Posts Tagged ‘Antarctica’

Antarctica specialist Swoop announces late availability on their highly sought-after eight-day Antarctic adventures

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Hebridean SkyThe polar travel specialists at Swoop are excited to announce late availability on their highly sought-after eight-day Antarctic adventures. Experience four full days on board the five-star luxury ship, Hebridean Sky, which has recently undergone a $10m refurbishment. (more…)

Antarctic Cruise Season to be an Exceptional One for Poseidon Expeditions

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Sea Spirit (The image refers the ship under charter at Quark Expeditions)Poseidon Expeditions’ 2017-18 Antarctic season is off to a successful start with the completion of its first voyage of the austral summer, which explored the Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia. (more…)

Hurtigruten and Fliggy to Offer China-Exclusive Antarctica Cruises

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

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. (

What does the new Polar Code mean for expedition cruising?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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. (

Aurora Expeditions celebrates World Photo Day with incredible savings on photography expeditions

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Polar PioneerPolar adventure specialist, Aurora Expeditions, is celebrating World Photo Day on Saturday, 19 August 2017 with an array of spectacular savings of up to US$1,500 per person on their up-coming photography expeditions to Antarctica and the European Arctic. (more…)

Poseidon Expeditions Offers Savings of $2,000 Per Person on Antarctica Cruises

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Polar cruise expert Poseidon Expeditions adds seasonal offers to its small-ship explorations of Antarctica, where ice covers 98 percent of the continent’s surface and which is inhabited with fewer than 150 people living permanently on its 5,400,000 square miles. (more…)

Aurora Expeditions Launch Exciting New 2019 Expedition Programme

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s expedition cruising experts, are offering travellers the chance to save up to 20% on their newly-released 2019 expedition programmes. (more…)

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s most intrepid polar cruising company, is celebrating 25 years since its first expedition to Antarctica

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Polar PioneerThe 2017 southern hemisphere summer season marks a quarter of a century since Aurora Expeditions first took a small group of intrepid adventurers on a breathtaking expedition to the icy continent. (more…)

One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) has expanded its Antarctica programme for 2018/19

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov in  South GeorgiaOne Ocean Expeditions (OOE) has expanded its Antarctica programme for 2018/19 with the addition of fly/cruises, giving a choice of start and end points in South America, plus the option of travelling by ship across the Southern Ocean or flying to provide more time in destination. (more…)

One Ocean Expeditions to Offer Early season Expedition Cruises to South Georgia

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsMany thousands of miles away in the Southern Ocean, spring is coming to life on the remote island of South Georgia, bringing with it such amazing spectacles of nature that amateur and professional photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and ornithologists flock from around the globe to marvel. (more…)

Ocean Atlantic renovated for Antarctic Cruising Season

Monday, July 10th, 2017

On top of featuring a range of brand new cabins, the overhaul included the transformation of all cabins, designed to provide guests with comfortable and stylish surroundings when cruising Antarctic waters. Also renovated were the ship’s common areas such as the restaurant, Veranda bar, and the lecture hall. (

New Patagonian cruise ship meets sea for first time

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Ventus Australis – the new expedition cruise ship being built for Patagonian cruise line, Australis, for ‘bottom of the world’ voyages to Cape Horn and the glaciers and fjords of Tierra del Fuego – has met the sea for the first time with a float out in Chile. (

Aurora Expeditions Antarctic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Aurora Expeditions, the leaders in polar adventures, is expanding its portfolio of Antarctic activities for the 2017/18 season with the introduction of Ski Touring and Snowshoeing across the pristine landscapes of the White Continent. (

G Adventures’ Big Chill Sale is here – Travellers can save up to 20% on 2018/19 G Expedition voyages

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Expedition. In this image at the Svalbard ArchipelagoBreathtaking glaciers, rugged mountains, colossal icebergs, and polar bears in their natural habitat are some of the highlights now available at a discount to G Adventures polar travellers with the launch of ‘The Big Chill Sale’. (more…)

Exclusive Opportunity with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic: Fly the Falklands Crossing

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

National Geographic Explorer  (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced two exclusive opportunities for the first time ever to fly directly one way to or from the Falklands instead of making the crossing by sea. The new flights provide guests one more day along the Antarctic Peninsula or in South Georgia. (more…)

IAATO members vote to develop an Antarctic conservation plan

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) have agreed to develop a science based conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula in collaboration with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) to support decision making for tourism management. (more…)

IAATO Welcomes New Executive Director, Dr Damon Stanwell-Smith

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Damon Stanwell-Smith as Executive Director. (more…)

