Atlas Ocean Voyages Announces New 2021 Elite Caribbean Voyage for World-Class Golfing Aboard New World Navigator

Courtesy Atlas Ocean Voyages: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., Sept. 14, 2021 – Offering an opportunity for travelers to experience the new luxe-adventure cruise brand closer to home, Atlas Ocean Voyages announced a new, special Caribbean voyage aboard World Navigator today. On this unique 10-night itinerary, guests can opt for Atlas’ Caribbean Golfing Tour and play at five of the region’s top courses, while all the details are taken care of, on board and on the greens, for a …

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Viking Offers ‘Welcome Back’ Mediterranean Voyages

Viking is welcoming back guests with new Mediterranean cruises beginning this summer. The Viking Venus and Viking Sea will homeport in the Maltese capital city of Valletta – a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site – and sail two different 11-day roundtrip itineraries in the Mediterranean. As a result of strong demand, Viking also has announced it is adding more sailing dates this summer for its Welcome Back voyages around Iceland and Bermuda. “We thank the government of …

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What’s the latest about Expedition Cruise Lines

Small-ship and Expedition Cruise fans have been waiting for cruise lines to emerge from the pandemic quiet. The choices for expedition cruising are growing with offerings in all categories from hard-core adventure to ultra-luxury expeditions. While it’s next to impossible to keep up with the many changes, the following is a current snapshot. Albatros Expeditions will introduce the Ocean Albratros in 2022. The vessel will have 93 cabins. Atlas Ocean Voyages World Navigator is planned to launch in …

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Quark Expeditions Takes Ownership of Ultramarine—Forever Changing Polar Exploration

Courtesy Quark Expeditions: SEATTLE (April 1, 2021) – Quark Expeditions, the Leader in Polar Adventures, took ownership today of the highly-anticipated polar vessel, Ultramarine. The official handover of the technologically-advanced ship took place in Split, Croatia, attended by Malcolm Ellis, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Quark Expeditions, and members of the Brodosplit shipyard team. “Today, we took ownership of more than a new ship. We officially welcomed into our fleet a game-changing vessel that will soon become …

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Magical expedition cruise circumnavigates Iceland

The Land of Fire and Ice is no place for sissies. Life on this frozen rugged island in the middle of an ocean has not be easy with volcanoes, glaciers, deforestation, months of 24-hour daylight followed by months of endless night. But Icelanders are friendly and proud to share the treasures of their country. My Ocean Diamond 10-day circumnavigation cruise around Iceland, starting and ending in Reykjavik, was the perfect way to see this incredible country. Iceland …

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Strolling Cuba’s Cienfuegos, buying art, listening to music, watching children dance, making repairs with Duck Tape

Cienfuegos, Cuba-On our last day on the south coast of Cuba, my wife Fran Golden and I set out on a long walk, sandwiched by two outstanding musical programs arranged by Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic — a religious and classical Cuban performance by the Cantores de Cienfuegos choir, and a classic children’s show, Cucarachita Martina. Our full afternoon walk, from the center square, Marti Park, to the yacht club harbor, was in search of conversation and a souvenir. We …

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Cruise Adventures Along the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Special to AllThingsCruise.com By John and Sandra Nowlan. Even the naturalists were astonished. Directly in front of the ship, at least 50 humpback whales were thrashing in the water and blowing salt spray as they herded, chased and consumed schools of capelin close to shore off the north-east coast of Newfoundland. Acadia University biologist Mark Mallory said it was the biggest concentration of whales he’d ever seen and agreed with the cruise leader that it was a …

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Fathoming the impacts of do-gooder cruises to the Caribbean

New cruise line Fathom will sail weekly from Miami to the Dominican Republic or Cuba Considering the hard labor required to pour concrete over dirt floors in rural Dominican Republic houses or to haul heavy bags for reforesting the hills, I will make other choices if I book an “impact tourism” week on the new Fathom cruise line. Volunteering to make a difference during vacation appeals to my better nature, but I don’t want to work that …

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Explore Europe with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Europe 2.0, a series of 22 weeks of carefully curated, perfectly paced one week itineraries with distinct advantages over Europe by any other means.  The notion is to slow down, not cover huge distances, with itineraries that have been designed for guests to experience each destination more actively, insightfully, exclusively and effortlessly. Europe 2.0 combines the best of independent travel with having someone thoughtfully handle the logistics and ensure unanticipated delights. Lindblad’s …

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Un-Cruise Adventures releases 2016 schedule of Alaska adventure cruises

Un-Cruise Adventures unveils its schedule of Alaska adventure cruises for 2016 with six small ships sailing 113 departures on seven itineraries. Two new cruise itineraries—Exploring Muir’s Wilderness and Yachters’ Alaskan Frontier—sail roundtrip from Juneau. Six boutique yachts and small ships—Safari Quest, Safari Explorer, Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Adventurer, Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Explorer—carry 22-84 guests on adventure cruises lasting one week to 12 days from homeports of Seattle, WA; Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka, Alaska. Itineraries may be combined …

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