Wednesday 26 April 2023

Albatros Expeditions launches Ocean Albatros

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The family-owned Scandinavian expeditions cruise operator, Albatros Expeditions is truly excited to introduce its newest next-generation vessel, the Ocean Albatros, to its fleet set to kick off its inaugural expedition cruise adventure into the Arctic this June.

Thursday 20 April 2023

PONANT reveals new Japanese expedition programme for 2024

Different – Mythical – Amazing

PONANT sets course for never-sailed-before Japan in 2024

PONANT has revealed its new Japanese luxury expedition programme for 2024 featuring acclaimed sailings in the Nippon archipelago as well as three new itineraries never offered before, for travellers to discover and rediscover the Empire of the Rising Sun.

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Vale Mark "Harry" Christensen

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Members of the Expedition Cruising community will be saddened to learn of the passing of Mark "Harry" Christensen. His closest colleagues including Mick Fogg and Justin Friend have made heartfelt eulogies to their much-loved friend. 

"To my friends and colleagues, it is with a very heavy heart that I let you know the world is a much duller place today," writes Mick, "Over the weekend we lost one of the most remarkable human beings. A man who touched the lives of so many people. So genuine, so knowledgeable, so likeable, so kind, funny, quirky, so uniquely 'Harry.' "

Anyone who travelled with Harry aboard Coral Expeditions, Orion or Ponant, will never forget him for his wit, enthusiasm and knowledge. He was definitely one of a kind. 

EDIT: To all Harry's friends and colleagues. his brother Mark Watson and Justin Friend have set up a GOFUNDME page to assist Harry's beautiful wife Helen through this difficult time. Harry gave so much to all of us, it's now our turn to give.

Travel editor and journalist, Stephen Scourfield wrote this lovely piece ten years ago after sailing with Harry. We'll leave this here as our fitting tribute.


Monday 17 April 2023

Expedition Cruise Network (ECN) launched

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A new industry collective is seeking to strengthen the expedition cruising sector’s ties with the travel trade and become a "one-stop shop" for agents keen to grow a new line of business.

Read the full story at TTG Media

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Quark Expeditions Helicopter Adventures In The Antarctic 2024-25 Season

Quark Expeditions has announced an exciting Antarctic 2024.25 season that offers more helicopter adventures than any other operator in the Polar Regions. In addition, the company has introduced various incentives to help travelers fulfill their dreams of a polar expedition to the 7th Continent.

Paul Gauguin Cruises celebrates 25th anniversary milestone

This year, Paul Gauguin Cruises celebrates 25 years of award-winning sailings in the balmy waters of French Polynesia and the South Pacific starting with an exclusive anniversary offer to discover the Society Islands, Tuamotus, Marquesas and beyond.

Monday 10 April 2023

Rare Expedition Voyage through New Guinea, Indonesia and the Kimberley in all-inclusive luxury

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Bonus flight credit - Book by June 30, 2023

Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, is offering Australians the opportunity to be amongst the first to sail aboard Seabourn’s brand new, ultra-luxe expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit, on a rarely offered adventure journey embracing remote and pristine destinations in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia’s Kimberley.

Saturday 1 April 2023

True North II is launched

True North Adventure Cruises has added a second vessel to its fleet.

The TRUE NORTH II was re-launched today following an extensive refit in Fremantle.