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Thursday, 27 May 2021

Lindblad Expeditions to Return to Iceland in July

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Lindblad Expeditions has announced it will be reactivating National Geographic Explorer for a series of voyages in Iceland this summer. Plans call for the 148-guest polar vessel to explore the mythical land of the midnight sun on two alternating itineraries, Wild Island Escape and The Circumnavigation of Iceland. On both expeditions, guests will discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” as they journey through the country’s pristine fjords, fascinating tundra, dramatic waterfalls, and geothermal hot springs.

Monday, 24 May 2021

Ultimate Private Yacht Experience at Orpheus Island

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The M.Y. Flying Fish – Northern Escape Collection's opulent 32m private superyacht, will take up residence at Orpheus Island Lodge this season, offering a rare and indulgent opportunity for guests to experience the world-class lodge and unspoilt island paradise from the privacy of a luxury yacht.
Having recently undergone a $2m refit and refurbishment, the glamourous M.Y. Flying Fish will provide an exclusive, floating hotel experience for private groups of up to eight guests. Interior living areas feature across three decks, complete with mahogany finishes and indulgent furnishings, ideal for sharing time and making memories. 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Heritage Expeditions acquires former MS Hanseatic for polar operations

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Pioneering New Zealand-based expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions is proud to announce it will be operating the world-renowned Polar exploration vessel  (pic above) formerly known as MS Hanseatic and Society Adventurer from May 2022.

Lindblad Expeditions Adds Two Additional Ships and Departures in Alaska

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced plans to add additional voyages for the 2021 season in Alaska this summer. Due to robust demand for their Alaska programming, Lindblad will reactivate its two remaining U.S.-flagged vessels – and has added an additional 13 departures. The 62-guest sister ships, National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion will explore Alaska on a series of Wild Escape departures starting June 25, 2021 and continuing through August.

Monday, 17 May 2021

Reindeers and huskies and whales on Hurtigruten's 2022-23 Follow the Lights season

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Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express has launched its 2022-23 Follow the Lights season with almost 50 departures scheduled between September 2022 and March 2023.

Friday, 14 May 2021

Heritage Expeditions Announces New Voyage Exploring the Primeval World of Stewart Island

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Heritage Expeditions is giving intrepid travellers the opportunity to experience a primeval world exploring the remote, pristine wilderness and wildlife of Stewart Island on its new 8-day voyage Unseen Stewart Island aboard 18-guest expedition yacht Heritage Explorer starting June.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys announce 19 voyages




New itineraries featuring Smithsonian-crafted Cultural Experiences on board and on land

 

PONANT, the world leader in luxury small ship expeditions, in alliance with Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, has released examples of 19 forthcoming voyages commencing in 2022. 

Monday, 26 April 2021

Third Generation Greek-owned Variety Cruises Voyages Into 2021

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Greek and family-owned for over 50 years, and now helmed by the third generation, Variety Cruises is revered as the most established small ship company in Greece. In summer 2021, they take to the sea once again, bringing travellers to unexplored locations and classic must-sees, yet leaving an imprint that respects sustainable tourism and COVID safety protocols in every destination.

Monday, 19 April 2021

Day 2: Hurtigruten shows how every day can be Earth Day

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To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Hurtigruten Expeditions, the leader in sustainable cruising, is highlighting how tourism operators and travellers can create a positive impact each and every day.

Friday, 16 April 2021

Day 1: Hurtigruten shows how every day can be Earth Day


Ahead of Earth Day next Thursday 22 April, Hurtigruten Expeditions, the leader in sustainable cruising, is highlighting how tourism operators and travellers can create a positive impact each and every day. 

Monday, 29 March 2021

Renovated Le Paul Gauguin to sail 39 South Pacific voyages in 2022

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Paul Gauguin Cruises, a South Pacific-based luxury small ship operator has released details of an extensive renovation of their ship Le Paul Gauguin, featuring luxurious enhancements, completed during a recent dry-dock in Singapore. 

Saturday, 27 March 2021

NZ Expedition Cruise Company to sail Kimberley in 2021

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Australia’s North West will see a new brand of cruise line with the entry of Island Escape Cruises when the NZ-based company reveals a new program later this year.

New Northwest Passage Itinerary from Hurtigruten

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Hurtigruten, the leader in sustainable expedition cruising, today revealed a new flagship voyage for the 2023 season for guests to follow in the footsteps of famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen along the Northwest Passage.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Myanmar update from Pandaw

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The situation in Myanmar has now broken down and shootings and other acts of violence by the military proliferate on the streets, not just of big cities, but every town and village in the country.

The Pandaw Clinics medical teams are actively providing medical aid to injured people in the Middle Burma towns and villages in which we operate. Our doctors are out with the demonstrators and ready to assist.

Friday, 19 March 2021

Leatherman's new pocket tools work to a T

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Every boy or girl should have a pocket knife. I still have the first one my grandfather bought me when I was six. Don't worry, mum hid it for 10 years. 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Lindblad Expeditions Launches New Itineraries

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Lindblad Expeditions’ intrepid expedition developers have not ventured far from home during the pandemic, but their travel experience and ambitions roamed widely, creating new expeditions—spectacular new portals into beauty, wildness and the seldom-seen. Each promises epic new adventures—whether it’s transiting the Northwest Passage or exploring New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands.

Friday, 12 March 2021

New ship for Oceanwide Expeditions

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Today Dutch polar travel company Oceanwide Expeditions celebrates the ship launch of its new Polar Class 6 vessel, m/v Janssonius, from Brodosplit Shipyards in Split, Croatia.

Built similar to its last vessel, m/v Hondius, the new Janssonius represents one of the most technologically advanced, structurally fortified expedition cruise vessels on the planet.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

PONANT announces appointment of Hervé Gastinel as CEO

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The appointment of Hervé Gastinel as CEO of PONANT as of 29 March 2021 confirms the company's objective to strengthen its position as market leader in luxury expedition cruising and its commitment to being the world leader in sustainable tourism.

Monday, 8 March 2021

PONANT increases 2022 Kimberley luxury expeditions

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Today, Deb Corbett, General Manager Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, announced the significant expansion of PONANT’s small ship luxury expeditions program in the Kimberley in 2022.

Aurora Expeditions dedicates new expedition ship to female conservationists

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Australia’s award-winning expedition operator, Aurora Expeditions, is celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 by dedicating its new expedition ship to five of the world’s leading female conservationists.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Expeditions to Australia, Commonwealth Bay & the Ross Sea

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Award-winning Australian-owned expedition operator, Aurora Expeditions, has launched the most unique expedition program in Australia, Commonwealth Bay and the Ross Sea (East Antarctica) starting from June 2021 and running through until March 2022. 

For the first time in Aurora Expeditions’ history, it will offer a full season of immersive, adventurous and off-the-beaten-track voyages in the region, as well as having the most comprehensive and enriching activities program of any operator. 

The activity program includes sea kayaking, paddling in clear bottom kayaks, snorkelling (including with Sea Lions in Hopkins Island and Dolphins in Kangaroo Island), scuba diving, shark diving, climbing, helicopter rides over incredible waterfalls and more. 

The Ross Sea & Commonwealth Bay will be uniquely accessible from Australia and is being offered exclusively by Aurora Expeditions on a selection of voyages, operating as a round trip from Hobart.

Friday, 26 February 2021

Western Australia Set to Sail Again

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Australia's pioneering small ship cruise line, Coral Expeditions, confirms operations will restart in Western Australia this month, its 25th year of continuous operations in the state. The company has attained all required state and federal approvals including the endorsement of their travel industry leading SailSAFE plan. The announcement marks another significant milestone for the Australian expedition cruise industry. Coral Expeditions has been continuously operating incident-free in the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania since October 2020 and have just completed a very successful inaugural voyage in South Australian waters last week.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

From on Board: Coral Adventurer's Wild Islands and Walks of South Australia - Reevesby Island

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Reevesby Island (c) Quentin Chester

How many South Australians could name all of the islands off the 5000km of shoreline? That would be quite a feat, as there are almost 350 of them.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

From on Board: Coral Adventurer's Wild Islands and Walks of South Australia - Flinders Island

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One of the things I love about expedition cruising is the ability to visit remote islands often overlooked by tourism. Flinders Island, a little more than 36 square kilometres and about 30 kilometres from the nearest mainland town, Elliston, is one such example.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

From on Board: Coral Adventurer's Wild Islands and Walks of South Australia

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Thu 11 Feb - Fri 12 Feb 2021

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse (Steve Parish)

When you consider there are more than 80 ships wrecked around Kangaroo Island (KI) and the peninsulas, you'd think lighthouses would have been a priority for the fledgeling colony of South Australia.