Wednesday 29 September 2021

CroisiEurope to cruise between Egypt and Jordan on the Red Sea

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This new 8-day itinerary along the Sinai Peninsula is exclusive! From November 2021 to March 2022, passengers of La Belle de l’Adriatique will embark on a journey brimming with unparalleled historical abundance.

Saturday 18 September 2021

New polar odysseys: PONANT launches sales for Antarctica 2022-23

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including two new expeditions from and to New Zealand

PONANT, the world leader of luxury expeditions aboard small luxury ships, unveils a totally new range of voyages to the ends of the earth for the Antarctic season including two exciting new itineraries from and to New Zealand. With these unprecedented polar odysseys aboard the first LNG-powered hybrid electric luxury polar exploration vessel, Le Commandant Charcot, PONANT invites travellers in search of meaning to weigh anchor for new adventures in the wake of the famous navigator after whom the ship is named.

Thursday 16 September 2021

New expanded 2022-23 brochure from Aurora Expeditions

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Australia’s award-winning adventure cruise company, Aurora Expeditions, has today launched its expanded 2022-23 Season Brochure for its Arctic, Antarctica and Global program.

Monday 13 September 2021

Coral Expeditions bound for South Australia this summer

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Season extended with 5 new intrastate voyages in December and January

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering small ship cruise line, has today announced five new South Australian intrastate voyages over December 2021 and January 2022. These new voyages continue the company’s strategy of an all-year domestic deployment amidst international travel restrictions. With a round-trip Adelaide itinerary that stays within South Australia and departures within the next few months, this voyage provides guests with a reliable cruising alternative and an opportunity to see some of the state’s most unique and remote destinations.

Friday 10 September 2021

Lindblad Expeditions buys Crystal Esprit expedition ship

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The 62-passenger Crystal Esprit is leaving the Crystal Cruises fleet after having been sold to Lindblad Expeditions for a reported sum of US$13.3million, the latter told Cruise Critic Wednesday. Crystal had said late Tuesday that it had sold the award-winning superyacht to an undisclosed buyer.

Read full story at Cruise Critic 

Update: ExpCru understands Lindblad will deploy this vessel in the Galapagos after a refurbishment 

Thursday 9 September 2021

National Geographic Resolution Completes Sea Trials

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Lindblad Expeditions has announced that National Geographic Resolution, their next-generation expedition ship purpose-built for polar navigation, has successfully completed her sea trials in the Vartdal fjord, the outermost part of the Stor fjord, at the entrance of the iconic Geirangerfjord.

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Introducing Prana by Atzaró Indonesian hand-built Phinisi

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Prana by Atzaró is a beautiful Indonesian hand-built Phinisi, the world’s ultimate luxurious charter.

The yacht sails all year following the seasons, from the calm waters of Komodo National Park and The Spice Islands to the unexplored magical islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia where you can experience some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world.

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express' Largest Onboard Credit Offer

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Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express invites guests to 'Uncover the Magic of Norway' with their most significant onboard credit offer to date. Book your cabin by 31 October 2021 for travel between June 2022 and May 2023 to secure up to $1,500 in onboard credit* per cabin twin share, on their iconic itineraries exploring the Norwegian coast. Leave all the planning with Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express, including additional flights from Australia or New Zealand to bookend your Norwegian journey. Just ask them how.

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Ponant's Le Commandant Charcot reaches the north pole

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Le Commandant Charcot, PONANT’s first LNG-powered hybrid electric luxury polar exploration vessel, reached the geographic North Pole yesterday evening at 6:38pm (AEST). Captain Etienne Garcia was at the helm, with Captain Marchesseau at his side. This is the very first French ship to reach the North Pole (90,00,000°).

Sea Cloud Spirit Is Christened and Ready for Service

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The Sea Cloud Spirit Combines Five-Star Comfort with Traditional Seamanship

The Sea Cloud Spirit was officially named and christened at the cruise terminal in Palma de Mallorca. Sea Cloud Cruises has now put its new three-masted full-rigged ship into service. "May you always carry a special spirit across the oceans, as your name promises," said Gabriela Toran, who christened the ship. The wife of the ship’s designer Iñigo Echenique took over the godmother duties for the ship after the originally planned godmother Infanta Elena of Spain had to cancel. The emotional ceremony speech proved Gabriela Toran’s deep attachment to the proud tall ship, being a part of the project from the initial idea to her successful completion.

Thursday 2 September 2021

Hurtigruten Expeditions names battery hybrid powered MS Fridtjof Nansen on Svalbard

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In 1896, Hurtigruten Expeditions founded expedition cruising. 125 years later, what has grown to become the world’s leading and largest expedition cruise line is naming its battery-hybrid powered MS “Fridtjof Nansen” in the birthplace of expedition cruising – on the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard.