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Go Deep into Australia with Remote Coastal Access by Small Ship

Australia by small ship

The leader in small ship, adventure cruises prefers going deep into a region as vast as Australia by exploring it in depth — instead of trying to cover too much ground in a limited number of days. This touring strategy is evident in a new portfolio of cruise offerings in Australia. AdventureSmith Explorations focuses on the most sought-after destinations along…

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Silversea Welcomes 8 New Expedition Leaders

Silversea expedition leaders

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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AdventureSmith Increases Arctic Adventures on Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

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Small cruise ships purpose-built to ply the planet’s polar regions also transport guests on floating Arctic wildlife safaris. AdventureSmith Explorations, the small ship cruising experts, invite guests on an increasing number of Arctic cruise options that observe, among other things, a variety of indigenous wildlife. Some, if not all, of the Big Arctic Eight, marine- and land-based creatures are often…

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Welcome 2019 with a Wellness Trip from Quasar Expeditions

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The New Year is right around the corner, and with it comes new dreams, aspirations and goals. Those wanting to start the year off feeling refreshed should look no further than the rejuvenating trips offered by Quasar Expeditions. Here’s more: Galapagos Cruises Quasar Expeditions offers guests the chance to disconnect from their devices and connect with their surroundings thanks to the…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ship MS Fram Undergoes Upgrade

MS Fram ship exterior

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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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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