Luxury Adventure Operator Inca Announces 17-Day Antarctic Expedition For 2018 Guided By Leading Naturalist And Veteran Of 60 Trips

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsLuxury adventure operator, INCA (International Nature and Cultural Adventures), is offering a 17-day expedition called Across the Southern Ocean (January 16 to February 1, 2018) that includes 15 nights aboard the luxury polar expedition ship Le Lyrial, an exclusive program led by veteran guide Richard Polatty, a special focus on photography, and a night in Buenos Aires. (more…)

Latest Antarctic Tourism Figures Released by IAATO

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Skorpios 3 - Cruceros Maritimos SkorpiosThe International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced its tourism figures for the 2016-2017 Antarctic season at the start of its annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. (more…)

Three World-Renowned Photographers to Join Poseidon Expeditions On Select 2017 and 2018 Polar Journeys

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Three internationally renowned photographers will travel with polar cruise expert Poseidon Expeditions on select voyages in 2017 and 2018. On these journeys the photographers will host seminars and workshops for passengers.

Bob Hawke to be Guest of Honour on Ponant Le Cercle Polaire Antarctic polar voyage

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Le BorealFormer Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke, Honorary President of NGO Le Cercle Polaire, will be a Guest of Honour on PONANT’s Le Boréal Antarctic voyage departing Puntas Arenas, 17 November 2017, bound for the Antarctic Peninsula. (

Young Enderby Trust recipients embark on Heritage Expeditions’ Antarctic adventure of a lifetime

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth with shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice for most of the year. Heritage Expeditions offers Expeditions from New Zealand to the Ross Sea region every austral summer, this season we have also explored the East Antarctic coastline. (more…)

AdventureSmith Explorations Adds Eight More “Wows” To Expedition Cruising in Antarctica

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Ocean Diamond in AntarcticaThe preferred way to experience a plethora of additional superlative experiences in this bucket list destination is to explore Antarctica in the intimate way that only a small ship can offer. (more…)

The Spirit of Enderby breaks The World’s record in Antarctica’s Bay of Whales

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The World’s record of furthest south is broken. A few weeks ago the passenger ship The World claimed a new record for the most southerly navigation for a ship, reaching 78° 43”. 997S in the Bay of Whales. (more…)

Silversea all-inclusive Antarctica expedition packages

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The Silver ExplorerSilversea is pleased to announce its new all-inclusive Antarctica expedition packages for 2017 and 2018 voyages, aboard Silver Explorer and the newly converted ice-class vessel, Silver Cloud. (

One Ocean Expeditions’ Spring Voyages to South Georgia Feature Some of the Most Awe-Inspiring Wildlife Shows on Earth

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Akademik Sergey VavilovKing penguins by the hundreds of thousands, albatross rookeries with more than 100,000 nesting birds, fur and elephant seals mating and pupping, covering the beaches in frenzied chaos, and a profusion of seabirds from albatross to giant petrels and skuas.   (more…)

Poseidon Announces 2018-19 Arctic and Antarctic Cruise Specials

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Sea SpiritEarly booking rates are available through the end of July 2017 for Arctic and Antarctic cruises in 2018-19 with polar cruise specialist Poseidon Expeditions. Cabin discounts are as generous as 20 percent off the regular rate, depending on category reserved. (more…)

Cruise Ship Sets Antarctic Record

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The World, a private residential cruise ship, has broken the record for the most southerly navigation reaching 78°43•997´S and 163°41•421´W at the Bay of Whales in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. (

Polar Hero’s final journey to the place he loved best of all Thanks to Ice Tracks Expeditions

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Akademik IoffeNearly two years after Lt Col Henry Worsley died traversing Antarctica, his ashes will be taken to Grytviken, South Georgia, gateway to Antarctica, to be buried with his hero Sir Ernest Shackleton. (more…)

Antarctic Cruise Specialist One Ocean Expeditions takes scientific education to a whole new level

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Canadian polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions, elevates the expedition cruise travel experience with an internationally acclaimed team of marine mammal experts conducting live scientific research on a voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, 17-27 March 2017. (more…)

Lindblad Expedition Ship Experiences Engine Trouble, Cruises Canceled

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

National Geographic Orion  (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)Engine failure on Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Orion has forced the ship to cancel a number of its upcoming Antarctica sailings. All passengers and crew are safe and there was no environmental impact, according to the cruise line. (

LR: Statutory Alert, Entry into Force of Polar Code

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Seabourn Quest (Photo Robin West, Seabourn's manager of expedition operations)Lloyd’s Register (LR) has issued a statutory alert on the Polar Code which enters into force on Jan. 1, 2017. The IMO International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) applies to all ships. (