From new ports of call to elite expedition leaders to treks to the far reaches of the world, Windstar Cruises, Seabourn and Viking have news you can use to set your clients on cruise adventures on the high seas.
Windstar Cruises Heads South for 2025
December 2025 will be the month Windstar Cruises makes its first incursion to South America when its all-suite yacht Star Pride crosses through the Panama Canal on its way to bucket-list destinations like Machu Picchu in Peru and Ecuador’s famous Galapagos Islands.
“Our new cruise tour in Machu Picchu and overland tour to Galapagos allow our guests to see more of South America,” explained Windstar Cruises President Christopher Prelog in a press statement. “I’m excited to offer our loyal guests new destinations to visit with Windstar. We’re taking care of the complicated logistics to get you to all these spectacular places.”
Look to book your clients way south of the border on Windstar’s 16-day Marvels of Latin America Cruise Tour departing from Colon, Panama, to Lima, Peru (or vice-versa) and you can tack on a pre- or post-cruise adventure to Macchu Picchu. Plus, there’s a mid-cruise option for an overland tour to the Galapagos. If they’re short on time, suggest the 11-day Marvels of Ecuador, Peru, and the Panama Canal that also includes the optional Galapagos overland tour, which takes place over three days.. These tours include numerous overnight stays, giving clients ample time to explore.
“These tours take care of every detail while also getting you closer to the wildlife, culture, and history of the region in a way that’s respectful of the land and the locals,” Prelog added. “Since we begin or end in Panama versus Florida where traditionally these itineraries depart from, we have fewer sea days and more port calls in South America for a rich destination experience.”
For more information, visit windstarcruises.com.
Seabourn: Antarctica With the Experts
A journey to Antarctica on one of Seabourn’s two ultra-luxury purpose-built vessels—Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit—is way more than just a pampered journey into the White Continent. Sure, your clients will have every creature comfort known to man and then some, but they’ll also be accompanied by a world-class expedition team of 24 scientists, scholars, naturalists, photographers, videographers and other experts that will transform their journey into a spectacular adventure like no other.
“We worked tirelessly to assemble a truly elite team of talented, world-renowned experts with diverse experiences, including being among the top expedition canoeists in the world, starring in a BBC series, serving 20 years in the Royal Navy and lecturing at California State University,” said Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn, in a press statement. “Our goal was to curate extraordinary experiences for these once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and our experts bring these unique destinations to life. From guided tours and onboard lectures to conversations over lunch or dinner, we believe that these interactions are what make Seabourn’s expeditions so special.”
The voyages to Antarctica will take place from now through March 2024, a series of extraordinary explorations that will include expedition experiences via Zodiac cruising, kayaking and hiking, cruising the underwater world aboard the ships’ custom-built U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 submarines and more. The Expedition Teams will be in regular contact with guests, sharing insights and knowledge, whether via format presentations, casual conversations over meals or impromptu encounters. Every expert is handpicked and represents a wealth of information and experience accumulated over years of hands-on endeavors.
For more information, visit seabourn.com.
New Expedition for Viking’s 2025 Antarctica Season
Viking knows a thing or two about the White Continent—in fact, Viking Polaris and sister ship Viking Octantis are currently celebrating the start of this year’s season as we speak, spending the Austral summer there before turning back to the Great Lakes area for spring, summer and early fall. After their third season in the Great Lakes, Viking Polaris will sail the Longitudinal World Cruise IV from Milwaukee to Ushuaia in October 2024, and the Viking Octantis will head out on another sailing of the Longitudinal World Cruise II. The purpose-built Polar Class Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris host 378 guests each in 189 staterooms.
New on Viking’s docket is an 87-day expedition From the Arctic to Antarctica, designed specifically to meet the strong demand for these adventures. The journey begins in Nuuk, Greenland, and continues through to Ushuaia, Argentina, departing in September 2025.
“As we welcome guests back for a third season in Antarctica, we are pleased to introduce even more opportunities for the curious traveler to experience this phenomenal region in Viking comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press statement. “By creating expeditions for The Thinking Person, our guests are able to explore some of the most pristine destinations on Earth in the most responsible way possible, while also participating in meaningful scientific discoveries. On my own trip to Antarctica, I witnessed firsthand the incredible scenery and wildlife this fascinating continent has to offer. In my view, everyone should experience Antarctica at least once in their life.”
For more information, visit viking.com.