Monday 3 June 2024

Abercrombie & Kent Expands Luxury Expedition Cruises Portfolio for 2025

Set sail for adventure with new voyages to the Galapagos, Iceland and the Faroes

With interest in expedition cruising growing stronger than ever, Abercrombie & Kent has unveiled an enhanced 2025 Luxury Expedition Cruise portfolio, featuring a broader range of destinations and experiences. The company now offers 24 cruises across seven continents and 33 countries. Headlining the lineup is the new Ultimate Galápagos Expedition aboard the adventure yacht Theory from Ecoventura, which is now part of A&K Travel Group, as well as a new island-hopping adventure to explore the wilds of Iceland, the Faroes, Scotland's Shetland Islands and Isle of Skye.
'Revealing the world's most remote destinations has always been the driving force behind our expedition cruises', says Stefanie Schmudde, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy. 'Which is why I'm thrilled to announce the latest addition to our portfolio – an extraordinary new voyage to the Galapagos Islands aboard Ecoventura's luxurious adventure yacht, Theory, an A&K exclusive'.

NEW: Ultimate Galápagos Expedition (April November departures)

Cruise the Galápagos in unparalleled luxury aboard the sleek and stylish Ecoventura adventure yacht, Theory, enjoying the most exclusive guest-to-staff ratio in the region. Encounter the islands' iconic wildlife alongside A&K's Expedition Team, and enjoy exciting snorkeling, kayaking, Zodiac and shore excursions complemented by enriching programing and Relais & Châteaux hospitality onboard.

'We are enhancing our cultural small-ship offerings with an immersive new journey through Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland's Shetland Islands and the Isle of Skye, which allows travellers to discover the history, cuisine and enduring traditions that breathe life into these remote destinations beyond their natural splendor, alongside our unrivaled Expedition Team', explains Laurence Gosset-Lukaszczyk, Director, Luxury Expedition Cruising.

NEW: Cruising Iceland, the Faroes, Scotland & Ireland (9 Aug – 19 Aug 2025)

Venture off the beaten path with A&K's acclaimed team on an expedition revealing subarctic islands, volcanic landscapes, rugged coastlines and diverse birdlife. Begin in the vibrant capital of Reykjavik, taking in the mainland's natural and cultural wonders before embarking on an exploration of the volcanic Westman Islands, postcard-perfect Faroe Islands, the Shetland Island's historic port of Lerwick, and the castle-crowned Isle of Skye.

In addition to the exciting new expeditions, Abercrombie & Kent's 2025 Luxury Expedition Cruise portfolio includes a host of returning guest favourites, including polar, cultural and warm-water voyages covering every corner of the globe.

Polar Expeditions in Antarctica and the Arctic

These expeditions follow the routes of legendary explorers, revealing multitudes of penguins, elusive polar bears, fluking whales, soaring albatross, stunning skies and majestic glaciers.

Expeditions include but are not limited to:

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands: Holiday Voyage (21 Dec 2025 – 8 Jan 2026)

Now featuring additional time in breathtaking, wildlife-rich South Georgia.

Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear (25 Jul – 8 Aug 2025)

Culture-Rich Explorations of Europe and Asia

These guest-favourite voyages explore the cultural fabric of destinations both familiar and exceptional and offer guests a choice of included shore excursions that uncover inspiring discoveries. Cultural cruises are a great way to discover or rediscover favourite destinations from a whole new perspective and combine multiple destinations into a longer, more comprehensive expedition.

Expeditions include but are not limited to:

Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season (17 Mar – 30 Mar; 30 Mar – 12 Apr 2025) Second cherry blossom departure added due to overwhelming demand.

Italy Cruise: Hidden Treasures from Florence to Venice (2 Sep – 13 Sep 2025)

Cruising the Greek Isles (20 June – 29 Jun; 03 Oct – 12 Oct 2025)

Warm-Water Adventures in Africa and Southeast Asia

With the chance to explore the coast of Tanzania and the paradisiacal shores of Indonesia with A&K's incredible Expedition Team, these warm-water expeditions go beyond the guidebook to deliver exotic destinations, cultural immersion, stunning wildlife and a healthy dose of sun, sand and surf.

Expeditions include but are not limited to:

Cruising the Seychelles & Coastal Tanzania (7 Mar – 20 Mar 2025)

Indonesia Voyage: Komodo, Papua & Great Barrier Reef (11 Oct – 27 Oct 2025)

For more information on Abercrombie & Kent's 2025 Luxury Expedition Cruise portfolio, visit the website, call 03 9536 1800 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel advisor.

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