Ponant is opening bookings for more than 23 departures sailing to Antarctica from November 2019 to March 2020. Five different itineraries, including one new sailing aboard four of its luxurious ships: L’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Lyrialand Le Soléal is on offer. Aboard limited-capacity vessels specially designed for expeditions, Ponant guests access the most remote parts… [Read More]
Ahead of her World Cruise 2019, Silver Whisper will undergo extensive renovation in 2018. Between December 8 and December 19, Silver Whisper will be in dry dock in Freeport in the Bahamas, as improvements are made to increase the level of guest satisfaction. The exciting announcement follows the opening of sales for Silversea’s World Cruise… [Read More]
As Scenic Eclipse moves closer to its launch this summer it continues to fill key positions. Along those lines, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Kara Weller as Head Discovery Team Leader for Scenic Eclipse. A qualified biologist, Ms. Weller holds Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Wildlife Biology and has spent the… [Read More]
Seabourn is headed back to Alaska and British Columbia in 2018 with a lineup of guided Ventures by Seabourn optional, for-charge shore excursions. The new excursions for 2018 invite guests to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of The Last Frontier and Canada’s Inside Passage via double sea kayak, Zodiac, catamaran, and hikes. The 11-, 12- and… [Read More]
Hurtigruten’s first hybrid powered expedition ship will not be ready on time. The reason? Technical issues. Sad news for some 3,000 guests, who were booked on cruises from Chile to Antarctica. Hurtigruten is the shipping company best known as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The company has two expedition ships under construction at the Kleven Shipyard… [Read More]
The Hamburg-based company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has two, luxury expedition cruise ships under construction: the Hanseatic Nature and the Hanseatic Inspiration. The first ship, the Hanseatic Nature, will serve the German-speaking market. She will be named in Hamburg on April 12, 2019. The second vessel, the Hanseatic Inspiration, comes after the summer. Both ships are identical… [Read More]
French luxury cruise brand Ponant has signed a contract for the construction of two additional expedition cruise vessels. The vessels will be identical to those ordered in 2016 and bringing the total number of ships for the Ponant Explorer Series to six. The first of new ships is expected in early summer. She will be… [Read More]
What are Alaska cruise tours, and why should I take one? We look at which lines offer Alaska cruise tours, and what makes them so unique and perfect for new and experienced visitors alike.