Wednesday 29 January 2020

Windstar Australia Special Offers during Small Ship Big World Savings Event

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Windstar Australia has announced a range of Pick Your Perk and special fare options available for guests booking any of the acclaimed cruise operator’s worldwide sailings before 28 February 2020 as part of Windstar’s Small Ship Big World Savings Event.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Aranui to launch dedicated cruise ship in 2022

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Tahitian cruise line Aranui Cruises has revealed the first details of its new 10,000-tonne cruise ship which is set to join Aranui 5 in the South Pacific in mid 2022.

Monday 27 January 2020

Expedition Cruising: Emperor Penguin Gatecrashes Heritage Expeditions’ Antarctica Discovery Party

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A well-dressed Emperor Penguin charmed its way onto Heritage Expeditions' exclusive guest list during the pioneering small-ship expedition cruise company’s Antarctic celebrations on the 200th anniversary of what is widely regarded as the first sighting of the frozen continent.

Thursday 23 January 2020

Captain Cook Cruises New 2020 Dates for Upper Murraylands River Cruise

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Captain Cook Cruises has released the 2020 departure dates for the much loved seven-night Upper Murraylands Cruise, onboard Paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess.

Coral Expeditions launches new East Indies expeditions

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Coral Adventurer explores Raja Ampat, Borneo, Sulawesi and the remote islands of the East Indies in 2021

Australia’s pioneer of expedition cruising, Coral Expeditions announce an extensive series of seven expeditions for 2021 to the exotic East Indies exploring such enchanting small islands as Misool in Raja Ampat, Alor in the Lesser Sundas and Buton in Sulawesi.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Intrepid Travel polar expedition cruise program for 2021/2022

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Intrepid Travel has announced their polar program for 2021/2022, which includes a total solar eclipse voyage as well as a Christmas and New Year sailing.

Monday 20 January 2020

Lindblad Expeditions offers free flights to Antarctica

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Lindblad Expeditions has made it easier than ever for travellers to visit the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula with the launch of an incredible 'fly free' offer available until 30 June 2020 on select 2020 departures.

Viking announces launch of expedition voyages

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Viking has announced it is expanding its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of new expedition voyagesViking Expeditions will begin sailing in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic.

Monday 13 January 2020

One Ocean Expeditions closes shop - officially

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After months of uncertainty, cancelled cruises and passengers owed thousands of dollars, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) has finally entered administration.

The unfortunate saga has played out over several months but had its beginnings in August 2018 when the Canadian company's chartered Russian research vessel, Akademik Ioffe, ran aground in remote Nunavut.

Read the full report at Cruise Critic

Hurtigruten Explore the World Global Sale

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Hurtigruten kicks off its Explore the World Global Sale this week with a range of great savings and special offers available from Wednesday.

The sale will run until 15 March.

Saturday 11 January 2020

One Ocean into administration

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Source Travel Daily

ONE Ocean Expeditions (OOE) overnight advised customers it is set to be placed into administration and has confirmed its upcoming 17 Jan “Ultimate Antarctica” departure would not take place.

The company has not operated any voyages since Oct 2019, with its RCGS Resolute impounded in Argentina over a payment dispute.

However, since then OOE has continued to solicit bookings on its website, while telling customers on cancelled cruises it would provide a “future cruise credit” rather than any refunds.

The company claims to have entered into a partnership with another unnamed “high quality expedition operator” to provide customers with options to book for a discounted price.

Passengers may also attempt to seek a refund of monies paid to OOE, which will occur via a “business administration process overseen by a court appointed Monitor/Trustee”.

“Alternatively, as OOE will soon enter a formal restructuring process (business administration) under the Canadian legal system, you may be able to seek refunds through the cancellation terms of your travel insurance policy,” the company said, offering to provide supporting documentation to assist any claims.

Thursday 9 January 2020

Hurtigruten rejects claims of One Ocean Partnership

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Hurtigruten rejects the recent claims that it has entered into a partnership with One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), or that Hurtigruten has purchased any OOE assets or in any way is involved in what OOE describe as a “restructuring”.

One Ocean Expeditions finds a rescuer - not quite [update]

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UPDATE: Hurtigruten rejects suggestion of partnership

In a statement reported on Cruise Industry News, it would appear that the beleaguered One Ocean Expeditions has found a rescuer - of sorts.

In a note to passengers, One Ocean made the following statement:

“We have agreed to a marketing relationship with another high-quality expedition operator which will provide you various options to continue your travel in your chosen destination for a discounted price.

“One Ocean has entered into a marketing partnership with a highly regarded company with more than 120 years of cruise and expedition experience,”

One Ocean Expeditions entered a 'restructuring phase' in October following financial difficulties and has not sailed a departure since then. The sole ship, RGSC Resolute (the former Hapag-Lloyd Hanseatic) remains under arrest in Rio de Janeiro with a question mark hanging over its future.

As for speculation as to the new partner, OOE is not being specific, but only one operator can claim "120 years of cruise and expedition experience". That operator is Hurtigruten.

The fine detail of this arrangement is not known, but it would appear the primary objective is to find alternate berths for passengers forward-booked with OOE.

More details as they come to hand.

Wednesday 8 January 2020

BREAKING #expeditioncruising : Kimberley Quest sold

#expeditioncruising . has just learned that long-time boutique Kimberley expedition cruise operator, Kimberley Quest, has been bought by Troy Thomas who recently sold his successful Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures business to rail and resort operator Journey Beyond in 2019.

“We’re thrilled to take over such a successful and award-winning business like this and look forward to taking the vessel to the next level with the major upgrades we’re currently completing,” Thomas told
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For more information and bookings: (08) 9193 6131

Oceanwide to launch year round Arctic expedition cruising program

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Dutch expedition cruise operator, Oceanwide Expeditions, will now operate all year round in the Arctic.

Dates and Rates for Arctic 2021 are now available for Hondius (170 passengers), Ortelius, Plancius (both with 108 passengers), Rembrandt van Rijn (33 passengers), and Noorderlicht (20 passengers).

Tuesday 7 January 2020

Aurora Expeditions to launch second new ship ‘Sylvia Earle’

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Second state-of-the-art vessel to launch in October 2021

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s leading expedition cruising company, will name its second purpose-built expedition ship after the acclaimed marine biologist and oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle.