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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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[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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[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 …

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[23 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 8, 2011) — Princess Cruises has debuted a new section on its Facebook page dedicated to stories from passengers. This new Princess Stories “tab” offers a unique space just for Facebook users to share tales of their favorite Princess experiences, whether they be discovering new places and people, interactions with crew members, connections with family and friends, a milestone celebration or a romantic occasion. The section will be updated regularly so readers can enjo…
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[25 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 12, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ new blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its first five touching stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. Told by both passengers and crew members, the tales include meeting a perfect match, friends finding each other after more than 50 years apart, and a little boy named Dominic who cheered an entire ship’s crew with his enthusiasm.Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not on…
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[14 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 19, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its second series of five stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. The new tales include a romantic love story, a case of mistaken identity that led to new friends, and a group brought together by having the same name. Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not only offers a relaxing retreat from which to explore the world, but often includes t…
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[2 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 24, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled five more stories of people who made new connections thanks to a cruise. The latest stories include romantic meetings, long-lost family members coming together, and even a new career and a spontaneous home-cooked meal.Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not only offers a relaxing retreat from which to explore the world, but often includes the discovery of …
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