Explore California with exciting new expedition cruise ship – National Geographic Venture

Golden Gate Bridge

Lindblad Expeditions introduce the exciting new National Geographic Venture with two new and unique itineraries to California. These inaugural voyages explore the Pacific coast, before Venture begins her season in Baja, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The first inaugural voyage, COASTAL CALIFORNIA BY SEA, departs from San Francisco on December 2nd 2018. Joined by Sven Lindblad, CEO […]

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Melting Away: Kimberley is the Hot Choice for Cool Expedition Cruising

Kimberely Expedition Cruise

Good news for sun-loving adventure junkies … expedition cruising doesn’t have to be cold! Despite the growing popularity of cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, the stunning north-west of Australia is emerging as a hot spot in more ways than one. As well as the reliable sunshine and high temperatures, Kimberley is also a remote […]

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Ultimate Guide: Expedition Cruising

Northwest Passage

Expedition cruising is making a big splash. As the fastest growing segment of the cruise market, the opportunities for adventurous travellers are exciting, unique and unexpected. From barren ice-covered landscapes to tropical jungles, modern day cruisers can choose to explore in luxury or skim the waves in hardy research vessels. Typically, expedition cruising involves smaller […]

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Radar: Positive move towards protecting Arctic marine environment

Bering Strait

In response to a sharp rise in Arctic shipping traffic, Russia and the US are collaborating on a new two-way shipping route in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. Increased commercial shipping traffic in the area, which notably includes a growth in the number of expedition cruise ships sailing off the Alaskan islands and coast, […]

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Radar: Specialist Yards attract Expedition Vessel Builds

Ponant Icebreaker

Consumer demand to explore the world’s remote locations by cruise ship is growing at an exciting pace. Exploration cruise vessel construction is booming as cruise lines seek to meet this need with technologically advanced, environmentally sensitive and highly customised ships for polar and tropical itineraries. Specialist shipbuilders, feeling the effects of a declining oil and […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Hurtigruten: MS Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen, launching in 2018, is one of two hybrid cruise ships on order from leading exploration cruise line, Hurtigruten. Pioneering a more sustainable approach to cruise travel, the MS Roald Amundsen is designed by Rolls Royce and currently in construction at the Kleven shipyard in Norway. The hybrid technology, which cuts emissions by sailing with electrical […]

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Radar: Silversea partners with iconic photographer Steve McCurry

Silversea Steve McCurry

Silversea has announced an exciting partnership with renowned photographer Steve McCurry to document the ambitious expansion of their fleet and destination portfolio. The creative pairing with this legendary master of visual storytelling promises unique insights into the authentic and immersive experiences Silversea offers guests. Silversea’s purpose-built fleet of nine ultra-luxurious vessels, including the recently added […]

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Radar: Lindblad adds more Antarctic value

Lindblad Antarctica

Lindblad Expeditions are offering flights direct to or from The Falkland Islands on two select voyages on National Geographic’s Explorer later this year, removing a full day at sea. Guests can enjoy the extra time either on the life-changing Antarctic Peninsula or in South Georgia, depending on which trip they have chosen.  A one way direct flight […]

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Best Cruises: Iceland

Iceland Cruise Godafoss

Following on from our feature on Iceland we pick our top cruises to the Land of Fire and Ice. Windstar: Around Iceland – Reykjavik to Reykjavik Windstar, the niche provider of yacht-style ultra-luxurious cruises, takes the graceful Star Legend to Iceland on a circumnavigational tour of this magical place. With the cruise line’s ethos firmly rooted in […]

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Lindblad – French Polynesia and South Pacific

Lindblad Cruise Easter Island

In March 2018, Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Orion sets sail for French Polynesia and the South Pacific on exciting new itineraries. The purpose built expedition vessel plans visits to Fiji, the Cook Islands and Easter Island – amongst other exciting destinations. Highlights include: the Pitcairn Islands, identified as one of most unspoiled reef systems in […]

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Lindblad – National Geographic Endeavour II

Lindblad, the award-winning expedition cruise line, bring their masterfully re-designed, compact, expertly equipped and staffed, adventure-focused, mind-expanding National Geographic Endeavour II to the Galápagos this season. The newly refurbished ship cuts a confident path through these Pacific waters, mixing the grit of true exploration with comfort and class. The maiden voyage, a 17-Day Epic Galápagos Photography […]

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Hebridean Princess – The Facts

The Hebridean Princess is a floating Victoriana country house, visiting Scotland’s most remote coastline, hopping from isolated islands to pristine deserted beaches, anchoring in misty sea lochs and inaccessible bays. The fully refurbished and immaculate vessel holds a coveted Royal Charter, following Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday cruise, and consequently attracts the well-heeled, well-educated and […]

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