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[5 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

As told to by A&K Expedition Team Member and Antarctic History Lecturer Bob Burton
When I was the director of the museum at South Georgia, I used to weed Earnest Shackleton’s grave. When we visit Grytviken with A&K guests and come ashore, we go out to the cemetery where he’s buried and I lead a toast to “The Boss.”
Shackleton first set off with his men to cross the Antarctic from South Georgia. When his ship ‘Endurance’ sank, he managed an amazing 16-day trip on one of its rescue boats (the ‘James …

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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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[18 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Penguins, icebergs, a top-notch Expedition Team — there are countless reasons why an Antarctica voyage is a true trip of a lifetime. Here are ten of our favorites.

1. Penguins, penguins, and more penguins
The unofficial ambassadors of Antarctica, penguins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the small black-and-white Adélie to the orange-trimmed King, both found exclusively in the Antarctic region. Penguins have no innate fear of humans and visitors often find themselves approached by the curious birds.

2. Every picture is postcard-worthy
If you have a passion for photographing wildlife and …

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[15 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

As told by A&K Naturalist Guide and ornithology buff, Brent Houston
Some of my favorite animals on earth are easily seen in Antarctica, especially if you visit the very beautiful and remote island of South Georgia and the warmer, wildlife-packed Falkland Islands. From the bright-white snow petrel that is unmistakable among the pack ice, to the predatory brown and south polar skuas — those marauders of the penguin colonies — the flying seabirds we encounter as we cross the Drake Passage rival the more popular show-stopping penguins of Antarctica for their …

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[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Cruise to Antarctica on an unforgettable voyage, learning about its unique climate and abundant wildlife from an award-winning expedition team aboard exclusively chartered, all-balcony ‘Le Lyrial.’ Offering unforgettable adventure for every type of traveller, this singular voyage benefits from our 200 successful, inspiring polar expeditions past, as well as expertly crafted itineraries, the highest crew and guide-to-guest ratios and unmatched expertise in topics ranging from marine biology to ornithology, climate change and history.
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[12 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Incredible World Beneath You in Antarctica
Whether on land or beneath the waves, the wildlife in Antarctica is astounding in its variety. Meet some species of whales and seals you’re likely to encounter on your voyage.

Orcas
Also known as killer whales, orcas are not really whales at all but the largest member of the dolphin family — and also its most powerful carnivore. Known for their intelligent, collaborative hunting efforts, pods of orcas can be seen swimming along Antarctic coasts in search of prey, each easily distinguished by its jet-black top …

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[9 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Antarctica is unparalleled, otherworldly, and powerfully moving in a way that is almost impossible to describe. But we’re going to try. A&K is excited to introduce a series of first-hand stories — dispatches, moments, eye-openers — by our guests and Expedition Team about their experiences across the Southern Ocean.

As told by A&K climate change expert and marine biologist Dr. James McClintock from his current research site, Palmer Station in Antarctica
I’m in Antarctica now, and it has me thinking that there is no good reason that anyone who hasn’t been should …

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[7 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

As told by Scott M., A&K Guest
I’m a visual person, so before I went to Antarctica, I was always drawn to the colors and all the crazy blues I had seen in photos, how sculptural the icebergs and mountains were, and how these landscapes didn’t look like anything else. Now that I’ve just returned from Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands, these incredible landscapes — that exceeded every expectation — are also what stay with me the most.
Part of that is just the sheer size of it all. On …

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[6 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

As told by A&K climate change expert and marine biologist Dr. James McClintock from his current research site, Palmer Station in Antarctica
Antarctica is unparalleled, otherworldly, and powerfully moving in a way that is almost impossible to describe. But we’re going to try. A&K is excited to introduce the first episode from a series of first-hand stories — dispatches, moments, eye-openers — as told to us by our guests and Expedition Team about their experiences in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
I’m in Antarctica now, and it has me thinking that there …