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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Rare Superyacht Experience in Antarctica

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EXCLUSIVE to iExpedition: Legend, Antarctica’s Only Superyacht Experience, is Redefining Luxury for the Sophisticated, Modern Traveller.

Forget being just one in a sea of thousands: welcome aboard Antarctica’s only private superyacht experience, exclusive to Australian polar expedition company iExpedition.

The most exclusive and intimate Antarctica experience, this eight-day Exclusive Antarctica voyage aboard the Legend sails with just 22 privileged passengers, ensuring guests are treated to every want and whim while ensconced in a completely redesigned and rebuilt five-star vessel.

“The Legend brings a new level of luxury and exclusivity to Antarctica. For today's sophisticated modern traveller this is the ultimate way to experience the White Continent,” says iExpedition Founder, Ben Alexander.

Skipping the tumultuous crossing along the Drake Passage and saving days on the open ocean, travellers will become the ultimate jetsetters with a luxe Fly-in and Fly-out journey, saluting the finest bubbly to a full six days exploring Antarctica’s spectacular powder-white landscape. There’s nothing quite like catching your first glimpse of the world’s most southern continent from the air, a breathtaking and unforgettable sight.

Upon touching down in the Antarctic Peninsula, guests will enter the VIP experience from the moment they board the Legend. Class oozes out of every vestibule. Swap photos from your day in one of the many decadent lounges, catch a film in the cinema, dine on world-class cuisine on the outdoor deck, limber up for the day’s adventure with an early morning yoga class and indulge in a deep-tissue massage upon returning, or sink into the hot tub with a mimosa and marvel at the Antarctic landscape.

Life on a superyacht offers more than just untapped luxury, it promises an unfettered expedition spirit. Watch waddling colonies of gentoo penguins and their baby chicks with wonder. Glide past monolithic icebergs and alongside pods of playful humpback and orca whales in a Zodiac. Handpicked expert guides are always ready to share their knowledge and stories, transitioning seamlessly from dinner party company to keeping you safe on the ice. Their endless enthusiasm and attention to detail will make the trip fascinating and memorable.

“The stay on the Legend made my Antarctica experience both magical and unforgettable. The quality of the crew, the accommodations and the activities were exceptional. We, the 22 passengers, felt like a big, united family. This voyage is extremely rewarding, and I would definitely go on an expedition to Antarctica again... but only on the Legend!” says Ilgi, a passenger from the January 2019 expedition.

"Our "Legend" expedition to Antarctica exceeded all expectations and made us privy to experiences we never thought possible: submersible excursions, close up encounters with whales, seals, penguins, etc and the very best expedition guides imaginable: Nat Geo award-winning photographers and Blue Planet team members.  Sublime!" says Katherine, a passenger from the January 2019 expedition.

Built-in 1973 in the Netherlands, the Legend began her life as an icebreaker in the service of the former Soviet Union. In 2016 she was been completely rebuilt and renovated, and now cuts through ice floes with ease and glides into areas off-limits to other vessels. Today, she is one the most exquisite and impressive expedition superyacht in the world.

Have Antarctica’s unspoiled environment all to yourself in the kind of luxury that you could only dream of. Experience this rare and exciting privilege, only possible on the Legend.

Departing Puerto Williams, Chile, on 6 December 2019 and 13 December 2019, the Legend's 8-day Antarctica expedition starts from EU€25,000 per person twin-share.

Explore online or for bookings & more information about the Legend expedition, email iExpedition’s team of polar specialists today or call 1800 960 577.

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Expedition kit for the adventurous and eco-conscious dad

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Treat your Dad this Father’s Day with a gift from Zen Imports, which has a range of equipment and tools suited for everyone from brands including Leatherman, Ledlenser, Klean Kanteen and Fjallraven. Whether your old man is a great outdoorsman, loves to build or fix things, or is a fan of having the latest gadgets, these products are the perfect way to express your gratitude.


The ‘New Generation’ of Leatherman, the Leatherman FREE range has a range of new selling points. The P2 and P4 feature many of the same implements found within classic Leatherman tools, but with new features and technology. The outside features a new signature design and the inside of the tool includes a revolutionary magnetic architecture that allows the tool and its implements to open and close seamlessly.

