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[30 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

From unique scenic beauty to a wealth of biological diversity, South Georgia is a can’t-miss stop on any Antarctic journey, and a compelling destination all its own.

1. It’s the land of a million kings
King penguins are the largest penguin species apart from emperors, and just one of these colorful, three-foot-tall birds is a memorable sight. Imagine, then, setting food amid a colony of hundreds of thousands of king penguins gathered at Salisbury Plain or Gold Harbor, their cries audible for miles around.

2. You’ll see a cornucopia of species
When people think …

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[29 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

As told by A&K guest David Jacobson
When our boys were seven and nine, my wife and I took them on a seven-month trip around the world and visited 21 countries and six different continents. Antarctica was the only one we didn’t hit. We recently got back from A&K’s Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands with our now 13- and 16-year old boys and consider it one of our best trips ever — in the top two to three for sure.
The driving force to go wasn’t really about Antarctica being …

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

A Lot of ‘Wow’ Moments Sailing the Southern Ocean
By Eileen Ogintz from ‘Taking the Kids’
“Wow!” exclaimed ‘Le Boreal’ Captain Etienne Garcia when he’d get on the loudspeaker to alert the passengers that they should grab their cameras and head on deck.
“Wow,” there are humpback whales right next to the ship!
“Wow! A lone Emperor penguin! I haven’t seen one in three years,” he declared.
The 34 kids and teens on board the 200-passenger ‘Le Boreal’ for Abercrombie & Kent’s family holiday trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands had many wow …

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Witness the spectacle of the Great Migration during a luxury travel safari to Kenya and Tanzania, keeping watch for East Africa’s abundant wildlife on game drives through the region’s most stunning parks and reserves. Meet with a Maasai elder and visit a Tanzanian village for authentic insight into daily life. Then, each evening, settle in to boutique camp and luxury lodge accommodations in the heart of the action.
The post Video: Marvel at the Great Migration During an African Safari in Kenya and Tanzania appeared first on Inside the Ampersand.
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[22 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 1, 2010) — Princess Cruises has introduced a new Alaska cruisetour option just for fishermen (and women) as part of the 2011 season. This new 14-day land/sea vacation includes special excursions just for anglers, with opportunities to cast their lines in some of the state’s premiere fishing spots. Participants on the new tour can try their hand at salmon fishing in the Inside Passage from Ketchikan, bottom fishing for halibut near Juneau, and river fishing on two…
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[21 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

 
For the second consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Line has earned both the Program Innovator Award and Green Gateway Partners Award from the Port of Seattle, honoring the cruise line’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
The award was recently presented at the Port of Seattle’s Cruise Annual All Agency Pre-Season Reception held at the World Trade Center on the Seattle waterfront.
The Program Innovator Award recognizes Carnival for its creativity in environmental practices, including the company’s first-ever Environmental/Sustainability Fair held at Carnival’s corporate headquarters in Miami on World Oceans Day. The fair featured representatives …

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[21 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Enjoy a boutique river cruise on the Rhine, with insight from your own Resident Tour Director during an art and architecture-themed European journey. Enjoy everything from exclusive, private tours of the Tinguely Museum and the Vitra Campus with your small group to an excursion to Darmstadt to view Mathildenhöhe. Before and after the cruise in Amsterdam and Basel, stays in centrally located boutique hotels further bring these fascinating destinations to life.
Learn more about Art & Architecture Along the Rhine
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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

 
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, will be the first in the fleet to feature Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a vibrant water park inspired by the whimsical world and words of the legendary children’s author.  The 3,934-passenger vessel is set to debut in Europe April 2, 2018.
The announcement was made by Carnival President Christine Duffy and Dr. Seuss Enterprises President Susan Brandt at Cruise3Sixty, an annual gathering of travel agents held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks builds upon the line’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying …

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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., January 6, 2011 — With New Year’s resolutions fresh in consumers’ minds, Princess Cruises fielded a poll to its Facebook fans to learn which destinations and travel experiences top their bucket lists in 2011. And respondents decisively answered that their number-one destination choice for the coming year is Alaska. One-fourth of respondents resolved to travel to the 49th state in the coming year. Other questions revealed that most are looking for a relaxing vacation and p…
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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Carnival Imagination will serve as the venue for the first-ever “Carnival Playtime” event featuring fun activities and games inspired by the My Little Pony and Transformers TV and movie series. “Carnival Playtime” will take place on three- and four-day voyages of the Carnival Imagination departing Long Beach July 13 to September 17.
An expansion of the line’s Hasbro partnership, the interactive, fun-for-all “Carnival Playtime” activities will be patterned after popular My Little Pony and Transformers characters and will include midway-style games including Rainbow Dash’s cupcake toss, Knock out the Autobots and Target the …