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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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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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