Atlas Ocean Voyages (AOV) revealed new summer 2021 itineraries for its first, newly-built expedition ship, World Navigator.
Alternating departures from Piraeus-Athens Greece and Alexandria-Cairo Egypt, starting on August 4, World Navigator will be the cruise industry’s first and only ship to bring travelers to Egypt and deliver a luxurious regional travel experience.
The 5 new itineraries, ranging from 7 to 12 nights, feature UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the ~14 unique ports of call and include multiple nights in either Mykonos Island, Greece, or Cairo so passengers can enjoy each destination’s nightlife.
On the August 4 maiden voyage, passengers will be hosted at an included celebration dinner and party on Giza Plateau overlooking the Pyramids, which will be illuminated into the evening for World Navigator guests.
The itinerary changes reflect the line’s response to geopolitical uncertainty in Israel as part of the brand’s commitment to passengers’ safety and health.
World Navigator guests can enjoy AOV’s "All Inclusive All The Way" promise, including complimentary roundtrip air travel, prepaid gratuities, premium beverages, shipboard gourmet dining, choice of a shore excursion at each port, and much more.
Due to her small size, the World Navigator ship will also call at authentic Greek islands where larger cruise ships cannot reach. At the port, World Navigator passengers can enjoy a choice of complimentary shore excursions showcasing must-see attractions, and optional immersive experiences.
Complimentary tour options feature Ano Mera, a traditional Mykonos’ village; a visit to Akrotiri, one of the top 10 archeological sites in the world; and Alexandria’s National Museum and iconic Library. Passengers seeking to delve deeper into Greek and Egyptian heritage can opt for premium escorted overland tours, including all the major sites of Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, and Athens.
All shore trips and overland tours are to be conducted in small groups, led by expert local tour guides and aboard full-size motorcoaches operated at less than 50% occupancy in order to provide ample personal space. Wireless headsets will be used to allow vacationers to remain socially distant while enjoying the guides’ commentary.