Abercrombie & Kent plans a Northeast Passage cruise in 2021

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Abercrombie & Kent will launch a Northeast Passage cruise next year, which includes unrivaled opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Abercrombie & Kent will launch a Northeast Passage cruise next year, which includes unrivaled opportunities for wildlife viewing. Photo Credit: Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent is celebrating 30 years of expedition cruising next year with a new trip to check off the bucket list: a cruise through the little-traveled Northeast Passage.

A&K founder Geoffrey Kent and his wife, Otavia, will host the 26-day sailing, which will navigate from Tromso, Norway, to Nome, Alaska, visiting remote settlements, seldom-seen Siberian islands, isolated wildlife habitats and Arctic nature reserves.

"In 1991 we set out to explore Antarctica, a place that speaks to my passion for discovery," Kent said in announcing the trip. "Thirty years later, I am excited to explore a new frontier: the Russian High Arctic.  In this rarely transited, vast wilderness, each day's activities are determined by the captain and expedition leader based on ice, weather and sea conditions as well as knowledge gained from years of experience. That's the appeal of expedition cruising, the unpredictability (and thrill) of adventure."

While cruise companies have increasingly been sailing the Northwest Passage in recent years, only a few have done the full Northeast Passage through the Russian High Arctic, which like the Northwest Passage is extremely remote and unpredictable.

A&K's trip runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 21 and starts at $36,995 per person.

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