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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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Introducing Hurtigruten’s New Ship: MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen

In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add…

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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 Expeditions to Debut a Unique Collection of Voyages through the Americas

Chungara Lake and Parinacota Volcano

In 2018 Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Explorer will debut a unique collection of voyages through the Americas, tracing a path north from Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world, all the way up the Pacific coastline to the multiculturally vibrant hub of Vancouver. Each of the seven new expedition voyages will offer opportunities for discovery and adventure in lands…

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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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Outer Shores Expeditions Unveils 2018 Schedule

Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores Expeditions, experiencing the true wilderness and cultures of Canada’s Pacific Coast, have unveiled their 2018 sailing schedule. The new schedule sees Outer Shores bringing back their favourite expeditions into the Great Bear Rainforest, the Southern Gulf Islands, and Northern Vancouver Island, with even more opportunities to visit Haida Gwaii, plus the addition of new bear-viewing adventures in the…

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