Tagged: Antarctica

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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Ponant and National Geographic Expeditions announce three new 16- to 21-day cruises to Antarctica




Le Lyrial (Courtesy Philip Plisson, Ponant)With a shared common vision in premium experiences and responsible travel, PONANT and National Geographic Expeditions offer an extensive range of expedition cruises throughout the world. Their unique itineraries allow guests to experience some of the most remote places on the planet, with a focus on respecting the cultures, environment and marine life of the places visited.

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Antarctica21 Announces Expedition Itineraries For 2020/2021 Season. New Ship Magellan Explorer to Debut in November 2019

Antarctica21, the world’s first air-cruise to Antarctica

Antarctica21, a leader in the air-cruise model to Antarctica, announces its new 2020/2021 expedition schedule with 40 air-cruises this season. Joining the company’s fleet of expedition vessels and aircraft, the new M/V Magellan Explorer will make its maiden voyage on November 28, 2019.

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Antarctica21 Announces 2020-2021 Season




Antarctica21’s Magellan Explorer Launched (Credit: Carlos Kuschel)

Antarctica21 has announced its 2020-2021 expedition schedule with 40 air-cruises season. Joining the company’s fleet of expedition vessels and aircraft, the new Magellan Explorer will make its maiden voyage on November 28, 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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One Ocean Expeditions launches New Certified OOE Agent Program




One Ocean Expeditions - OOE (Logo)The end of the 2018-19 Antarctic season saw One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) welcome the first group of agents participating in the new OOE Agent Certified FAM Programme. Agents from around the world including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and China joined OOE hosts for a 10-night voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula on board RCGS Resolute.

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One Ocean Expeditions Wraps Outstanding 2018-19 Antarctic Season



One Ocean Expeditions - OOE (Logo)With the final voyage of the 2018-2019 Antarctic expedition cruise season complete, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) reflects on an exceptional season that took passengers to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and beyond the Antarctic Circle, witnessing incredible wildlife, interacting with special guests and learning from OOE’s team of educators and experienced polar expedition guides.

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Lindblad Adds New Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Departure




National Geographic Orion  (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced the addition of an Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands departure. The new voyage will depart on November 19, 2019. The company said their other three 2019-2020 departures are nearly sold out and they have re-routed the 102-guest National Geographic Orion for a fourth departure.

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