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Polar Operators Eye Assessment Criteria for Expedition Team Members

The Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) has broken onto the scene in the expedition cruise market, helping to provide qualification criteria for operators to assess their expedition teams and even providing assessors and train-the-trainer programs. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Antarpply Expeditions Seeing Strong Occupancy

The Ushuaia (Credit Antarpply Expeditions)Nearly 100 percent occupancy over the last three Antarctica seasons is good news for Antarpply Expeditions, which operates the 90-passenger ship, The Ushuaia, seasonally in the market. The core itinerary is an 11-day/10-night classic Antarctica program, with a focus on the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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One Ocean Expeditions offers Six Ways to get off the Beaten Track in Antarctica

The 146-berth RCGS Resolute at Paradise Bay (Artist impression)Kicking off the 2018 Antarctic season, polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) gives travellers two chances to get ‘Off the Beaten Track’; first onboard One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe on 7 November, or by joining the inaugural voyage of OOE’s newest vessel, RCGS Resolute departing 16 November 2018.




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AdventureSmith Explorations Adds Five New Purpose-Built Expedition Ships For Upcoming Antarctica Cruise Seasons

A baby boom of new polar cruise vessels anticipates a growing interest in exploring Antarctica for many years to come. For the upcoming 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, AdventureSmith Explorations has added to its portfolio five new purpose-built vessels that will cruise Antarctica.




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New Antarctic Cruise to Witness 2021 Solar Eclipse

The Akademik IoffeEclipse Travel has announced a unique opportunity to experience the 2021 solar eclipse whilst taking in the stunning sights of Antarctica aboard the Akademik Ioffe. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Eyos single cabin departures aboard luxury ‘Legend’

iExpedition’s Legend (Photo credit Justin Hofman)EYOS Expeditions, the world’s leader in private superyacht expeditions, is marking its tenth anniversary by introducing yet another world’s first travel experience. (expeditioncruising.com)




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iExpedition to Offer the ultimate Antarctic adventure on board the privately owned Class 1 icebreaker superyacht Legend

iExpedition’s Legend (Photo credit Justin Hofman)For the first time ever, the magnificent, privately-owned icebreaker ‘Legend’ has one scheduled departure in January 2019 and cabins are now available for Australian travellers to book. Australians are notorious adventurers and appreciate sophisticated luxury, so it makes perfect sense that they will now be at the forefront of redefining luxury experiences in Antarctica.




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Nicko Cruises Adds Two Antarctica Departures

The 9,300-ton 176-guest World Explorer (Courtesy Quark Expeditions)Nicko Cruises announced it is partnering with Quark Expeditions to offer two different 14-day Antarctica cruises this coming season aboard the new World Explorer. Being built in Portugal, the new 200-guest ship debuts this winter for Quark on a charter basis, while Nicko Cruises breaks into the ocean market with the ship in Europe for summer 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Ponant: Bookings are opening for Antarctic cruises in 2019-2020

Le Lyrial (Courtesy Philip Plisson, Ponant)On 22 March, Ponant, the only French-owned cruise line and the world leader in expedition cruises to the polar regions, is opening bookings for more than 22 departures to the Antarctic for the 2019-2020 Winter season. On the programme, a selection of 5 itineraries to discover the White Continent, including 1 that is all new.




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One Ocean Expeditions & California Ocean Alliance to collaborate for Marine Mammal Research in Antarctica

New research findings on minke whales in Antarctica

Collaboration between leading Polar Expedition Cruise Specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) and California Ocean Alliance (Nationally Accredited World Class Ocean Research) has led to the first successful suction cup video tagging of a minke whale in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica.




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