Atlas Ocean Voyages announced that the Luxe-AdventureSM Expedition Cruise brand is expanding its inaugural-year offerings with 4 new Transatlantic, Caribbean, and South American itineraries in October-November 2021.
Atlas Ocean Voyages’ first ship, World Navigator, will sail the Atlantic from Portugal to the Southern Caribbean islands before bringing passengers along the east coast of South America to Tierra del Fuego.
Launching in July 2021, the World Navigator ship is expected to bring explorers and fun-seeking adventurers on authentic and thrilling Luxe-Adventure experiences to the most sought-after and remote destinations in the world, such as Holy Land, South America, Antarctica, Black, Mediterranean and Caribbean.
The 29 inaugural-year journeys of World Navigator are already open for booking.
- On October 4, 2021, World Navigator will depart on a 13-night cruise from Lisbon Portugal. Passengers will have the chance to visit some of the most beautiful islands in the Atlantic, including Madeira, St. Lucia, Tenerife, and Barbados.
- A 10-night itinerary, departing October 19 from Bridgetown Barbados, will bring guests on an equatorial crossing, via South America's north coast, to Recife Brazil. On this voyage, World Navigator will contrast the elegant Tobago Island against the rugged Devil’s Island of French Guiana, en route to the historic cultures of Brazil’s Fortaleza and Natal metropolises and the mighty Amazon at Belem.
- A 13-night journey departs on October 29 from Recife to Montevideo, Uruguay. Guests can visit laid-back ports of Buzios Brazil and Paraty Brazil; explore the cobblestone streets of one of the oldest colonial cities in South America, Salvador de Bahia Brazil and revel in Punta del Este Uruguay. World Navigator passengers also enjoy overnights in Rio de Janeiro and Itajai.
- Guests can also explore the diversity of Patagonia and the Falklands on the ship’s November 11 departure from Montevideo. The 8-night itinerary provides a late-night stay in Buenos Aires Argentina for passengers to immerse in the art, culture, and architecture of the city, as well as savor dinner and a tango, prior to heading to the northernmost city in Patagonia, Puerto Madryn Argentina, and the Falkland Islands UK for wildlife-spotting. World Navigator then charts a course to Tiera del Fuego to commence her inaugural winter 2021-2022 Antarctica Expeditions season.
The new ship's design is based on a Rolls-Royce expedition vessel platform developed by Giuseppe Tringali (Italian naval architect). It features an ice-strengthened hull (ice class 1B), top-notch automation and control system, modern propulsion (based on electrical azipods / azimuthing thrusters), dynamic positioning system (using GPS data to accurately maintain ship's position without anchoring), advanced water treatment system, hybrid powerplant (diesel-electric) with efficient marine engines (two Rolls-Royce engines running on ULSD / ultra-low-sulfur diesel).