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

Artic polar bear swimming

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

costa rica paddle boarding

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 Spurs Interest in Cruising Russian High Arctic

Poseidon Expeditions

Poseidon Expeditions celebrated its 2018 summer season when two of its ships rendezvoused in July in the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising, the Russian High Arctic known as the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. This region was off-limits to foreign travelers until recent decades; it is now largely under management of the Russian Arctic National Park System. Meeting on July…

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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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International Expeditions Launches Costa Rica to Panama Adventure Cruise

Costa Rica to Panama Voyage

International Expeditions, a pioneer in upscale experiential adventure, has announced a new Costa Rica to Panama Cruise aboard the yacht Panorama featuring stops in seven wildlife hot spots along the Pacific coast. Departures for the 10-day adventure are scheduled for December 21, 2018, and February 15 and December 20, 2019. Solo travelers can take advantage of cabins with no single supplement…

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Hurtigruten Celebrates 125 Years in Exploration Travel

Hurtigruten ship and RIB boat

Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, celebrates 125 years since founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists, by hosting a plastic-free birthday party across all ports, destinations, offices and ships on July 2, 2018. “We continue to build on our 125 years…

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Lindblad Expeditions Announces Shorter Galapagos Voyages

Lindblad Galapagos sunset

Galápagos is a bucket list destination for many travelers, but not everyone has the luxury of time to commit to an extended voyage. Now for the first time in Lindblad Expeditions’ 50+ years of bringing citizen explorers there, they are offering brand-new, shorter itineraries. The new Wild Galápagos Escape packs a ton of activities into one exhilarating week to discover…

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Maple Leaf Adventures Introduces a New Luxury That’s Truly Wild

Maple Leaf Adventures

Expeditions Aboard Cascadia in the Ancient Ecosystems of Canada’s West Coast 2018 Voyages Now Available for Booking on 138-foot Catamaran Ship. Canadian ecotourism company Maple Leaf Adventures is adding a third ship to its fleet for 2018: Cascadia is a luxury expedition ship that opens the experience of Canada’s majestic west coast to a new, upscale adventure traveler. Designed specifically for expedition…

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Tourism Western Australia Launches Kimberley Expedition Cruising

Kimberley Expedition Cruising

March 2018 marks the debut of Tourism Western Australia’s first-ever expedition cruise line collective, Kimberley Expedition Cruising, introducing one of the world’s last true wilderness areas, the Kimberley region in Australia’s North West. In partnership with Down Under Answers,   Qantas Vacations and Southern World, nine select cruise operators are represented in one brochure to showcase expedition cruise travel in the…

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An Arctic Safari to the Northwest Passage, Nunavut, Greenland

TravelWild Expeditions Arctic

TravelWild Expeditions, small ship experts for travel to off-the-beaten path destinations introduce their Arctic Safari. Beginning in Resolute Bay which is considered the northernmost town in Nunavut which is Canada’s northernmost Province, this small Inuit settlement marks the northern end of the Northwest Passage. Arriving by charter flight, guests board the Ocean Endeavor for the 12 days of adventure. Search…

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