Thursday 18 July 2024

HX advertisement challenged for ‘misleading’ sustainability claim

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HX, formerly known as Hurtigruten Expeditions, has been called out by the UK advertising standards watchdog for a "misleading" sustainability claim in a fly-cruise advert.

From On Board: Ashmore Reef, a bonus detour on Kimberley cruises

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Guests from Seabourn Pursuit observe seabirds at Ashmore Reef (Harry Rogers)

Expedition cruisers aboard the larger, foreign-flagged vessels in the Kimberley once needed to sail to East Timor in order to satisfy the cabotage* requirements of Australian Customs.

Location: Ashmore Reef. Google Map ref

AdventureSmith offers New Ships and Premier Experiences for Galapagos Travellers

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With a variety of tour options and availability remaining this year, plus exciting new opportunities in 2025, AdventureSmith Explorations is the go-to for expert trip planning

Experiencing the magic of the iconic Galapagos Islands is unlike any other adventure on Earth. That’s why the travel experts at AdventureSmith Explorations, the leader in small-ship adventure cruises, have curated a collection of Galapagos cruises that invite travelers to embark on the journey of a lifetime aboard some of the most luxurious and innovative vessels in the archipelago today. With a range of new ships and unique itineraries, travelers are sure to create core memories in one of the world’s most pristine natural environments.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Antara River Cruises in Odisha's Bhitarkarnika National Park

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Antara River Cruises proudly announces the imminent launch of its two latest vessels, MV Mahanadi and MV Bhitarkanika of the Antara Catamarans fleet. These state-of-the-art, sustainably constructed vessels are designed to traverse the magnificent Bhitarkanika mangrove wetland in Odisha, encompassing a vast area of 672 sqkm in the estuarine region of the Brahmani – Baitarani River systems and their tributaries. 

Wednesday 10 July 2024

PASPALEY PEARL by PONANT commences boutique expeditions in 2025

Commencing operations in January 2025 the new boutique yacht will feature a new immersive level of expeditions when operating through East Indonesia, The Kimberley and Papua New Guinea. 

Monday 8 July 2024

Sail the Greek Islands aboard a majestic sailing ship in 2025

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One of the most romantic and intimate ways to explore the sun-kissed Greek Islands is with wind in your hair onboard a majestic sailing ship and to inspire Australians to experience that unique freedom, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has released a new package that will see guests visit iconic Greek islands aboard the famous, masted ship, Star Clipper.

Expedition Cruise Network to feature micro-cruising and Australia in new webinar program

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Designed to assist travel consultants and sellers, the Expedition Cruise Network has announced a further program of monthly webinars.

Saturday 6 July 2024

From On Board: Seabourn Pursuit at Jar Island

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Jar Island [Google map link], alternatively known as 'Ngula' by the Wunambal Gaambera people, carries a rich human history dating back at least 20,000 years. Located in the southern part of Vansittart Bay, the island is adorned with the exceptional Gwion Gwion rock art concealed within its caves, overhangs, and crevices, showcasing the enduring cultural legacy of its traditional owners.

Tuesday 2 July 2024

From On Board: Seabourn Pursuit Kimberley Inaugural. Kuri Bay Pearls

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Location: Kuri Bay, East Kimberley WA

Vessel: Seabourn Pursuit 

Seabourn’s magnificent newbuild expedition cruise ship, Seabourn Pursuit, may have been on the water almost one year, but is only now sailing its inaugural season in Australia’s North West, home of the ruggedly beautiful Kimberley region.

Monday 1 July 2024

Naming ceremony for Seabourn Pursuit in Kimberley

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Seabourn, a leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line, named Seabourn Pursuit in a unique and historic expedition naming ceremony at Ngula Jar Island, Australia, on June 29, 2024. With guests on Zodiacs alongside the ship and the onboard team lined up along the decks, the Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners named Seabourn Pursuit, marking the first time Traditional Owners named a ship.