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)
Antarctica21, 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.
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.
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has pledged to turn the tide on plastics with new guidelines set to reduce single-use plastic use among visitors to the white continent.
Pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions is returning to East Antarctica with a visit to Mawson’s Hut planned for Christmas Day during its 25-day voyage ‘In the Wake of Mawson’ following the historic region’s first ice free summer in eight years.
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.
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) is redeveloping its ship scheduling process, as part of its commitment to ‘leave only footprints’ through the effective self-management of guest activities.
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.
Antarctica is a vast, unspoilt, fascinating continent with landscapes of huge icebergs, snow-covered mountains and sea ice that is home to exceptional wildlife. You can discover this magic region for yourself on an all-inclusive(1) expedition cruise with PONANT and National Geographic.
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)
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.
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.
Ahead of Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami next week, Marlink (booth #2108) reports that the expedition cruise market is in full-on growth mode in terms of demand for connectivity in the most remote corners of the planet.
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.