Monday 29 August 2022

Heritage Expeditions resumes popular Sea Kayaking options

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Pioneering small ship expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions is delighted to announce the return of its popular sea kayaking programme on select Subantarctic, Indonesia and South Pacific voyages.

Tuesday 23 August 2022

UPDATED Island Escape leaves passengers wondering

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Island Escape in the Kimberley (Megan Rose/Facebook)

UPDATE: Island Escape arrested. All cruises cancelled.

Following a report in LATTE Luxury Travel Trade newsletter, it appears Island Escape Cruises has abandoned its Kimberley program and left passengers high and dry.

"Just received an email from Island Escapes advising us our Kimberley cruise ex Broome due to start tomorrow has been cancelled," writes one disappointed passenger on the cruise company's Facebook page. "Unable to contact anyone. No word on refund, not to mention flights from Sydney to Broome."

Attempts by both media and passengers to contact IEC have been met with silence. An automated response from IEC founder Peter Bissett reads simply: “I resigned from the company on 4 July 2022”.

Monday 22 August 2022

Podcast: Cruising Australia's Kimberley

#expeditioncruising . editor, Roderick Eime, chats with ABC Nightlife's Philip Clark about cruising in Australia's Kimberley.

Sunday 21 August 2022

Biggest ever program of overnight Murray River cruises launched

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  • New 2023-24 program offers biggest-ever schedule of overnight Murray River cruises
  • Longer, new-look itineraries up to 8 days and new shore experiences introduced
  • Save 15 per cent for couples. Solo surcharges halved – book by 30 September 2022
Murray River Paddlesteamers has launched its biggest-ever program of overnight cruises for 2023-24, with a new brochure showcasing, for the first time, an entire year of back-to-back cruises on the Murray and longer journeys in response to record-high demand for multi-day cruises on Australia’s longest and most famous river.

Monday 15 August 2022

Older expedition ships falling foul of safety regulators. Vessels detained.

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It would seem the days of the trusty older vessels may be nearing the end. As maritime regulations tighten around safety, environmental concerns and maintenance, the ships of our past are slowly disappearing from expedition itineraries.

Thursday 11 August 2022

Refurbished Polar Pioneer Heads South To Antarctica

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Fresh from her maiden voyage to Svalbard with Secret Atlas following a major refurbishment project which focused on sustainability and upcycling, MV Polar Pioneer, the veteran ice-strengthened expedition vessel, is destined for further adventure on two wildlife and photography cruises, this time in the Southern Hemisphere; the first a 12-day Antarctica Cruise on 1st January 2024 Antarctica Explorer - 12 Day Wildlife & Photography Small Group Expedition (, followed by a 15-day South Georgia itinerary on 24th February 2024, South Georgia Photo Tour - 15 Days of Exploration - Small Group Size (

On Board Expeditions: Luxury new vessel hits Tasmania’s waters

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On Board | Tasmanian Expedition Cruises will launch a new custom-designed luxury vessel, Odalisque III, at the end of 2022.

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Kimberley and Central Australia adventure with Silversea

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Exclusive Savings on Ultra-Luxe Kimberley and Central Australia Adventure with Silversea in 2023
Save more than A$5000 per couple or more than A$12,000 for Solos
All-inclusive package - book by November 3, 2022
Free-spirited adventurers keen to explore Australia’s wildest wilderness but with the indulgent balm of luxury accommodation and a private butler along the way can enjoy exclusive savings on a new, ultra-luxe cruise and land tour package embracing the magnificent Kimberley, Central Australia and also Australia’s Top End.

Thursday 4 August 2022

Blessing of Lindblad's National Geographic Islander ll [video]

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Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen, Commends Lindblad Expeditions as a “Great Example of How to Use Tourism as a Vehicle for Conservation and Development”

Lindblad Expeditions celebrated the official blessing of the newest addition to their award-winning fleet, National Geographic Islander ll in Salinas, Ecuador this past weekend. Attendees included Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen, and Gustavo Manrique, Minister of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, industry colleagues, local partners, and members of Lindblad’s beloved crew. The 26-suite best-in-class expedition vessel will make her inaugural Galápagos voyage on August 19, 2022, for year-round expeditions in the islands.