYS 13-15: Antarctica
                                                                                                                                            Antarctica’s many magical displays include gargantuan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may
                                                                                                                                            icebergs, mountains thrusting out of the ocean, and                  be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including
                                                                                                                                            glaciers curling from the tops of seaside cliffs. Arrive             weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies, and other
                                                                                                                                            today on the shores of the incredible White Continent for            conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion
                                                                                                                                            exciting days of exploration. Conditions permitting, your            of the captain

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ANTARCTICA
                                                                                                                                                                           Experience an epic
                                                                                                                                                                           family adventure on
                                                                                                                                                                           our 17 December 2020
                                                                                                                                                                           holiday expedition
                                                                                        Iguazu Falls pre-tour extension
                                                                                        Four days from £3,160
                                                                                        Price includes internal flights (Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)
                                                                                                                                                                           Perfectly timed for the ultimate winter break
                                                                                        Discover Iguazu Falls, visiting the Argentine and Brazilian                        Our experts designed this voyage to coincide ideally with
                                                                                        sides of one of South America’s greatest natural wonders                           the school holidays, so that families can enjoy an exciting
                                                                                                                                                                           adventure with minimal days out of school. We’ve also built
                                                                                                                                                                           in two extra days in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands
                                                                                                                                                                           for added exploration as well as special festivities for an
                                                                                                                                                                           unforgettable winter at sea.

                                                                                                                                                                           Meet our young explorers guides
     L U X U R Y A C C O M M O D AT I O N                                                                                                                                  Selected for their depth of experience and skill in working
                                                                                                                                                                           with young people, A&K’s dedicated young explorers guides
                                                                                                                                                                           deliver an exciting programme of activities designed for
                                                                                                                                                                           all age groups. Twice-daily activities include everything
                                                                                                                                                                           from nautical knot-tying with a former British Royal
                                                                                        Ushuaia post-tour extension                                                        Marine Commando, kids-only scavenger hunts, deep-sea
                                                                                        Three days from £1,947                                                             presentations with a marine biologist, and a photo-coaching
Le Lyrial                                      Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau,
                                                                                        Explore the Southern Andes, venturing off-road at Lake                             workshop just for teens.
See pages 86-91 for detailed                   Buenos Aires
information about Le Lyrial                    Neoclassical luxury with gardens         Fagnano, and cruising to Gabe Island for forested hikes
                                                                                                                                                                           Highlights of A&K’s 20-day holiday voyage
                                                                                                                                                                              Enjoy everything featured on our 18-day voyage plus
     D AT E S & P R I C I N G
                                                                                                                                                                               additional days in the Falkland Islands and Antarctica
                                                                                     INCLUDES HOTEL ROOM UPGRADE + ON-BOARD BUTLER SERVICE                                     as well as special family programming led by young
                                 Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 Category 6                            Category 7           Category 8 Category 9       explorers guides
                                     Classic         Deluxe      Premier          Prestige       Premier        Privilege   Grand deluxe Grand privilege         Owner’s
Guaranteed                        stateroom       stateroom    stateroom             suite     two-room        two-room        two-room     three-room             suite      Look forward to exciting days at sea for all ages with
departure                                                                                           suite           suite           suite          suite
                                                                                                                                                                               activities that include dissecting squid, creating Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                               fish prints, photography workshops led by A&K’s resident
17 Dec 2020–                      £21,050        £23,490        £24,710      £33,245          £38,935          £41,375         £44,630               £51,135   £52,760         photo coach, and a special visit to the ship’s high-tech
5 Jan 2021
                                                                                                                                                                               bridge to see the crew in action
Early booking discount price*     £17,800        £20,240       £21,460       £29,995          £35,685          £38,125          £41,375             £47,880    £49,505
Single supplement                  £15,200          £17,070       £17,155     £24,550           £29,915         £32,275          £35,365             £41,545    £43,090       Embark on special excursions designed for our youngest
Child (7-18) sharing with          £10,890           £12,110     £12,675                                    For more details, please contact A&K                               explorers including a visit to a sheep-shearing farm and
adult(s) – includes additional
family programming
                                                                                                                                                                               the local museum in Port Stanley, a kids-only Zodiac
                                                                                                                                                                               ride, and a lesson with a naturalist guide
13-30 Jan 2021                    £20,240         £22,675      £23,895       £32,435           £38,125        £40,565           £43,815            £50,320      £51,945
Early booking discount price*     £16,985         £19,425      £20,645       £29,180          £34,870          £37,310         £40,565              £47,070    £48,695        Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s
Single supplement                  £14,635         £16,420       £17,395      £23,740           £29,185          £31,460         £34,550             £40,730     £41,625
                                                                                                                                                                               Eve with Zodiac rides past breaching whale, hikes along
                                                                                                                                                                               snowy penguin ‘highways’, and spirited festivities on
Economy flights from £728 (Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires)                                                                                                                  luxurious Le Lyrial
Prices are per person and based on two sharing. *Early booking discount is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
17 Dec 2020 holiday voyage includes two additional days in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. View full 20-day itinerary at abercrombiekent.co.uk.
Journey details
This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain, and optional challenging hikes.
Minimum age is 7 years. Categories 4-9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.

