Downers Grove, IL – March 7, 2018 … As vast as the Antarctic continent is, the ideal time for exploring it each year is short. With the current season coming to a close, Abercrombie & Kent has announced a limited-time offer on the next departure of itsClassic Antarctica cruise (December 12-24, 2018). Book by March 31 and save $6,000 per stateroom (categories 1-3) and receive a $1,500 per person credit when you book international air with A&K. Many travellers to Antarctica are celebrating their seventh continent so it is an achievement that they want to commemorate. Award-winning photographer — and author of 37 books — Rick Sammon helps guests capture the pristine landscapes of ice and snow as the Austral Summer begins and the ice pack is breaking up. “With more than 20 hours of daylight, the sunrises and sunsets at this time of year offer a changing panorama of color and contrast. This is also the most active time of year in penguin rookeries, with nest building in full swing and early chicks hatching.” “My goal as a Photo Coach is to help photographers make images that tell the story of what will be one of the greatest adventures of their lives. Most are surprised at the memorable images they can take with a digital SLR or a smartphone camera.” The Perfect Blend of Luxury and AdventureAbercrombie & Kent delivers a legendary blend of luxury, adventure and personalized service aboard ‘Le Lyrial,’ one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally-friendly ships sailing in polar waters. By exclusively chartering the ship, A&K limits the capacity to just 199 guests, transforming it into a truly luxurious and intimate yacht. This not only guarantees a private balcony, but Category 1 status in Antarctica, which means no limit on the number of shore landings – both of which areinvaluable to photographers. Hands-On Exploration with the Finest GuidesDaily briefings and hands-on guidance, both on board and on shore, from top marine biologists, ornithologists and geologists help guests get the most out of the experience. Topics range from the practical (identifying seabirds) to the personal (a first-hand account of overwintering on a remote sub-Antarctic island). A shipboard historian shares tales from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, while trained field naturalists provide knowledgeable commentary on shore excursions and Zodiac cruises. Limited-Time SavingsBook by March 31, 2018, to take advantage of a brand-new, limited-time air credit of $1,500 per person plus savings of up to $6,000 per stateroom on A&K’s Classic Antarctica (December 12 – 23, 2018). Twelve days from $11,995 per person, double occupancy* (regularly $14,995). This all-inclusive journey includes pre-cruise accommodations at the five-star Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires, guided sightseeing, on-board lectures, shore excursions, most drinks, and crew and staff gratuities. For more information on Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition Cruises to Antarctica, contact your travel professional, call 800 554 7094 or go towww.abercrombiekent.com . * Offer valid on new bookings only made by March 31, 2018. $3,000 per person stateroom savings valid in categories 1-3. International air credit of up to $1,500 per person is applicable on the December 12, 2018 Classic Antarctica cruise only. Air must be booked and ticketed through Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC. Airfare must be paid in full by traveller for ticket issuance. Credit of up to $1,500 per person will appear as a discount off the cruise on the traveller’s invoice. No refund will be given for any unused portion of the air credit. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. About Abercrombie & Kent – https://www.abercrombiekent.com/Abercrombie & Kent pioneered luxury adventure travel with our first African safaris in 1962, and today our award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. A&K’s custom itineraries and small-group journeys offer one-of-a-kind inspiring experiences, while our more than 55 on-site offices ensure invitation-only access to the people and places that make every destination unique. Join the world of A&K by following us on Facebook, Twitter: @AKTravel_USA and Instagram: aktravel_usa.
“The Quilt Movement is a wonderful example of the kind of response we need in facing up to HIV/AIDS,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan told those attending the ceremony, which was held at around 8 a.m. He noted that what had begun almost 15 years ago as “one commemoration of a loved one who died of AIDS, has since grown to 50,000 quilts worldwide.” “As delegates from all over the world gather here today for the special session on HIV/AIDS, I hope this quilt will inspire them to join together, like the panels in this patchwork, in a movement of global solidarity against AIDS,” Mr. Annan said, expressing his “profound gratitude” to all the members of the Memorial Quilt Movement, and to all the people whose lives it has commemorated. The President of the General Assembly, Harri Holkeri of Finland, said the quilt would spur participants to action. “I am convinced that this symbolic gesture – the presence of memories of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS – will strengthen our efforts and will to find a strong global commitment to fight against AIDS and to save lives,” he said.