Guests travelling on One Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) last Antarctic voyage of the season, ‘Marine Mammals of Antarctica’, are in for a treat as they witness first-hand whale research with top marine biologists.
Together with the introduction of new expedition cruise catalogues for the 2020-2021 season. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has also announced that low-pollutant marine gas oil (MGO) will be used exclusively on all routes sailed by its expedition ships in the fleet – the HANSEATIC nature, the HANSEATIC inspiration and the BREMEN from July 2020.
Peregrine Adventures today launched new expeditions to Antarctica that will benefit both travellers and the environment. Peregrine Adventures’ Antarctica Expeditions aboard the Ocean Endeavour will continue the company’s focus on sustainable and experiential style of cruising. (expeditioncruising.com)
Antarctica21’s Magellan Explorer Launched (Credit: Carlos Kuschel)
The new Magellan Explorer was launched at a shipyard in Chile earlier this week in front of executives, staff and other VIPs from Antarctica21, which is building its first ever new ship for its popular Antarctica fly-cruise operation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Colin O’Brady, a 21st century American explorer and endurance athlete, elevated himself and the White Continent to celebrity status in December 2018 by completing the first solo unassisted trek across Antarctica.
The Antarctic expedition team tasked with locating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1912-built barquentine Endurance have called off their search for the famed British explorer’s missing sailship after they lost contact with one of their unmanned submersibles. (bairdmaritime.com)
Seabourn is continuing its mission to inspire and inform guests by announcing the addition of acclaimed Antarctic explorer Colin O’Brady for its Seabourn Conversations program for its first Antarctic sailing of the 2019-2020 season.
Eclipse chasers, wildlife lovers and keen travellers alike are being offered an amazing opportunity to witness one of the most striking astronomical events by expeditionary cruise specialist, Swoop Antarctica.
Intrepid Group and Chimu Adventures have announced a new program of small-group polar expeditions operated by the joint venture partners under the Peregrine Adventures flag, Intrepid’s premium brand, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Ahead of the Antarctica season, 12 members of Silversea’s Expedition Team spent four days at pre-season training in the Chilean Andes. Between October 29 and November 3, the team of expedition specialists undertook a number of educational activities, building on their existing skillsets and enabling them to enrich the offering for Silversea’s guests.
With 2018 marking 10 years of luxury expedition cruising for Silversea and its guests, the industry-leading cruise line takes the opportunity to highlight an array of polar expedition itineraries for summer 2019 and winter 2019/2020.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced an additional voyage for the newest addition to its fleet, National Geographic Endurance. Slated for delivery in 2020, the 126-guest vessel is the first new polar build in the line’s history. (expeditioncruising.com)
Cruising Antarctica just became more affordable. AdventureSmith Explorations, the small ship expedition cruise specialist, offers $750 per person air credit plus 20 percent off select itineraries booked by Dec. 31, 2018.