Travel to Antarctica with Nobel Prize Winning Geophysicist
More and more parents are discovering that the best way to inspire a young person's interest in science is to introduce them to researchers who can share their passion for exploration and discovery. Celebrate the Christmas break on a voyage to the White Continent with Abercrombie & Kent and Nobel Prize winning geophysicist Dr. Henry Pollack. An advisor to the U.S. National Science Foundation, Pollack is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the team that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. Dr. Pollack has conducted scientific research on all seven continents and wrote the book, 'A World Without Ice', which provides a detailed analysis of the science behind climate change.
Guests on Abercrombie & Kent's holiday departure of Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (December 18, 2012 - January 4, 2013) travel with experts on marine mammals, geology, birds and history, who give scheduled talks and lead informal discussions on shore excursions. A&K's Young Explorers programme actively engages students in a way that is both adventurous and educational. On sea days, workshops, designed to challenge and inspire, are devoted to:
Marine Mammal Identification
Squid Biology (featuring squid dissection)
Charting the Ship's Course (navigation)
Fish of the Southern Ocean (including an art exercise of fish printing)
Art projects and writing labs help young people process this transformative experience. A digital photography workshop is offered and selected images are published in a one-of-a-kind record of the journey. Adventuring in Comfort
The elegant guest quarters aboard MV 'Le Boreal' are among the most spacious and comfortable on any Antarctic cruise with a choice of bedding configurations, including two-room, two-bath suites, ideal for families. Private balconies allow guests to appreciate the wildlife and midnight sun at any hour. Condé Nast Traveller says: "the ship's small size enables it to get close to fjords, glaciers and bays the bigger ships can't reach." MV 'Le Boreal' has an ice rating which exceeds that required in these demanding conditions and is equipped with the latest navigation, communications and safety equipment, including a GMDSS emergency communication system and a satellite weather system that receives real-time images of weather and ice conditions. A technologically-advanced stabilising system minimises the effect of rough seas. Environmentally Responsible
Abercrombie & Kent has operated more than 150 expeditions in 20 years of Antarctic cruising, and is an active member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. MV 'Le Boreal' is clean ship certified, with cutting-edge clean technology that includes the most up-to-date waste water system, recycling facilities, and other measures designed to ensure that the ship operates with minimal impact on the environment. Zodiac boats are equipped with fuel efficient 4-stroke engines that meet the strictest environmental standards.Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
December 18, 2012- January 4, 2013
Abercrombie & Kent's journey of discovery over the Christmas and New Year holiday includes all the trimmings, even a visit from Santa by Zodiac. Children 7 to 18 years old save 50% off the published adult price with one full-fare paying adult per cabin (except in suites). Save 25% on Category 1 Cabins: 18 days from US$12,745 (originally US$16,995). Abercrombie & Kent
is the world's leading luxury travel business. Founded as a luxury safari company in Africa in 1962, A&K has grown into a respected international travel company employing over 3000 staff in more than 100 countries. A&K organises private, tailored and escorted travel to every corner of the globe and has a wholly owned portfolio of cruise boats, luxury lodges, tented camps, hotels, and all-terrain vehicles. As part of its global commitment, A&K Australia brings a wealth of expertise, experience and attention to detail to any travel arrangements. Whether travelling solo, as a couple, with a family or in an escorted group, A&K is expert in providing luxury, experiential and memorable travel experiences. Abercrombie & Kent. Inspiring Experiences.
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