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A Journey to the End of the Earth: Expedition Cruise to Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent



Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the pristine wilderness of Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of this remote continent as you embark on an expedition cruise unlike any other. From towering icebergs to bustling penguin colonies, every moment promises to be an unforgettable experience. You can journey to the end of the Earth on an expedition cruise to Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent.


Photos 1 & 3 by Derek Oyen on Unsplash
Photo 2 by Henrique Setim on Unsplash

Pre-Cruise


Buenos Aires
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Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires: When you arrive at the airport, your private driver will meet and take you to Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Located in the trendy residential enclave of Recoleta, your modern luxury hotel occupies a revitalized palace dating to 1934. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city alone.




Day 2

Buenos Aires: Latin zeal and European romance characterize Buenos Aires, a vibrant city known for its eclectic architecture, dynamic contemporary art scene, and lively steakhouses. Today, you can opt for a scenic city tour complete with a tango demonstration or relax and enjoy your hotel's luxurious amenities. Meet with your fellow adventurers in the afternoon for a welcome cocktail reception.



All Photos by Abercrombie & Kent

Cruise


Ushuaia
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Day 1

Travel to Ushuaia: Fly to the adorable port town of Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city and the gateway to Antarctica. After lunch at the dramatic Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa, opt for a nature walk or stay put to unwind and savor views traversing the Beagle Channel and the mighty Andean mountainscape outside. This afternoon, you will have a private transfer to the ship for embarkation. Later, the ship will navigate into the Beagle Channel before heading to sea. As you leave civilization behind, anticipation builds for the wonders that await in Antarctica.


Ship behind iceberg with a seal.
Photo by Abercrombie & Kent

Day 2-3

Crossing the Drake Passage: As you cross the Drake Passage, take advantage of onboard lectures and presentations by expert naturalists and historians. Learn about Antarctica's unique wildlife and rich history, and feel the excitement grow as you approach the White Continent.




Zodiac cruise
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Day 4-6

Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula: Arrive at the Antarctic Peninsula, a pristine wilderness of ice and snow. Each day, set out on Zodiac cruises and landings to explore the breathtaking landscapes and encounter incredible wildlife up close—Marvel at towering glaciers, shimmering icebergs, and colonies of penguins and seals.



Day 7-9

South Shetland Islands: Continue your exploration of Antarctica as you navigate the South Shetland Islands. Visit scientific research stations and learn about the vital work to study and preserve this unique ecosystem. As you sail through these remote waters, look for whales and seabirds.



Penguin on glacier
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Day 10-11 

Return Journey: As your expedition cruise ends, reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've made in Antarctica. Enjoy final lectures and presentations from your expert guides as you sail back across the Drake Passage towards Ushuaia.

 

Your expedition cruise to Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent has ended, but the memories will last a lifetime. Antarctica is a place of unparalleled beauty and wonder, from the pristine landscapes to the abundant wildlife. As you disembark the ship and return to civilization, take the spirit of adventure and the knowledge that you've explored one of the last true wildernesses on Earth. Let's chat if you are ready to journey to the end of the Earth.

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