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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids


Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal
We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs. more
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Memories for a lifetime: kids on an expedition to the Antarctic


Kids having a snowball fight on Antarctica Dec. 31
Each kid on this A&K expedition to Antarctica has many memories but distinct favorites. “Sailing by an iceberg, it was so beautiful,” said Lake, 12, from New York City. more
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A New Years Day to Remember: on the ice and with the whales in Antarctica


A Humpback whale breaching in Wilhelmina Bay off Antarctic Peninsula
Then there were the whales—feeding at the edge of the ice here in Wilhelmina Bay, which is kind of a supermarket for whales with abundant Krill that the Southern humpbacks feed on. more
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Snow fun in the sun in Antarctica on New Years Eve!


Kids making snowballs at Nekko Harbour on Antarctic Penninsula
The kids—and some of the parents from this Abercrombie & Kent expedition to Antarctica -- are sliding down the hill they’ve just trudged up on their backsides. It is so warm everyone has shed parkas, hats and mittens. more
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Day One in Antarctica – kids try a spin in the Zodiacs


Kids try driving a Zodiac in Antarctica
We’re ashore with Abercrombie & Kent on the rocky, crescent shaped Half Moon Island which was known to sealers as early as 1821. The stars of the show are the Chinstrap Penguins more
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Watch for whales, seabirds and penguins on icebergs in the Antarctic


Chinstrap penguins frolic on iceberg in middle of Southern Ocean
Adults and kids alike on the Abercrombie & Kent trip aboard Le Boreal are on deck, bundled in parkas and hats as we pass a giant iceberg where Chinstrap penguins frolic more
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Last Day on South Georgia Island – learning animal behavior


A juvenile elephant seal on South Georgia Island
This morning in Gold Harbor on the southern end of South Georgia, an elephant seal pup, just a few months old, approached Sophie as if to say “Be my friend!” more
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Christmas Morning on South Georgia Island – tens of thousands of Penguins!


Oakum Boy (in brown feathers) and his King Penguin mom on South Georgia Island
All around us thousands of King Penguins are squawking, as if to say “what did you bring me for Christmas!” more
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Whales and Christmas Carole on the High Southern Seas


Approaching Shag Rocks in Southern Ocean east of S Georgia Island after two days at sea on Le Boreal
On the Southern Ocean for the second day between the Falklands and South Georgia - rocking seas, HUMPBACKS! and Christmas carols. more
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On the Southern Ocean, Dissecting a Squid is What You Do


Thomas (aka "Duncan") carefully dissects his squid
This morning, as the Southern Ocean rocks the boat with waves 10 or more feet high, the kids have gathered in a corner of the sixth floor restaurant to dissect a squid. more
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