Atlas Ocean Voyages Takes Delivery of New World Traveller Ship

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World Traveller
Atlas Ocean Voyages’ new 200-guest World Traveller.*

Atlas Ocean Voyages has taken delivery of its new 200-guest, yacht-style World Traveller, which will be officially named on Nov. 20. The handover ceremony took place earlier this month in Portugal, where the expedition ship was built.

From Portugal, the ship repositions to Ushuaia, Argentina, where she will be based for expeditions to Antarctica.

“This ceremony to mark the completion of the ship, and our acceptance of delivery, is just the first of a number of significant events over the next few weeks, including the ship’s official naming in Chilean Patagonia,” said James Rodriguez, the line’s president and CEO, in a press release statement.

World Traveller Now Paired with Sister Ship

World Traveller is the second vessel in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet and joins sister-ship World Navigator. Both ships will be named at a unique dual naming ceremony at Chile’s Garibaldi Glacier. Her maiden voyage will set sail on Nov. 21.

After a series of expeditions to Antarctica, World Traveller repositions via the Canary Islands to Europe for 7- to 10-day voyages exploring the Mediterranean. Home ports include Seville, Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice and Civitavecchia (Rome).

Come August, the ship will sail three Arctic expeditions, exploring majestic glaciers, fjordlands, and mountains, as well as observing a range of wildlife, including birds, whales, polar bears, reindeer, walrus and the Arctic fox. From the land of the Midnight Sun, World Traveller offers an Iceland circumnavigation before charting a southbound course via the British Isles, Ireland, France, and Spain to conclude her Europe season on Oct. 16 in Lisbon. 

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*Pictured (from left) are Andreia Santos, Director Cruise & Yacht for Navex; Joaquim Gonçalves, Board Member, Leixões Port Authority; Helena Fernandes, Commercial Director, Leixões Port Authority; Captain Augusto Neto, who supervised the construction for Atlas; Captain Amadeu Albuquerque, Atlas’ head of Fleet Operations; Nuno Araújo, Chairman of Board of Directors, Leixões Port Authority; Mario Ferreira, Atlas’ Founder and Chairman; Marta Sá Lemos, Head of Communication and Marketing, Leixões Port Authority, and Jorge Cabral, Marketing & Communication, Leixões Port Authority.