AOV-Atlas Ocean Voyages (fully-owned subsidiary and brand of Mystic Cruises) announced that the luxe-adventure expedition cruise brand had been named an approved supplier of Cruise Planners, the largest home-based Travel Advisor franchise network of the nation, and an American Express Travel Representative. The Travel Advisors of Cruise Planners can now recommend the new and distinctive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences of Atlas Ocean Voyages to customers seeking an all-inclusive, luxury adventure in remote and bucket-list destinations around the world.
Launching July 2021, AOV's first newbuild - the 196-passenger ship World Navigator, will transport travellers on voyages to some of the world's off-the-beaten-path and most coveted locales.
MS World Navigator is a newbuild passenger vessel designed for operations in the polar regions (Arctic and Antarctica). The vessel is owned by Mystic Invest (via the subsidiary Mystic Cruises) and operated under charter by Nicko Tours (subsidiary) and other small companies. The shipbuilder is WestSEA (naval shipyard in Viana do Castelo, Portugal).
World Navigator is the third boat in a planned 10-ship Mystic Cruises fleet, that includes the sisterships World Explorer (2019), World Voyager (2020), World Navigator (2021 July), World Traveller (2022), World Seeker (2022), World Adventurer (2023), World Discoverer (2023).
In November 2019 was announced the ship's first charterer - Atlas Ocean Voyages (USA-based travel company and new cruise brand).
Atlas' signature All Inclusive All The Way provides passengers a complete and seamless experience via including complimentary round-trip air travel, along with a choice of a shore excursion at every port of call, prepaid gratuities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, polar parkas, regionally inspired gourmet dining, international beers and coffees, premium wine and spirits, Wi-Fi, L'OCCITANE bath amenities. In every stateroom, passengers enjoy binoculars to use onboard, en suite coffee, tea, and personalized bar service. Butler service is available in all suites.
Atlas' Plan With Confidence flexible travel policy provides travelers a 100% refund of deposited funds up to 91 days before sailing. They can change the reservation as many times as they wish, up to 15 days before their sail date. Passengers can even change the destination and sail with the company in another part of the world or cancel at least 15 days or more before the departure date and be assured of a 100% FCC-future cruise credit.