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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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Hurtigruten Launches the World’s First Hybrid Ship in Norway

Roald Amundsen ship

Recently, Hurtigruten’s first hybrid ship, the MS Roald Amundsen touched water for the first time during a ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. This celebratory launch marks a significant milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ship. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of Hurtigruten’s two groundbreaking hybrid ships, custom built with green technology to…

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Lindblad Expeditions Ventures to Russian Far East & Bering Sea

Arctic polar bears

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a remarkable program of voyages for 2019 that will venture into the Russian Arctic, one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions on the planet. The three itineraries will give a different glimpse into life in the remote Russian Far East & Bering Sea, where spectacular wildlife, an intriguing native culture, arresting mysteries, and world-class…

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers West Greenland and Disko Bay Cruises

Greenland

Poseidon Expeditions is picking up 70 percent of the costs of roundtrip air from Iceland’s Reykjavik to the port of embarkation in Greenland for its May 30-June 6, 2018, eight-day West Greenland & Disko Bay expedition voyage of the far north. The value of the roundtrip air is $1,410 per person. Guests booking cabins on Poseidon Expeditions’ polar cruising star,…

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Arctic Icebreaker Experienced Launched by Off the Map Travel

Arctic Explorer ship

This winter passengers can follow in the footsteps of the great Arctic adventurers and set sail aboard the Arctic Explorer in Northern Sweden, an icebreaker vessel that can cut through ice more than a foot and a half thick, before walking on the frozen sea and taking a dip in the sea to complete this unforgettable Arctic adventure. Offered for…

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Beyond Cruises by Group IST Launches Small-Ship Cruising in Iceland for 2018

Beyond Cruises Iceland

Beyond Cruises by Group IST announced that it will launch Iceland, trending heavily right now, as one of their new small-ship cruising destinations in 2018. The seven-day Iceland itinerary features some of the nation’s beautiful and exclusive locations, authentic Icelandic delicacies, and informative excursions that will infuse the culture and history of the nation with entertaining tours and activities. Passengers…

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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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Prins Christian Sund Offers Holland America Passengers Unforgettable Day in Greenland

greenland cruise

By Kathy M. Newbern & J.S. Fletcher When hurricane force winds prevented our Princess cruise ship many years back from entering New Zealand’s majestic Milford Sound, we were disappointed but so appreciative of safety (and there was the bonus of an unexpected overnight in Hobart, Tasmania). We had much better luck — in fact weather that defined perfection — on…

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NEW Adventure Cruise to Remote Franz Josef Land

Franz Josef Land

Located far above the Arctic Circle, the 191 islands that make up Franz Josef Land are some of the most remote and under-explored locales on earth. Discovered only 150 years ago, this volcanic, glaciated archipelago was once a major stopping point for famous polar explorers making the dangerous (and often deadly) passage to the North Pole. Join Jill Worrall, international…

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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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