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Arctic Cruise Adventure:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE ARCTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                   S VA L B A R D
                                                                                                                                                                                    ISL A NDS

                     In Search of the Polar Bear                                                                                                  GR EENL A ND                               SPITSBERGEN
                                                                                                                                                                                               Longyearbyen
                         31 Jul-14 Aug 2020 | 15 days from £13,410 (was £14,630)
                                                                                                                                                                                   G RE E N L A N D
                           Reykjavík post-tour extension | Four days from £3,898                                                                                                        SE A
                                                                                                                                                     Scoresby Sound

                   Voyage in guaranteed balcony accommodation onboard Le Boreal                                                                                             N O RW E G I A N
                    to pristine Arctic islands, visiting Norway’s polar bear haven of                                                                                            SE A
                                                                                                                                                                         Húsavík
                       Svalbard, an Inuit village on Greenland’s Scoresby Sound,                                                                               Grundarfjörður
                                                                                                                                                 Reykjavík
                                   and Iceland’s verdant West Fjords                                                                                           ICEL A ND

                                                                                                                                                                              N O R WAY
                                                                                                                                               ARRIVE/DEPART
                                                                                                                                                 AIR                                           Oslo
                                                                                                                                                 CRUISE

                                                                                                                                            31 JUL: Arrive Oslo, Norway                                              1 AUG: Oslo to Longyearbyen, Svalbard
         A & K A D VA N TA G E S
                                                                                                                                            Arrive in Oslo, Norway’s capital city and your gateway to                Board an early morning charter flight to Longyearbyen,
                                                                                                                                            the Arctic, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.                on the island of Spitsbergen, the capital of Svalbard.
    Cruise for 13 nights through the Arctic’s wildest                            Experience a vast breadth of Arctic wildlife habitats,   This evening, join fellow guests for a cocktail reception.               This sovereign Arctic archipelago of Norway is one of the
     regions on luxurious Le Boreal, enjoying guaranteed                           including the polar bear haven of Svalbard, where        Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen                              most remote groups of islands on the planet, with nearly
     balcony accommodation, available only when 		                                 A&K enjoys unrestricted access to landing sites due to                                                                            two-thirds of its surface covered in luminous glaciers.
     exclusively chartered by A&K                                                  our impressive maximum capacity of just 199 guests                                                                                Tour the tiny town and its Arctic Museum. This afternoon,
                                                                                   Cruise to the remote east coast of Greenland and                                                                                  board your expedition cruiser.
    Sail with A&K’s award-winning expedition team,                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Le Boreal | Meals: B L D
     including a geologist, historian, ornithologist, botanist,                    explore Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Scoresby Sound,
     and marine biologist, as well as a team of field naturalists                  and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit                                                                                         2-5 AUG: Cruising the Svalbard Archipelago
     and Zodiac driver-guides                                                                                                                                                                                        Very few people get the opportunity to view the remote
                                                                                  Discover North Iceland and the whale-watching village
	Enjoy all-inclusive cruising, complete with on-board                            of Húsavík, where you can experience a private,                                                                                   wilderness of the Svalbard Islands. The exquisite
     meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions,                                    behind-the-scenes tour of the renowned Húsavík                                                                                    assortment of flora that peppers this barren landscape
     expedition gear, port charges, tips, Traveller’s Valet®                       Whale Museum                                                                                                                      attracts an incredibly rich variety of birds, as well as
     laundry service, and complimentary wifi                                                                                                                                                                         polar bear, walrus, and Svalbard reindeer. Observe these
                                                                                  Visit Iceland’s West Fjords, exploring the village of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     animals in their natural habitat, among the shimmering
    Benefit from expert photography guidance,                                     Grundarfjörður and Snæfellsnes Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     glaciers and craggy mountain peaks. The primary
     with lectures and workshops given by a dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     objective of this voyage is to search for polar bear as
     A&K photo-coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     they roam in their natural habitat. Cruising on A&K’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     exclusive charter limited to just 199 guests grants us a

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