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Antarctica21 Announces New Ship Launch Date and Expedition Itineraries

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Antarctica21, a leader in the air-cruise model to Antarctica, announces its new 2020/2021 expedition schedule with 40 air-cruises this season.  Joining the company’s fleet of expedition vessels and aircraft, the new M/V Magellan Explorer will make its maiden voyage on November 28, 2019. In 2020/2021 season, the elegant, 73-passenger Magellan Explorer will sail to Antarctica 18 times with four different…

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Quasar Expeditions Captures Rare Wildlife

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Quasar Expeditions has partnered with three award-winning photographers to lead cruises around the Galapagos Islands. Beginning in August 2019, Suzi Eszterhas, Harry Skeggs and Tui De Roy will share their passion for photography with guests of Quasar’s iconic M/V Evolution. For two weeks this summer, from August 17-31, 2019, travelers will explore the Galapagos Islands with Suzi Eszterhas, best known for her work…

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Silversea Welcomes 8 New Expedition Leaders

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Demonstrating a commitment to nurturing the best talent in the expedition travel industry for the benefit of its guests, Silversea Cruises recently held its second Expedition Leadership Training Academy, on land and aboard its cruise vessel Silver Discoverer. A small group of ambitious trainees—each with specialist knowledge in an expedition-related field—met in Durban, South Africa, on December 7, 2018, to commence their…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ship MS Fram Undergoes Upgrade

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After a decade of exploring some of the most spectacular waters on our planet, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will receive a full makeover—and reemerge as a brand-new expedition ship. Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, is undergoing a large-scale refurbishment project regarding MS Fram. Custom built for exploring the Arctic, Antarctica, and other destinations in Hurtigruten’s extensive expedition cruise program,…

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announces Epic Antarctica

National Geographic Epic Antarctica

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Epic Antarctica, an extraordinary new voyage exploring along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores—including the Antarctic Peninsula, rarely visited Western Antarctica, the impressive Ross Sea ice shelf, Macquarie and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set aboard Lindblad’s new next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance, the 35-day adventure will offer wildness and…

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National Geographic Venture Successfully Launches

National Geographic Venture Launch

Earlier this week, Lindblad Expeditions successfully launched the National Geographic Venture from Nichols Brothers in Freeland, WA as she took to the water for the first time. The vessel will welcome her first guests in San Francisco in late November. Following her launch celebrations in San Francisco, she will depart on two new and unique inaugural itineraries that explore the…

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Explore the Arctic’s Franz Josef Land Archipelago with Poseidon Expeditions

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Poseidon commenced its 2018 summer season in July in the Russian High Arctic – the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising – with a rendezvous of its two ships in the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. Meeting on July 11 at 80º 48’ N/50º 44’ E near Prince George Island, Poseidon’s 128-passenger, nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory and its 114-passenger…

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Small Ship Cruises Still Offer Availability for 2018 Holidays

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If your perfect dream for a Holiday escape is sand between your toes – or monkeys swinging from the trees – the international specialist of small ship cruises can deliver. AdventureSmith Explorations (https://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/) also has tips up its sleeve for how to reach a white, white world at Christmas and how to indulge over Thanksgiving at an especially carefree pace….

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers 12-Day Cruise to Arctic Circle in 2019

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A new expedition cruise program departs Edinburgh next spring on a 12-day exploration into the frozen north. From the Highlands to the High Arctic, June 3-14, 2019, passes over the Arctic Circle while crossing three seas and exploring islands representing three countries. This cruise and the one that immediately precedes it (British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature May 22-June 3,…

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OUTSIDE & Blue World Voyages Set Sail to Launch Active Lifestyle Luxury Cruises

Blue World Voyages

OUTSIDE—America’s preeminent active lifestyle brand—has partnered with Blue World Voyages, a new cruise ship offering active lifestyle cruises that will immerse passengers in an experience filled with luxury and adventure. OUTSIDE will assist in the design of Blue World’s active shore excursions, plus two cruises each year will be designed exclusively for OUTSIDE audiences. The ship is scheduled to launch…

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