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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Sea Cloud Spirit - First Brochure

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Offering Exciting Itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Central America

Sea Cloud Cruises is happy to announce the arrival of the first brochure for their new build and third tall ship, the Sea Cloud Spirit. Potential guests can book sailings from August 2020-April 2021. She will take to the high seas on August 29 for her maiden voyage from Lisbon to Rome. The Sea Cloud Spirit will spend late summer/early fall in the Mediterranean, and then make her way to the Caribbean with a legendary Atlantic crossing in November 2020. She will then spend winter 2021 in the Caribbean, Central America and Florida/Bahamas.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Coral Expeditions launches all-new outer Great Barrier Reef program

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  • New-to-the-reef vessel with Cairns departures from June 2021
  • Yacht-like Coral Discoverer to journey beyond to remote northern reefs and islands
  • Cruises focus on marine wildlife encounters and Indigenous connections
Australia’s pioneer of expedition cruising, Coral Expeditions, has launched a completely re-imagined program of Great Barrier Reef expeditions from June 2021.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Peregrine releases sail away sale with up to 30% off

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The sale includes select Antarctica 20/21 Voyages and 2020 Adventure Cruises

Peregrine is offering up to 30% off* Antarctica Voyages and Adventure Cruises.

From 29th November to 8th December, travellers can book onto a Peregrine Adventure Cruise and select Antarctica Voyages, and save up to 30% off.

Examples of some of the sales on offer include:

Save $2,569 on Peregrine’s Best of Antarctica departing 4th November 2020:

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Photographic Expeditions See Norwegian Arctic in The Best Light

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Late season voyages to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic offer ideal light conditions in which novice and expert photographers alike may capture images of the unusual icy landscapes and captivating wildlife.  Specialist polar tour operator Swoop (tel:  0117 369 0296; https://www.swoop-arctic.com) is offering two 10-day, small-ship expeditions to the Svalbard archipelago during September 2020 to take advantage of the amazing light.  Both trips are for just 12 guests each and both are accompanied by special photographic guides.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Life as an Arctic Expedition Leader

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For anyone who has ever been on an expedition cruise or group tour, we’ve all wondered what life would be like as an expedition leader or trip manager. From the outside looking in, it looks like a dream job. You get paid to take travellers to some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful locations and experience the many diverse cultures within them. However, what goes on behind the scenes? What is life truly like as an expedition leader?

Matthew ‘MJ’ Swan has been an expedition leader for Arctic voyages operator, Adventure Canada, for nearly eight years, taking travellers on expedition cruises throughout Canada and the Arctic. MJ is also the Business Development Director for Adventure Canada, which his father founded in 1987.

MJ’s love for travel stemmed from his wilderness-loving family, working with the company since he was 15 years old. Becoming an expedition leader was in his DNA.

“I was brought up in a travelling family with a deep passion for nature. It made sense to me to explore the world with like-minded travellers, and to be someone that guests could look to as an expedition leader given my existing experience on ships, with Adventure Canada,” said MJ.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announce a new Panama and Colombia itinerary.


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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Panama & Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast, an exhilarating 8-day expedition that will navigate the South American coast, from Cartagena to Panama City, to explore the region’s astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Hull and ice test for new Seabourn Venture


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Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is marking another key milestone in the construction of its new expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, with the completion of ice model testing for the ship’s PC-6 rated hull.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Two new ships for Ponant brand, Paul Gaugin, in 2022


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Fincantieri has signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction and design of two new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for Ponant, a subsidiary of Artemis Group (holding company of the Pinault family).

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Lonely Planet Embarks on 60 Unforgettable Water Trips with Amazing Boat Journeys

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Includes three in Australia

From salt breezes to river safaris, Lonely Planet has left no hull unturned to collect 60 of the world's greatest water adventures for the publication of Amazing Boat Journeys this month.

Following the success of Lonely Planet's best-selling Amazing Train Journeys last year, Amazing Boat Journeys features accounts of 60 of the world's most unforgettable voyages over water, accompanied by beautiful photographs and practical details to assist travellers in planning their own memorable trips.

With a Foreword by round-the-world Australian sailor Jessica Watson, Amazing Boat Journeys celebrates a slower, more romantic and rewarding way of travelling — from sailing the Nile by felucca and cruising the Canadian Arctic, to reaching the Pitcairn Islands by cargo ship and exploring Halong Bay in Vietnam.

Sydney’s Manly Ferry, Kimberley Coast Cruise, and Sailing Ningaloo Reef are the Australian boat journeys featured.

The book's other top journeys include:

·         Felucca Nile Journey (Egypt)
·         Cape Town Fishing Vessel (South Africa)
·         Mississippi Paddle Steamer (USA)
·         Amazon Exploration (Peru)
·         The Galápagos Islands (Ecuador)
·         Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (Chile)
·         Halong Bay (Vietnam)
·         Kerala Backwaters (India)
·         Mekong River (Vietnam and Cambodia)
·         Yangtze River (China)
·         Cigarette Boat on the TonlĂ© Sap (Cambodia)
·         Dalmatian Coast (Croatia)
·         Aran Islands Pilgrimage (Ireland)
·         Aegean Islands (Greece)
·         Blue Cruise (Turkey)
·         Hurtigruten Fjords (Norway)
·         Baltic Sea Crossing (Finland to Sweden)
·         Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
·         Cook Strait Ferry (New Zealand)
·         Coastal New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)
·         Marine Mammals Expedition (Antarctica)

LONELY PLANET: AMAZING BOAT JOURNEYS

Published: November 2019

ISBN: 9781788681308 / Dimensions: 240mm x 185mm / Format: 304pp, hardcover

Price: AU$39.99


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

New expedition cruise brand to launch in 2021

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Scylla will launch a new expedition cruise brand, VIVA Cruises Expeditions, in summer 2021 with the SeaVenture sailing to Northern Europe and the Arctic.

The Switzerland-based vessel management company owns and operates more than 30 riverboats for various brands, and has its own river brand in VIVA Cruises.

Earlier this year, the company purchased the Bremen from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. It will take delivery of the 155-guest ship in 2021.

Scylla will then operate it under the VIVA brand for the summer season, before a winter charter sees the ship sail for Polar Latitudes in Antarctica as the SeaEscape.