The departure dates for this Luxury Polar Expedition are:
5 - 19 August 2021 (15 days)
Jun 30 – Jul 14 2022 (15 days)
Pre & Post-tour extensions
Reykjavik post-tour extension – available on selected departures.
Oslo pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.
This departure is aboard L’Austral
View L’Austral deck plan (PDF – 786KB)
Dr. James McClintock, Climate Scientist
A noted climate change expert whose research has covered the polar regions, James has authored 235 research publications, four books on climate science, and has led numerous polar expeditions.
Brent Houston, Naturalist, Polar Bear Expert
Travelling yearly to Antarctica and the Arctic, Brent has served as an Expedition Leader, ornithology lecturer, and naturalist guide. Brent currently serves as a polar bear expert and wildlife scout.
In 2022 Juan José (JJ) Apestegui, Assistant Expedition Leader, will replace Dr James McClintock as the Featured Expert.
A&K Philanthropy (AKP)
AKP is proud to support numerous projects, some of which you may experience on your journey. These include:
The Húsavík Whale Museum. The museum is one of the world’s foremost centres for research into whale and their habitat.
Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.