Tagged: Antarctica

Australis Builds Patagonia’s Profile



Ventus Australis  (Courtesy Australis)Australis closed outs its 2018-2019 season having two ships in service for the entire program, representing another capacity increase after welcoming the Ventus to the fleet in early 2018 and promising to take guests to the “end of the world.” The expedition vessels, the 2010-built Stella and 2018-built Ventus, are sisters, each with 100 cabins and each offering a unique four-night program in Cape Horn and Patagonia. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Set Sail for the World’s Most Inspiring Continent on a Luxury Expedition Cruise to Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent



Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsA profoundly moving and otherworldly place, Antarctica is the only continent on earth dedicated to peaceful exploration and science. Abercrombie & Kent, longtime leaders in luxury expedition cruising, reveal the White Continent’s unparalleled wonders on a choice of four voyages in 2020 and 2021.

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“Roald Amundsen”, World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica



MS Roald Amundsen: Walk around world’s first hybrid cruise ship with Wayne

Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history – as Hurtigruten announces the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice.

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New brochure: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic 2020-21 Antarctica




National Geographic Endurance (Artist impression courtesy Ulstein Group - Lindblad Expeditions)Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has launched its 2020-21 Antarctica brochure inviting adventurers to visit one of the most exhilarating places on Earth. New for 2020, travellers will have their choice in experiencing the world’s foremost polar vessel, National Geographic Endurance, making her Antarctic debut in October 2020. (expeditioncruising.com)

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PTGA: Qualifications for Polar Guiding



The Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) is picking up more cruise line clients and individual veteran expedition team members looking for assessor training. “The main guts of it is that we are a third-party vetting association,” said Graham Charles, president. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Antarctica21 Announces New 2020/21 Austral Spring Trips To The Falklands And South Georgia Aboard Magellan Explorer



Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsAntarctica21, a leader in the air-cruise model to Antarctica, is set to offer travelers a rare chance to visit Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia in late September and October, when the austral spring brings a sense of renewal, as the cycle of life begins once again.

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International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators Announces New Restrictions on Commercial Drone Use by Visitors




Int. Ass. Antarctica Tour Operators - IAATO (logo)The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators has announced robust new restrictionson commercial drone use in Antarctica. The constraints, voted in at IAATO’s annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa (April 30 –May 3), mean those using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for commercial purposes on IAATO vessels will have new restrictions limiting piloting opportunities.

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