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Coral Expeditions to Build Next Generation Expedition Cruise Ships

Coral Expeditions ship render

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has signed a contract today with Norwegian shipbuilder Vard to build its fourth expedition cruise ship due to be delivered in mid-2019, with a further vessel intended to follow. This new ship is designed for ocean voyages to remote areas inaccessible to large cruise vessels.  The design draws on the latest technical advances as…

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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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Coral Expeditions Announces Sepik River Scouting Expeditions

Sepik River canoe

In response to increased demand to explore more of Papua New Guinea, Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise operator, today announced a short series of four landmark expeditions down Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River departing from Madang on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018. The new 7-day itineraries position the Coral Expeditions I at the Sepik for a short month-long window,…

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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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A&K Expands Luxury Expedition Cruising Portfolio to the Greek Isles

Santorini aerial

Once limited to the Polar regions, Luxury Expedition Cruising is expanding in both interest and geography. Following the success of cruises to Japan, Abercrombie & Kent has announced its inaugural cruise through the Greek islands aboard the brand-new, exclusively-chartered luxury vessel, ‘La Laperouse.’ Cruising the Greek Isles (October 10-19, 2018) offers an immersive way to explore Greece, with visits to both essential…

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National Geographic Quest Departs on Inaugural Voyage

National Geographic Quest Departs on Inaugural Voyage

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Quest, the line’s first new build in the history of the company, commenced her inaugural voyage today as she set sail from Juneau.  The most state-of-the-art expedition ship designed and purpose-built in the US, she departed this evening with very excited guests for an 8-day expedition exploring Southeast Alaska. Sven Lindblad, CEO and President of Lindblad…

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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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