Tuesday 31 January 2023

Keen to be Green: Costa Rica with Lindblad

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Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic have a half-century reputation for extraordinary destinations delivered expertly and responsibly. The tiny eco-capital of the Americas, Costa Rica, punches above its weight in the heavily contested 'greenweight' division and forms a perfect showcase for this benchmark expedition cruise line's best moves.


Saturday 28 January 2023

Is Antarctica suffering overtourism?

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Travellers go ashore in Antarctica. Photograph: Peter W Carey

Guardian Australia's economics correspondent, Peter Hannam, tackles the elephant in the room.

Down at the bottom of the Earth during this southern summer, a delicate dance is underway each day, as captains of cruise ships struggle to keep their vessels out of one another’s sight and so preserve the icy continent’s image of wilderness for their customers.

Read the full story at Mother Jones

What does AI programme ChatGPT say about expedition cruising? You might be surprised.

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What is expedition cruising?

Expedition cruising refers to a type of travel that involves exploring remote or less-visited destinations, typically on small ships or yachts. These expeditions are often led by experienced guides and naturalists, and the focus is on learning about the culture and environment of the places visited. Activities may include hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and visiting local communities. Expedition cruising is often considered a more adventurous and immersive form of travel than traditional cruising.

Saturday 7 January 2023

New Launch date for Heritage Line Anouvong on Upper Mekong

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After the inevitable COVID delays, Heritage Line's much-anticipated ' Anouvong' is now due for launch in August 2023, the Anouvong will be the first luxury boutique ship to cruise the majestic upper-Mekong river in Laos, an area many travel pundits see as ripe for expansion.

Friday 6 January 2023

From On Board: The Jahan on the Lower Mekong

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Ten Years ago I made my first proper voyage on Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, this time it was my third and in something of a full circle, I had returned to Heritage Line and their stylish and romantically styled vessel, The Jahan.