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Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced that, as a result of current regional tensions, it will be adjusting two late-summer 2022 Baltic itineraries. On both the Hamburg-to-Kiel itinerary, departing Aug. 26, 2022, and Kiel-roundtrip itineraries, departing Sept. 7, World Navigator will drop St. Petersburg, Russia, and now call at Kotka and Mariehamn, Finland. The Aug. 26 voyage includes a bucket-list transit of the Kiel Canal, while the Sept. 7 departure will now also add Saaremaa, Estonia, where World Navigator will dock in the city-center, adjacent to the medieval castle of Kuressaare.

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ top priority is the safety and comfort of our guests and crew,” said Alberto Aliberti, president of Atlas Ocean Voyages, in a press release statement. “With unrest in Eastern Europe, we have adjusted our voyages and replaced our Russia calls with equally exciting and charming destinations in Finland and Estonia. Guests will enjoy these unique and rarely visited destinations and immersive shore excursions to take in the rich cultures and breathtaking vistas of the Baltic.”

World Navigator will cruise the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Iceland, Greenland and The Arctic in summer 2022; Central and South America in the autumn; and return to Antarctica for her winter 2022-23 season. Atlas’ second ship, World Traveller, launches in November 2022, with three additional sister ships, World SeekerWorld Adventurer and World Discoverer, to join the fleet through 2024.

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