148% Increase in Expedition Cruise Requests Seen By CruiseCompete.com — CruiseCompete Adds More Expedition Cruise Lines to Its Collection of Cruise Offerings

Expedition Cruise Ship requests are up 148% over 2019 according to the travel experts at CruiseCompete.  The destinations offered by these expedition lines include Antarctic, Arctic, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe and all the Americas (Central, North, South).  To see a comprehensive listing of expedition, explorer and yacht types of ships visit us here:

Small Intimate Voyages – Expedition, Explorer & Yacht Ships 8 to 265 Cabins!

CruiseCompete, the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003, lauded by the press and consumers alike, has added 2 more Expedition cruise lines, with more to come, to its expansive offerings:

The Lines added are Atlas Ocean Voyages and Lindblad Expeditions.  CruiseCompete has seen an increase of 148% in expedition cruise requests in the last year.  See Atlas Ocean Voyages Cruises’ expedition ship World Navigator, here.

See Atlas Ocean Voyages expedition cruise specials here World Navigator Cruise Specials

About Atlas Ocean Voyages is innovating the industry by focusing on authentic, active and adventurous experiences in some of the world’s most captivating destinations, such as Antarctica, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Central and South America. The line’s luxurious and intimate small ships will bring inspired travelers on exciting itineraries for invigorating, at-sea and shoreside adventures, while employing the latest sustainability technology to help preserve the waters they ply for future generations to enjoy.  See More

Atlas Ocean Voyages invites modern explorers to embark on a new style of luxe-adventure travel, with inaugural itineraries in the Holy Land, Mediterranean and Black Sea that will take bucket-list travel to new levels of discovery. Atlas’s intimate-size ships enable guests to experience port cities and perspectives that are impossible for larger ships to reach.

In this way, Atlas is creating a community of kindred spirits and low-key connoisseurs in search of authentic cultural experiences and once-in-a-lifetime journeys they’ll want to remember and recount over and over again. Holding just under 200 guests, World Navigator will begin sailing mid-2021.

About World Navigator

Destinations include Antarctica, Greece & Mediterranean, and Western Europe

World Navigator was conceived with the sensibilities of an explorer – one who believes the world is best experienced up close, while still leaving the destination untouched. World Navigator realizes the possibilities of environmental stewardship with the latest hybrid power management and propulsion system, maximizing fuel efficiency and consuming as low as one-fifth the fuel compared to conventional cruise-ship systems. Its alternate hydro-jet propulsion system helps the ship quietly cruise up to five knots without disturbing marine wildlife for incomparable up-close encounters.

Atlas Ocean Voyages and World Navigator offer all-inclusive, all the way, along with luxurious accommodations. World Navigator features four decks with just under 100 suites and staterooms that range in size and spaciousness. All feature cinematic ocean views. Nearly all include balconies. And the interior décor is selected with a designer’s eye. Enjoy the perfect balance of rugged days and indulgent nights on board World Navigator.

Atlas On Board
Whether you’re waking up to an amazing day at sea or returning from a day of paddleboarding in Positano, bicycling along the Black Sea, or other down-to-earth adventures, you’ll find World Navigator has another set of enriching all-inclusive discoveries in store for you. Wondering what to do first? The crew is happy to guide you toward an experience that feels designed just for you.

Lindblad Expeditions and the Lindblad Legacy of Respectful Tourism

National Geographic Endurance. Sea trials Feb 17, 2020.

When Lars-Eric Lindblad set out with the first groups of expedition travelers in the late 1950’s, he was following his passion to discover unknown places and to share the unique cultural and environmental aspects of these places with others. These first adventure travel expeditions led many to define him as the father of “eco-tourism.”  See more

Early expeditions in those days included destinations such as Easter Island, the Galapagos, the Amazon, Papua New Guinea, China and Bhutan – all with the focus of creating experiences that foster an understanding and appreciation of the most remote and pristine places on the globe. In Antarctica, where Lindblad also pioneered expedition travel, the US Geological Survey mapped a cove in Lars-Eric’s name, Lindblad Cove, on Trinity Peninsula.

Sven-Olof Lindblad, Lars’ son, traveled extensively with his father, learning early on the joy and wonder of exploring the pristine corners of the globe. As a young man, Sven spent six years in East Africa photographing elephants and wildlife and assisting filmmakers on a documentary about the destruction of African rainforests. This early and deep exposure to the balance between man’s relationship to natural resources was instrumental in Sven’s efforts over the years, to find ways for his business to help preserve natural resources and get involved in conservation efforts.

In 1979, Sven Lindblad founded Special Expeditions as a division of Lindblad Travel, enabling the company to further its mission of offering innovative and educational travel expeditions that were primarily marine focused. Offerings expanded to Costa Rica, Alaska and Baja California, providing travelers with opportunities to explore, with small and nimble ships, the islands, coves and open spaces of the sea that reminded Lindblad of the remote and vast expanse of the Serengeti plains. The company’s name was later changed to Lindblad Expeditions.

Today the company is focused on finding creative ways to explore the places already “discovered.” Their growing fleet of small expedition ships, Zodiacs, sea kayaks, onboard Naturalists and underwater cameras are all examples of how Lindblad continually strives to help open the eyes of our guests when it comes to truly exploring. They do this because they believe the more their guests connect with these incredible places, the more they will become a force for preserving and protecting them.

Under the guidance of experienced leaders who have a great respect for natural and cultural environments, Lindblad Expeditions continues to approach expedition travel as a catalyst for making a difference in one’s life, and in the world.

The mission of Lindblad Expeditions early on was simple enough – to bring travelers to regions that inspired them and eventually, helped to shape their thinking about protecting these unique places.

Lindblad Expeditions Destinations Include:
Africa & the Middle East
Antarctica
Arctic
Asia & Pacific
Canada
Caribbean
Central America
Europe & Mediterranean
Galápagos
North America
Russian Far East
South America

Lindblad Expeditions Cruises – Ships Include:
Delfin II
Lord of the Glens
National Geographic Endeavour II (E)
National Geographic Endurance (E)
National Geographic Explorer (E)
National Geographic Islander (E)
National Geographic Orion (E)
National Geographic Quest (E)
National Geographic Resolution (E)
National Geographic Sea Bird (E)
National Geographic Sea Lion (E)
National Geographic Venture (E)
Oberoi Philae
Sea Cloud
The Jahan

CruiseCompete welcomes Atlas Ocean Voyages and Lindblad Expeditions to our collection of expedition cruises. Browse all cruise lines and expedition ships on CruiseCompete here. Expedition ships on CruiseCompete are designated with an (E) after the ship name to signify Expedition.

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Cover photo: Serenity Lounge (rendering) in World Navigator’s SeaSpa by L’OCCITANE, courtesy Atlas Ocean Voyages

 

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