RRP P2-$259.95; P4-$299.95

For more information or to buy visit


The iH11R rechargeable headlamp includes all the features you come to expect from a Ledlenser industrial lighting product and much more. With its Bluetooth connectivity and using the Ledlenser Connect app, you can remotely control the headlamp’s various functions including brightness levels, lighting modes and a timer feature.

RRP $249.95. For more information or to buy visit


Most people are incredibly busy these days, so having items that are suited to travelling or being on the move is a lifesaver. With a new selection of colours to choose from, the vacuum-insulated Tumblers provide a simple solution to the conundrum of single-use cups while keeping everything at just the right temperature, from a morning coffee to a lunchtime smoothie and an evening nightcap.

RRP $48.95-$68.95. For more information or to buy visit


Who doesn’t loose their keys at least every once in a while?! The KeySmart Pro is the ultimate key organiser. With the free Tile™ app, you are able to find your KeySmart Pro on a map. You can also use it to find your phone.

The newly redesigned KeySmart Pro can now hold up to 14 keys, includes a bottle opener, an LED flashlight and has a rechargeable battery.

RRP $85.75.

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For the eco dad, the Stainless Steel Straws are perfect as they were developed as a reusable solution to disposable plastic straws and an ideal accessory for the TKWide Straw Cap and Insulated Tumblers. The straws are made from high quality 18/8 stainless steel with a safe, food grade, removable silicone flex tip. The new packs include an 8mm 2-Pack and a 10mm 3-Pack with cut-to-fit extender tube.

RRP $9.95 For more information or to buy visit


Removing 99.9 percent of bacteria from water in less than a minute, this device is ideal for travellers to overseas countries, hikers and outdoorsmen. Using the power of ultraviolet light to make water safe to drink, it’s the same technology used to purify water by leading bottled water manufacturers, as well as major cities and towns around the world.

RRP $208.75.

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Zen Imports is a leading brand management and distribution company with focus on Outdoor, Recreation, Lifestyle, DIY and industrial channels. They are responsible to build, promote, manage and strategically market some of the world’s leading brands in their focus categories, which includes brand including Leatherman, Klean Kanteen, Fjallraven and Ledlenser.

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Hurtigruten delays maiden voyage of Roald Amundsen again

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Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has been forced to delay the maiden voyage of its new ship Roald Amundsen due to unfinished onboard interior work.

The world's first hybrid-powered ship was due to set sail from Hamburg tomorrow with passengers onboard, but will instead leave from Tromso, in Norway, on Tuesday (July 2).

Roald Amundsen will skip various ports of call in southern Norway as well as sea days in order to get the work completed.

It is yet another delay for the 530-passenger ship, which was due to launch last year.

Read full report at Cruise Critic

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Poseidon Expeditions Solar Eclipse 2021 Voyage to Antarctica

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On the morning of Dec. 4, 2021, passengers and crew aboard the M/v Sea Spirit, Poseidon Expeditions’ 114-guest polar expedition ship, will be on deck as a solar eclipse plummets Antarctica into sudden darkness.

This event occurs on Day 14 of a 23-day voyage that departs the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, Argentina, on Nov. 20 and returns there on Dec. 12 after firmly fixing in memory place names from history books – South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula itself. The per person rates are from $16,556 (triple occupancy) and $21,866 (double occupancy).

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Oceanwide orders sister ship M/V Janssonius

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Croatian shipyard Brodosplit, the builder of Hondius, won the follow on order for M/V Janssonius, which is scheduled to be completed in October 2021. The 174-passenger ship will be nearly identical in size and design, complete with a Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened vessel equivalent to a 1A super ice-class ship.

Friday, 21 June 2019

PONANT takes delivery of Le Dumont-d’Urville

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PONANT welcomes its ninth ship as it continues to expand it’s fleet of modern small luxury expedition ships.

On schedule on 14 June, PONANT took delivery of Le Dumont-d’Urville, the ninth ship in the fleet, with the ship leaving the port of Søvik in Norway for Bergen, ready to commence her maiden cruise.

Reasons to go Small Ship Cruising

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There are many reasons to choose the small ship alternative for your next cruise vacation and the cruise lines are a waking up to the boutique alternative too. A record number of smaller cruise ships and advanced expedition vessels are launching right now, ready to explore the world in a way you never imagined - and never could aboard a conventional ‘big’ ship.

Read the full story at Travel Associates