As vast as the Antarctic continent is, the ideal time for exploring it each year is short. With the current season coming to an end, Abercrombie & Kent has announced a limited-time offer on the next departure of its Classic Antarctica cruise (December 12-24, 2018). Book by March 31 and save $6,000 per stateroom (categories 1-3) and receive a $1,500 per person credit when you book international air with A&K.
Many travellers to Antarctica are celebrating their seventh continent so it is an achievement that they want to commemorate. Award-winning photographer — and author of 37 books — Rick Sammon helps guests capture the pristine landscapes of ice and snow as the Austral Summer begins and the ice pack is breaking up. “With more than 20 hours of daylight, the sunrises and sunsets at this time of year offer a changing panorama of color and contrast. This is also the most active time of year in penguin rookeries, with nest building in full swing and early chicks hatching.”
“My goal as a Photo Coach is to help photographers make images that tell the story of what will be one of the greatest adventures of their lives. Most are surprised at the memorable images they can take with a digital SLR or a smartphone camera.”
The Perfect Blend of Luxury and Adventure
Abercrombie & Kent delivers a legendary blend of luxury, adventure and personalized service aboard ‘Le Lyrial,’ one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally-friendly ships sailing in polar waters. By exclusively chartering the ship, A&K limits the capacity to just 199 guests, transforming it into a truly luxurious and intimate yacht. This not only guarantees a private balcony, but Category 1 status in Antarctica, which means no limit on the number of shore landings – both of which are invaluable to photographers.
Hands-On Exploration with the Finest Guides
Daily briefings and hands-on guidance, both on board and on shore, from top marine biologists, ornithologists and geologists help guests get the most out of the experience. Topics range from the practical (identifying seabirds) to the personal (a first-hand account of overwintering on a remote sub-Antarctic island). A shipboard historian shares tales from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, while trained field naturalists provide knowledgeable commentary on shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.
Book by March 31, 2018, to take advantage of a brand-new, limited-time air credit of $1,500 per person plus savings of up to $6,000 per stateroom on A&K’s Classic Antarctica (December 12 – 23, 2018). Twelve days from $11,995 per person, double occupancy* (regularly $14,995). This all-inclusive journey includes pre-cruise accommodations at the five-star Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires, guided sightseeing, on-board lectures, shore excursions, most drinks, and crew and staff gratuities.
For more information on Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition Cruises to Antarctica, contact your travel professional, call 800 554 7094 or go to www.abercrombiekent.com .