Atlas Ocean Voyages has accelerated the expansion of its expedition yacht fleet with the announcement that World Voyager will debut in November 2023.
World Voyager will be the third vessel in the line’s Explorer Class expedition fleet, joining its sister ships World Traveller and World Navigator. The 198-guest expedition yacht will begin its inaugural deployment for the 2023/24 Antarctica season following an October naming ceremony.
With the additional deployment of World Voyager, marking three expedition yachts for the 2023/24 Antarctica season, Atlas Ocean Voyages will now include a Fly and Cruise Expeditions option for the first time. This offering includes air departures from Punta Arenas, Chile, expediting the Drake Passage crossing with direct charter flights to Chile’s Eduardo Frei Montalva air base on King George Island, Antarctica.
Atlas Ocean Voyages Meets Year-Round Demand
Featured are two new 5-day round trips from King George Island and four new one-way, 7-night Drake expeditions from King George Island or Ushuaia, Argentina. The one-way expeditions include charter flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island and Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Plus, guests will receive a complimentary pre-cruise hotel night on all expeditions and a post-cruise hotel night on all journeys ending in Punta Arenas.
In addition to the Fly and Cruise Expeditions, a collection of ten 9- to 11-night expeditions from Ushuaia will be offered. All expeditions will go on sale on Tuesday, May 16, at 9 am EST, with waitlist options available.
“Demand for our two expedition yachts in Antarctica surpassed all expectations, and we are delighted to add capacity for exploring the world’s seventh continent during the upcoming 2023 season,” said James Rodriguez, president and CEO of Atlas Ocean Voyages, in a press statement. “As our valued travel advisor partners and guests request more year-round expedition experiences, we look forward to welcoming a third expedition vessel to the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet a full year earlier than originally planned.”
For more information, visit AtlasOceanVoyages.com.