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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

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December 14, 2016: Ushuaia, Argentina: At the Edge of the World

Quite auspicious that we should begin this adventure yesterday on the 105th anniversary of Amundsen’s attaining the South Pole on December 14, 1911. It was at 3pm on that day that Amundsen and his team arrived on that flat, uninspiring piece of ice at 90 degrees South. Guests have flown in from all corners of the globe to this city at the end of the world. Despite its …

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[4 Mar 2017 | One Comment | ]

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December 29, 2016: Onboard ‘Le Lyrial’

Last evening our new guests arrived at ‘Le Lyrial’ between 4 and 5 pm. After lunch at the Arakur Hotel, many had gone on a hike, and brought a huge amount of mud on board via the soles of their boots. It is easy to see how grass seeds, etc are easily transferred to places like South Georgia and Antarctica in this manner. Ship’s staff who had so diligently cleaned ‘Le …

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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

 
Carnival Cruise Line earned top honors in the Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines category at the 2016 Maritime Awards of the Americas.  The honor was presented to Carnival by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS) at the organization’s annual conference in Miami.
The awards utilize a detailed point system to recognize companies from both the public and private sector of North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, that employ environmental practices and procedures that result in measurable outcomes …

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[17 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

Aug 16 – 27, 2016
A&K’s 2016 Iceland & Greenland cruise departed on August 16, and we will be providing daily cruise updates on the blog. Check back often under A&K’s Trip Logs.

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August 16, 2016: Arrival in Reykjavik

After assembling at Radisson 1919 Hotel in the attractive city center of Reykjavik, the capital of the Icelandic Republic. Our friendly A&K representatives checked us in before we were free to roam the small but quaint city center. The town also had a number of shops with a wide range of souvenirs, …

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[5 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

Aug 2 – 16, 2016
A&K’s 2016 Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland departed on August 2, and we will be providing daily cruise updates on the blog. Check back often under A&K’s Trip Logs.

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August 3, 2016: Arrival in Longyearbyen

After leaving the Grand Hotel in Oslo City Center early in the morning, departing for the airport and the start of our Arctic Adventure, we board our charter flight to Longyearbyen, the capital of the Svalbard archipelago.
By midday, we had arrived at our destination and were met by …

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[17 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

May 13 – 26, 2016
A&K’s 2016 Wonders of Japan Cruise departed on May 13, 2016, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas on board exclusively chartered ‘Le Soleal.’ We will be providing daily cruise updates on the blog so check back often under A&K’s Trip Logs.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016: Kyoto, Immersed

Breakfast in the appropriately named Garden Room, with its breath-taking views of the adjacent garden, began our full day immersed in Kyoto’s deep and rich cultural history.
During the warm, bright, sunny day that followed, we managed to …

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[7 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 23, 2015) –  Princess Cruises announced today its 2016 cruise vacations to Europe featuring five ships sailing to over 130 destinations from the corners of the Mediterranean to the northernmost tip of Europe.  Guests can choose from itineraries ranging from three to 48 days and on ships ranging from the cruise line’s newest and largest Royal Princess and Regal Princess; to its deluxe Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess; and its small ship, Pacific Princess, wh…
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[5 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 24, 2015) – Next summer, six Princess Cruises ships will sail Alaska’s scenic wonderland, offering multiple itinerary options, innovative onboard native cultural experiences and a variety of land and sea vacation packages for further exploring the 49th state’s magnificent interior.  The line’s signature Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, with its unrivaled glacier-viewing opportunities, will be offered on Coral Princess, Star Princess and Island Princess between Wh…
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[5 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

May 1-26, 2016
Around the World in Pictures, Featuring Geoffrey Kent
Of all the untold journeys A&K founder Geoffrey Kent has planned in the past fifty years, this may be the most remarkable yet. Designed and hosted by Kent himself, this features destinations not yet on the radar of most travellers. Beginning in the Tropics, with eye-opening visits to Colombia, French Polynesia and the Solomon Islands, they’ll continue to the Philippines, one of the best places on earth to see whale sharks. Then guests will discover life on the Mongolian steppes, before …

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[1 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 2, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc announced today that its Princess Cruises brand, the top North American cruise line in Japan, will offer an array of Japan voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2016 that circumnavigate the country, visiting the top-rated ports with two new ports of call on the island of Kyushu, along with visits to Korea, Taiwan and Russia.  The voyages are designed to offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to…
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