Atlas Ocean Voyages has opened its winter 2023-24 Antarctica season for sale, offering more bucket-list expeditions to the remote destination for a third season.
From November 2023 through March 2024, expedition ships World Navigator and World Traveller will offer 23 voyages, ranging from nine to 20 nights, and nearly all departing round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. World Navigator will offer Antarctic Peninsula voyages while World Traveller will embark on more comprehensive Antarctic regional expeditions.
“World Navigator and World Traveller offer the perfect combination of adventure and luxury on an Antarctica expedition,” said Alberto Aliberti, president of Atlas Ocean Voyages, in a press statement. “Atlas focuses on boots-on-the-ground and feet-in-the-water expeditions that travelers may have waited a lifetime to experience. With Atlas, travelers can start at the top of their bucket list for an immersive and transformative expedition to Antarctica.”
World Navigator will offer 13 Antarctica departures beginning on Nov. 9, 2023, featuring 9- and 11-night itineraries that focus on the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. The 9-night voyages will include four days exploring Antarctica, while the 11-night voyages will offer six days cruising the region and then cross into the Antarctic Circle to earn membership in the Order of the Blue Nose. Both itineraries also include a scenic cruise by Cape Horn, Chile, the southernmost point of South America.
At the end of the season, World Navigator will embark on a 14-night itinerary starting Mar. 15, 2024, which combines the Falkland Islands and the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. The cruise will also call at Punta del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay, and then conclude with an overnight in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
World Traveller will offer 13-, 16- and 20-night expeditions that offer a combination of the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, Diego Ramirez Islands, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Almost all World Traveller expeditions in Antarctica include a passage through the Lemaire Channel, considered one of the most dramatic Antarctic landscapes ever traveled, and will venture across the Antarctica Circle.
World Traveller will also offer two unique trans-Atlantic crossings, following its Antarctica season. On Oct. 24, 2023, it embarks on a 12-night westbound itinerary from the Canary Islands, Spain, to Recife, Brazil, via Western Africa, with calls at Dakhla, Western Sahara; Dakar, Senegal; and Banjul, the Gambia. Then to conclude its season it will depart on Mar. 13, 2024, from Ushuaia to Cape Town, South Africa on a 19-night voyage. The itinerary will also call at the Falkland Islands, the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and Tristan da Cunha, the world’s most remote inhabited archipelago located deep in the Southern Atlantic.
On World Navigator and World Traveller’s Antarctica expeditions, guests can expect up to two outings from the ship daily, depending on weather and sea conditions. The ships’ Captains monitor onboard weather and underwater sensors and meteorological forecasts to plan for safe passage and harbors for guests to go ashore or enjoy waterborne safaris aboard zodiacs to sight marine wildlife and iceberg formations, as well as opted for kayaking and paddleboarding.
Qualified expedition team members escort guests for all off-ship experiences and each member of the expedition team represents an academic specialty, such as ornithology, marine biology, history, environmental sciences, mountaineering and others, and offer guests greater depth and breadth to their expedition. At times, weather and sea conditions can change rapidly and the Captain may change course or landing sites to avoid risk to guests and the ship.
For more information, visit AtlasOceanVoyages.com.