Monday 24 February 2020

Quasar Expeditions Shares Six Reasons to Visit the Galapagos in Autumn

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A popular hot spot for cruise, wildlife, nature and adventure lovers, Quasar Expeditions, the pioneers of small yacht cruising in the region shares their top reasons for visiting the archipelago during the autumn months.

Wednesday 19 February 2020

National Geographic Endurance Completes Sea Trials

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National Geographic Endurance, a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation and the first polar new build for Lindblad Expeditions, has successfully completed her first sea trials in Storfjorden, which is the entrance of the iconic Geirangerfjord.

Monday 17 February 2020

Swim with Whale Shark and Stingless Jelly Fish on Expedition Cruise to Lesser-Known Indonesian Islands

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Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 February 2020:  Following the recent success of its inaugural ‘Indonesian Explorer’ voyage from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea, specialist expedition tour operator Heritage Expeditions has announced that it will again run the two-week cruise departing 28 September 2020.

Sunday 9 February 2020

Ever wanted to "virtually" cruise Spitsbergen?

Photo: Hurtigruten - Lise Dreistel

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Norway's national broadcaster NRK is streaming live footage from Hurtigruten's MS Spitsbergen's voyage through the waters surrounding Svalbard. The footage can be viewed here.

Slow TV is a unique Norwegian concept that will see a continuous nine-day webstream from the expedition ship as she circumnavigates Spitsbergen island extending north to the 80th parallel.

Friday 7 February 2020

UPDATE: Royal Caribbean and Hapag-Lloyd in merger talks

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Statement by Karl J. Pojer, Chief Executive Officer, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises     

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is on a growth path – mainly thanks to your commitment and support. Within the space of just a few years our company has evolved into the world’s leading provider of luxury and expedition cruises, and an organisation achieving profitable growth. Our ships are considered to be the best ships in the world today.

Tuesday 4 February 2020

PONANT looks back at 2019: expeditions in luxury with environmental commitment

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PONANT, World Leader of Luxury Expeditions, looks back at the highlights of 2019. An ever-stronger commitment to the environment and a surge in demand for immersive experiences are two factors behind PONANT’s growth.

Silversea offers Business Class flights on Arctic expedition cruising

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Ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, is delighted to offer included Business Class Air, international transfers and luggage handling on 13 select voyages in 2020, aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer in the Arctic and the Russian Far East. Guests will also enjoy complimentary: overseas transfers between the airport, hotel and ship; one-night pre-cruise accommodation; and daily shore excursions, with guided Zodiacs®.

The Russians are coming: Vodohod enters expedition cruise market with new vessels

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Russian small ship and river cruise company, Vodohod, is poised to enter the expedition fray with two new ships, codenamed Project Vega, under construction at the Helsinki Shipyard Inc. The company already owns and operates 25 river cruise boats, nine speed boats and five other boats on Russian waterways.

Sunday 2 February 2020

Introducing Scenic's new superyacht - Emerald Azzurra

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The Scenic Group today launched its latest innovation in cruise, the new 100-guest superyacht – Emerald Azzurra – the first vessel launched under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, part of the Emerald Cruises portfolio. (Ed: the vessel is currently under construction in China and is scheduled to enter the water in July 2021)

“Emerald Waterways has been operating award-winning river cruises since 2014,” said Mr Moroney, owner and Chairman of the Scenic Group.