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Poseidon Expeditions for 2019-2020 Adds New Cruises off Scotland’s Coast, More Arctic and Antarctic Departures

The Russian icebreaker 50 Years of VictoryPoseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises, has a jump on the 2019 and 2020 seasons with new destinations, additional departures of favorite journeys and if booked by Nov. 1, 2018, discounts of up to 15 percent on most itineraries.




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One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) expands its cruise programme in 2019 to include several itineraries in to South America

The 146-berth RCGS ResoluteFollowing the announcement that One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary year with the addition of RCGS Resolute to its fleet in November 2018, the expedition cruise specialist has also revealed that it will be expanding its cruise programme in 2019 to include several itineraries in to South America.




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New Patagonian cruise ship christened

Ventus Australis  (Courtesy Australis)Patagonia – the wild, southern tip of South America – has a brand, new cruise ship with the christening of Ventus Australis and her first summer season of ‘bottom of the world’ voyages to Cape Horn and the glaciers of Tierra del Fuego from January 2, 2018. (etbtravelnews.global)




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Lindblad Expeditions Launches Citizen Science Pilot Program

National Geographic Explorer  (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, the global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has completed the first stage in their pilot Citizen Science BioBlitz in the Sub-Antarctic, marking the first ever biodiversity assessment done by citizen science in South Georgia. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia with Ponant in 2019

Le Champlain, one of Ponant four 184-berth Explorer class expedition ships  (Artist impression)A voyage to the Sub Antarctic Islands provides the perfect opportunity for bird watchers, wildlife photographers and nature lovers to observe in close-up the extraordinary density and variety of bird and marine life found on and around this scattering of remote islands lying to the south of New Zealand and Australia. (expeditioncruising.com)




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International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators launches ‘One-Stop’ App for polar guides In Antarctica

To mark Antarctica Day (1 Dec), the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has launched a free iOS and Android app for staff guiding visitors in Antarctica that makes it quick and easy for users on-the-go in the field to access essential information, without the need for a phone signal.




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Hurtigruten and Fliggy to Offer China-Exclusive Antarctica Cruises

Hurtigruten has deepened its strategic relationship with Fliggy, the tourism brand of Alibaba. The companies will offer five Antarctica voyages exclusively for the Chinese market in 2019 as Hurtigruten continues to take a leadership position in China for expedition cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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What does the new Polar Code mean for expedition cruising?

The introduction of the new Polar Code requirements for all maritime traffic in the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic waters is about to have a much greater impact on expedition cruising than many people in the industry may realise, claims longtime cruise professional, Gerd Wilmer of Sydney’s Landmark Travel. (expeditioncruising.com)




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