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Silversea Silver Cloud Makes Inaugural Expedition to Antarctica

Silver Cloud Antarctica

Silversea Cruises reimagined Silver Cloud arrives in Antarctica on her first luxury expedition voyage to the White Continent. Silversea’s first crossover luxury expedition ship arrived successfully in Antarctica this week, marking her maiden visit to the remote continent following a $40 million refurbishment and conversion into an ice-class polar expedition ship. Currently sailing a 10-night Antarctic Peninsula expedition roundtrip from…

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Antarctic Cruise Season to be an Exceptional One for Poseidon Expeditions

poseidon expeditions antarctica

Poseidon Expeditions’ 2017-18 Antarctic season is off to a successful start with the completion of its first voyage of the austral summer, which explored the Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia. For the first time, the company has also added packages that allow guests to spend several days in Buenos Aires and the spectacular and world-renowned wine region of Mendoza…

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Scenic Reveals NEW Christmas Ice and Polar Bear Adventures

Eclipse Antarctica

Escape the hustle of next year’s Christmas, with a once-in-a-lifetime discovery expedition and spend Christmas Day 2018 exploring breathtaking South Georgia Island, part of Scenic Eclipse’s 21 Day Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise, departing Buenos Aires on 17 December 2018. As the ultimate gift for the person who has everything, guests will venture close to the island’s most…

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Hurtigruten Invites Travelers to Explore Antarctica

Penguins in Antarctica

Hurtigruten invites travelers to unlock their inner explorer and discover the rich culture and history of Antarctica, enjoy a host of excursions, and embark on exploratory adventures as the leader in exploration travel launches its 2017-2018 itineraries for the destination. A few perks include free airfare, 50 percent off the second guest, and voyages aboard the MS-Roald Amundsen, the world’s…

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Hurtigruten Offers Out of This World Cruises

MS Roald Amundsen

For the traveler with a hunger for discovery and a yearning to explore the sea and space, Hurtigruten is introducing Out of This World Cruises, which features three explorer cruises accompanied by Dr. Kathy Sullivan and Dr. Norm Thagard—both former NASA astronauts. The cruises will take place on the MS Midnatsol and the new and luxurious hybrid MS Roald Amundsen,…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ships Introduce Underwater Explorer Drones

Underwater Explorer Drones

Ninety percent of the world’s oceans remain unexplored. That’s about to change as underwater drone creators, Blueye Robotics, and Hurtigruten, the Norwegian expedition cruise line, plan to introduce underwater drones as part of the guest experience on its worldwide expedition cruises. Recently launched, Blueye Pioneer is an underwater drone that can dive eight times deeper than the average scuba enthusiast…

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Aurora Expeditions Marks 25 Years of Antarctic Exploration

Aurora Expeditions 25 Years of Antarctic Exploration

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s most intrepid polar cruising company, is celebrating 25 years since its first expedition to Antarctica. The 2017 southern hemisphere summer season marks a quarter of a century since Aurora Expeditions first took a small group of intrepid adventurers on a breathtaking expedition to the icy continent. Since that inaugural adventure in 1992, Aurora has operated over 200…

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Hurtigruten Cruise Line Debuts 2018 Explorations

Hurtigruten Northern Lights

Hurtigruten – the world leader in exploration travel – is known for putting the spotlight on unique destinations and has just released new and exciting itineraries lined up for 2018. In Search of the Northern Lights Hurtigruten offers the best times to see the Arora Borealis on the In Search of the Northern Lights voyage. Experience the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain…

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Silversea Launches Expedition Leadership Training Academy

Silver Explorer

Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea has established a new leadership training academy aimed at recruiting and developing high-quality talent to join its expedition teams. Featured on every expedition voyage, expedition teams include some of the world’s most knowledgeable and experienced specialists in the areas of wildlife, biology, anthropology, geology, history, and more. They give lectures, run workshops, lead Zodiac® trips…

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ANTARCTICA XXl Announces Construction of a New Polar Expedition Vessel

MV Magellan Explorer

Antarctic air-cruise specialist ANTARCTICA XXI announces the addition of MV Magellan Explorer to its fleet of small expedition vessels. The ship will be delivered for the 2019-2020 Antarctic season, introducing a modern new vessel that is custom built for the company’s innovative fly and cruise Antarctic expeditions. “MV Magellan Explorer is the first small passenger ship to be purpose built…

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