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Thursday, 11 August 2022

Refurbished Polar Pioneer Heads South To Antarctica

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Fresh from her maiden voyage to Svalbard with Secret Atlas following a major refurbishment project which focused on sustainability and upcycling, MV Polar Pioneer, the veteran ice-strengthened expedition vessel, is destined for further adventure on two wildlife and photography cruises, this time in the Southern Hemisphere; the first a 12-day Antarctica Cruise on 1st January 2024 Antarctica Explorer - 12 Day Wildlife & Photography Small Group Expedition (secretatlastravel.com), followed by a 15-day South Georgia itinerary on 24th February 2024, South Georgia Photo Tour - 15 Days of Exploration - Small Group Size (secretatlastravel.com).

On Board Expeditions: Luxury new vessel hits Tasmania’s waters

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On Board | Tasmanian Expedition Cruises will launch a new custom-designed luxury vessel, Odalisque III, at the end of 2022.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Kimberley and Central Australia adventure with Silversea

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Exclusive Savings on Ultra-Luxe Kimberley and Central Australia Adventure with Silversea in 2023
Save more than A$5000 per couple or more than A$12,000 for Solos
All-inclusive package - book by November 3, 2022
Free-spirited adventurers keen to explore Australia’s wildest wilderness but with the indulgent balm of luxury accommodation and a private butler along the way can enjoy exclusive savings on a new, ultra-luxe cruise and land tour package embracing the magnificent Kimberley, Central Australia and also Australia’s Top End.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Blessing of Lindblad's National Geographic Islander ll [video]

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Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen, Commends Lindblad Expeditions as a “Great Example of How to Use Tourism as a Vehicle for Conservation and Development”


Lindblad Expeditions celebrated the official blessing of the newest addition to their award-winning fleet, National Geographic Islander ll in Salinas, Ecuador this past weekend. Attendees included Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen, and Gustavo Manrique, Minister of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, industry colleagues, local partners, and members of Lindblad’s beloved crew. The 26-suite best-in-class expedition vessel will make her inaugural Galápagos voyage on August 19, 2022, for year-round expeditions in the islands.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

From on board Ponant's Le Laperouse in the Kimberley: Talbot Bay Rock Stars

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Home to the famed Horizontal Falls and described by legendary naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as one of the world's great natural wonders, Talbot Bay contains much more than just a curious cascade.

Saturday, 23 July 2022

From on board Ponant's Le Laperouse in the Kimberley: Croc spotting on the Hunter River

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The massive Hunter River, as well as the nearby Roe feeds into Prince Frederick Harbour along with inflow from numerous smaller creeks and rivulets. It’s an expedition cruise hotspot and today we’re here in the company of APT’s Caledonian Sky, running Zodiac tours into the wild heart of this remote region.

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

NZ's Strannik Ocean Voyages selling fast

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Rodney Russ, owner and founder of Strannik Ocean Voyages writes:

"We have one twin-share cabin and one male berth* available on this departure.  To see and experience all of Fiordland’s fiords is a trip of a lifetime. There are 14 fiords, but one of them, Sutherland Sound, is only accessible by Zodiac, the remaining 13 create one of the greatest cruising grounds in the world.  It is wrong to think that just because they are all fiords they are all the same; every one of them is unique and different with their own story.  We invite you to experience and enjoy these 13 fiords. "

To view this offer and future sailings, see https://strannikoceanvoyages.com/expeditions/

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Heritage Expeditions Three New Island-hopping Cruises

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Exploring the Remote Tropical Islands of Asia and the South Pacific

Pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has announced three new island-hopping voyages exploring the remote tropical islands of Asia and the South Pacific aboard luxurious expedition flagship Heritage Adventurer.

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Island Escape leaves passengers wondering

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Island Escape in the Kimberley (Megan Rose/Facebook)

Following a report in LATTE Luxury Travel Trade newsletter, it appears Island Escape Cruises has abandoned its Kimberley program and left passengers high and dry.

"Just received an email from Island Escapes advising us our Kimberley cruise ex Broome due to start tomorrow has been cancelled," writes one disappointed passenger on the cruise company's Facebook page. "Unable to contact anyone. No word on refund, not to mention flights from Sydney to Broome."

Attempts by both media and passengers to contact IEC have been met with silence. An automated response from IEC founder Peter Bissett reads simply: “I resigned from the company on 4 July 2022”.

Monday, 4 July 2022

Pitcairn Island's Passenger Service Resumes

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Pitcairn’s supply ship MV Silver Supporter. Credit: Andrew Randall

Following Pitcairn's border reopening in March 2022, and remaining COVID-19 free, the remote island group is pleased to announce its regular passenger shipping link with French Polynesia will resume from July 5th 2022.