Atlas Ocean Voyages: “Luxe-Adventure” Expedition Cruises
Endless Travel is excited about the debut of luxury cruise line Atlas Ocean Voyages. The World Navigator is scheduled to make its debut in Athens in August (9-NIGHT ATHENS TO CAIRO: IMMERSIVE EGYPT). I should also note that Atlas Ocean Voyages is planning a fleet of five (5) similar ships: World Navigator (2021); World Traveller (2022); World Seeker (2022); World Adventurer (2023) and World Discoverer (2023).
Atlas Ocean Voyages set out to find a niche, blending luxury into expedition cruising. Historically, expedition cruising has been a stripped-down type of adventure, with older ships originally geared for scientific missions transformed into vessels that could carry inquisitive passengers. Atlas Ocean Voyages ships are custom-built luxury vessels
capable of exploring the furthest reaches of the globe with Antarctic voyages, yet also a strong emphasis on warm weather destinations.
Atlas Ocean Voyages mission is to provide a superior, inclusive, small-ship cruise vacation that deliver larger than life experiences in bucket list destinations.
Itineraries will appeal to well-traveled individuals with the Navigator visiting six continents and offering access to everything from the red sandstone facades of Petra to the gleaming blue icebergs of the Antarctic Circle. Cruises can be expected to range from seven- to 24-nights and focus on off-the-beaten path and bucket-list destinations.
Atlas Ocean Voyages will also appeal to the solo travelers with a 183-square-foot stateroom that travelers won't have to pay extra for to get all to themselves. Each suite
comes with a queen-sized bed, television, desk, mini fridge, and en suite bathroom featuring a rainfall shower. Solo travelers will be able to book without having to pay a single supplement.
Atlas Ocean Voyages markets itself as “All Inclusive All The Way” which means the following:
· Roundtrip airfare from 16 U.S. gateway cities. *
· Prepaid Gratuities
· Included Premium Beverages (beer, wine, spirits, waters, etc.)
· Complimentary experiences in select ports
· Complimentary Parka to keep and complimentary boots to use on Polar cruises
· Complimentary use of Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) except in polar regions (where there is a cost)
· Premium Amenities, featuring L’Occitane
· Butler service for all suites
The World Navigator features:
· Four dining venues with destination inspired gourmet cuisine
· One main lounge (really more of an auditorium)
· A heated infinity-edge pool and hot tubs
· A L’Occitane spa and wellness area
· A fitness center with a juice and smoothie bar
· The Water’s Edge Observation Deck on the bow with heated seating.
· 18 Ten person Zodiacs
· Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP)
· Guest to crew ratio is a well above average 1 to 1.4.
The ship is smaller than the large ships that have come to dominate cruising. The World Navigator has just 94 suites, giving it a maximum capacity of 190 passengers and the ability to maneuver into some truly gorgeous ports that are inaccessible to larger ships.
Atlas Ocean Voyages are offering some true “get out there” expedition land options.
· On some of its Antarctica sailing: Camping overnight on the ice (subject to obtaining approvals).
· Free-fall jumping in Migra, Malta
· Whitewater rafting in Sochi, Russia
· Surfing in Nessebar, Bulgaria
· Rapelling off the side of the Ramon Crater in Israel
· Climbing Mt. Vesuvius to peer into the crater
These will all be offered, generally at additional cost, for only a limited number of people per expedition. At the same time two or three other levels of tours will also be offered. They would include more traditional city tours, something a bit more active, such as an e-bike tour.
The polar-class ships will be equipped with state-of-the-art hybrid engines, shore-side
plug-in power systems and a hybrid-electric jet propulsion system that ensures the ships won’t damage polar ecosystems when stationary. Navigator will consumes just one-fifth of the fuel required to operate a conventional cruise ship, making it quieter and less obtrusive to the wildlife it encounters in the water.
Whether you wish to wander ancient paths in Cairo, cross the frozen tundra of Antarctica, or take a boat ride in the Amazon, Atlas Ocean Voyages will create the perfect scene for bringing out the explorer in you.
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*Dependent on the category of your accommodations and the current offerings, most categories will be provided Economy or Premium Economy (promotion dependent) and if you are in a suite: Business Class air. If you prefer to use miles, purchase your air independently, or are not flying out of the U.S., Atlas Ocean Voyages will provide you with a $500 per person credit. Paid for upgrades are also available. (So this is really more of a true “free” air product as air clearly will cost more than that.)