Antarctica

Cloaked in glacial ice and surrounded by blue seas bursting with life, Antarctica is the last truly wild place on Earth.

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A journey to Antarctica is an opportunity to observe nature at its most visceral.

It is a continent that is ever-changing and always exciting, a place that many adventurers consider the final frontier. With A&K, a luxury expedition cruise to Antarctica takes you to the very edge of the world, to a land of rare wildlife and breathtaking scenery, in supreme comfort.

From the towering icebergs, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife – both marine and terrestrial – of the Antarctic Peninsula to the rocky inlets and rugged crags of the South Orkney Islands some 600 kilometres away. The vast penguin colonies of South Georgia, last resting place of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and the Falkland Islands, a quaint outpost of Britain populated by sheep farmers and abundant birdlife. Venture to working research stations, historic sites and volcanic islands. Navigate ice floes where whales play and seabirds soar and learn about the pristine environment you are exploring through enriching lectures and commentary from our award-winning expedition team of naturalists, marine biologists and polar experts.

A&K has been pioneering experiential polar voyages for nearly 30 years, setting the standard for luxury Antarctic expedition cruising. With A&K, no two journeys to Antarctica are ever the same. Our experienced crew takes advantage of the ever-changing conditions and wildlife habits of the region to dynamically design your adventure to the world’s most unpredictable environment.

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Well before you even board your ship, every aspect of your voyage has been designed and arranged by A&K’s long-standing experts from around the world. Every detail is then overseen by your award-winning Expedition Team, comprising accomplished adventurers with decades of experience in marine biology, physics, photography, history and more. This remarkable group (numbering around 20) is handpicked by A&K and joins an already robust ship staff on every voyage.

Simply the Best Guides

Our 30-year luxury cruising legacy is led first and foremost by our intrepid, award-winning Expedition Team. These individuals are the educators and the pioneers, the adventurers and the legends — real-life explorers.

A Guinness World Record holder in ocean rowing, a Falklands island native raised on a sheep ranch, a world-renowned mountain climber and a British Antarctic Survey veteran who served as a director at the South Georgia Museum — these are just a few of the dedicated experts who travel alongside you on A&K’s voyages to Antarctica.

And every cruise features an A&K professional photography coach, who offers workshops, tips and tricks for shooting on everything from mobile devices to professional-grade cameras. Additionally, families sailing on our holiday voyage are joined by devoted teachers, researchers and inventors who lead hands-on workshops and kid-friendly programming.

Simply the Best Ships

Since our first voyage in 1991, our commitment to sustainability has always been a top priority, and we exclusively charter ships that mirror our passion for the environment and which boast clean-ship certifications. Each vessel is equipped with the latest eco-friendly technology, reduced fuel consumption using only environmentally compliant fuel types; and computerised dynamic positioning systems that minimise the need to anchor in fragile marine reserves. Our chartered ships also maintain 100% traceability of all waste, ensuring nothing ends up in the water or on land.

Commitment to Conservation

Conservation and philanthropy have been integral parts of A&K’s operations for decades, long before they became de rigueur for other operators. Committed to serving as stewards for the world’s wildest places, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy is proud to support numerous projects in the polar regions, some of which you may experience on an A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise.

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