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Lindblad Expeditions Announces Plans to Build Additional Polar Vessel

National Geographic Explorer at Monoco Glacier

Lindblad Expeditions, the global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the building of a new polar expedition ship.  This state-of-the-art vessel, which is anticipated to be delivered in 2021, will be the next phase of Lindblad’s fleet expansion following the launch of the National Geographic Quest in July 2017,…

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Poseidon Gets a Jump on 2019-2010 Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Seasons

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Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises, has a jump on the 2019 and 2020 seasons with new destinations, additional departures of favorite journeys and if booked by Nov. 1, 2018, discounts of up to 15 percent on most itineraries. The company maintains two vessels, the 114-guest Sea Spirit, recently fully refurbished, and the 128-guest 50 Years…

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Hurtigruten Launches Exclusive Offers to Celebrate 125 Years of Exploration Travel

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Hurtigruten is celebrating 125 years as the world leader in exploration travel, and travelers can join in on the fun by booking a discounted cruise to some of the world’s most unchartered territories, April 1 – March 31, 2018. For a limited time, travelers can explore rugged natural beauty while kayaking through Antarctica’s icebergs, hiking in pristine environments in The…

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Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

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Poseidon Expeditions just improved upon the already exceptional. Aboard its all-suite, 114-passenger M/v Sea Spirit, guests on the 20-day voyage Oct. 20-Nov. 8, 2018, will now visit three destinations heralding the Southern Ocean spring. The enhanced cruise itinerary which now includes the South Shetland Islands and an early season exploration of the waters of Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctic Awakening – Falklands,…

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Ponant Announces New Expedition Cruise Icebreaker

Ponant Icebreaker

The only French cruise ship operator and world leader in polar expeditions, PONANT has signed a construction contract for the world’s first luxury icebreaker cruise ship, a hybrid electric ship powered by Liquified Natural Gas. Designed specifically to explore the extreme regions of the northern and southern hemispheres, its technology will allow it to sail in total safety and comfort…

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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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Poseidon Expeditions Offers West Greenland and Disko Bay Cruises

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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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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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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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