With 9 months until launch, MS World Navigator (ship to be chartered by Atlas Ocean Voyages) was floated out at Portugal's West Sea Viana Shipyard. The ‘float out’ marked the first time the newbuild enters the water.
Currently under construction (in wetdock), the expedition cruise ship is being outfitted with stylish and luxurious decor and amenities. Meanwhile, construction of Atlas Ocean Voyages’ second expedition ship, World Traveller, is already in progress. Her keel was laid at the same shipyard.
Designed for seasoned travelers to immerse in active experiences in bucket-list destinations, World Navigator and World Traveller are scheduled to launch in July 2021 and mid-2022, respectively. Passengers will enjoy one of the most-inclusive experiences in the cruise industry with the luxe-adventure brand’s signature All Inclusive All the Way.
Three additional expedition cruise ships are on order for delivery by the end of 2023.
For her inaugural season, World Navigator is due to embark on 7- to 24-night itineraries in the Holy Land, Black Sea, and the Mediterranean, followed by 9- to 13-night itineraries in the Caribbean and South America, as well as on Antarctic expeditions for winter 2021-2022.
The newly constructed and green small expedition ships of Atlas Ocean Voyages foster a convivial ambience and can accommodate up to 196 passengers. World Navigator and her sisterships are Polar Category-C and Ice Class-1B certified.