Some go to check off their seventh continent.
Others, to see penguins waddle or whales breach amid blue-tinged icebergs. More recently, an increasing number of travelers choose an Antarctic expedition to better understand climate change and to learn from onboard scientists, naturalists and history experts who have spent decades observing the changing landscape.
No matter your reason for booking, a journey to this wild southernmost destination is an awe-inspiring adventure. On an Abercrombie & Kent voyage, you’ll cross the storied Drake Passage before reaching a land where there are no permanent residents, no hotels or shopping opportunities. However, you’ll trade traffic noise for the sounds of glaciers calving, zip to remote islands via Zodiac boats where Crabeater and Weddell seals loll on the ice. You’ll be mesmerized by the towering snow-covered mountains, the ever-changing ice formations, smile-inducing Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguin colonies and the opportunity to step where few have ventured before
Your family will also learn nautical knot-tying with a former British Royal Marine commando, join kids-only scavenger hunts, and learn from deep-sea presentations by a marine biologist as well as a photo-coaching workshop for teens and kids-only Zodiac lessons with a naturalist guide. And, you’ll return home having joined the ranks of great explorers like Shackelton and Scott who forged the way.
Plan ahead for a winter holiday voyage to introduce the budding scientists in your clan to a one-of-a-kind wilderness.
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