Abercrombie and Kent, known for being a luxury tour operator, was founded in 1962 to allow visitors to experience Africa without compromise to either comfort or authenticity. Today, Abercrombie and Kent (A&K) still visits Africa and have added destinations ranging from Antarctica to Asia, North America, India, Europe and more. Not just on land but by sea A&K take travelers to exotic destinations, often re-defining the very nature of a luxury travel experience. From their web site, this passage gives us an idea of what to expect
“At Abercrombie & Kent, we strive at every turn to redefine your notion of what is possible on a vacation. Our approach combines singular service — such as a private passage by road and lake through the Andes, or a maximum group size of only 12 guests on each Galápagos shore excursion — with insider-access opportunities unlike any you have experienced before”
Coming in as a popular option for land tour travelers are Arctic tours that are filling up fast. A&K first Arctic cruise for a June 2013 departure sold out nearly 10 months in advance.
Looking ahead to 2014, A&K has some interesting sailings
Arctic Cruise Norway: Polar Bears & Midnight Sun (Jul 29 – Aug 9, 2014)
Home to the polar bear, walrus and reindeer the Arctic also reveals spectacular phenomena such as the midnight sun, occurring only in summer. Seek out these wonders on a journey from the northern shores of Norway to the Svalbard Archipelago and Spitsbergen, setting foot on the coastal city of Tromsø and the polar bear stomping grounds of Nordaustlandet. 12 days from $8,995 (when booked by September 30, 2013)
Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (Aug 7-21, 2014)
Stunning wildlife, geological features and history — take it all in on this comprehensive Arctic voyage from Norway and Spitsbergen to the region’s most remote and magnificent islands. Discover polar bears in their natural habitat on the Svalbard archipelago; witness Kejser Franz Joseph Fjords and Scoresby Sound in Greenland; and explore one of Iceland’s first villages (Grundarfjördur) followed by views of its extinct Snaefellsjokull volcano, setting of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Canal and River Cruising
Connections by Abercrombie & Kent offer one-on-one connections to local experts, intriguing cultures and exotic places – all at a value of 30 percent less (on average) than A&K’s luxury small group journeys.
New for 2013, Connections by Abercrombie & Kent is launching river cruises aboard the Amadeus Brilliant, where travelers can enjoy the romanticism of Europe’s best-known rivers like the Danube, the Rhine and the Main at prices starting from $3,450. Whether by land or by boat, Abercrombie & Kent is bringing authentic European experiences to travelers with all of the A&K insider access, top guides and service they are known for, at a value-driven price.