Day: September 17, 2020

A&K Unveils Anniversary Northeast Passage Voyage Hosted by Geoffrey Kent

Celebrating 30 many years of expedition cruising in 2021, Abercrombie & Kent has declared that Geoffrey Kent, A&K’s founder, will host a new 26-working day expedition, “The Northeast Passage: Across the Russian Arctic with Geoffrey Kent,” departing August 27, 2021 from Tromso, Norway to Nome, Alaska.

A&K’s 30th Anniversary period of luxurious expedition cruises will also include things like a “Antarctica and the Total Solar Eclipse Cruise” (departing November 28, 2021), as well as voyages to Antarctica, the Arctic, Baltic Sea, Greece and other destinations.

“In this hardly ever-transited, huge wilderness, each day’s routines are identified by the captain and expedition chief centered on ice, weather conditions and sea conditions,” claimed Kent in an announcement. “That is the attraction of expedition cruising – the unpredictability (and thrill) of experience.”

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Expedition Highlights

In the course of A&K’s “The Northeast Passage: Across the Russian Arctic with Geoffrey Kent” voyage, A&K’s guests will take a look at remote settlements, seldom-seen Siberian islands, wildlife habitats and Arctic character reserves. They will also explore Soviet-era Russia with visits to Murmansk, the world’s largest metropolis north of the Arctic Circle, and Provideniya, a previous military port.

Other highlights? Cruisers will visit Wrangel Island, a UNESCO Entire world Heritage Web site recognized for its biodiversity—including 400 species of vegetation, walruses and bird lifestyle. They will also examine a humongous character reserve in the Kara Sea, property to polar bears, Arctic fox, reindeer, beluga whales and additional.

Cruisers will be accompanied on the voyage and guided on expedition outings by A&K’s expedition workforce members—from award-profitable experts to habitat conservationists, historians and recipients of the prestigious Polar Medal—some who have been with A&K since its founding. The workforce will also give enrichment lectures. 

The Northeast Passage cruise will also sail with two highlighted authorities: Kiliii Yuyan, a National Geographic photographer of Siberian descent who specializes in photographing indigenous people, and Steffen Graupner, a trained scientist/explorer who has explored extensively in Russia and will provide as the voyage’s expedition chief. 

To recognize A&K’s 30th anniversary of cruising to Antarctica and other significantly-flung destinations, A&K also has created a sequence of videos celebrating these intrepid explorers, including a 30th Anniversary celebration video:

Smaller-Ship Luxury

For its expeditions, Abercrombie & Kent charters a compact expedition ship, which it says offers a safe and immersive vacation spot experience. Just about every ship has a personal yacht-like ambiance and provides luxurious onboard including butler support in all suites. The staff-to-visitor ratio is 1-to-1.3.

In addition, A&K limits potential to around eighty per cent so no polar voyage exceeds 199 company and no cultural journey exceeds 148 people. Just about every stateroom and suite has a personal balcony. This motivation to included place is also mirrored in shore excursions as A&K areas potential limits on Zodiacs and sets up compact groups for exploring