AOV-Atlas Ocean Voyages (a Mystic-owned cruise brand) announced it would deploy 2 expedition ships to Antarctica for the winter 2022-2023 season.
AOV's ship World Traveller is scheduled for an inaugural Antarctic season, while World Navigator returns for a second season.
The two vessels will offer a choice of 20 expeditions, ranging from 9- to 20-night itineraries, sailing between November 2022-March 2023.
World Traveller and World Navigator will offer different expeditions: World Navigator is expected to sail shorter 9- to 11-night expeditions, while World Traveller will sail on extended immersive itineraries, ranging between 13-20 nights.
Guests who make a new booking via a travel advisor by March 31 can save up to US$2,000 per suite/stateroom on the newly announced itineraries, as well as an additional 20% when paying in full.
World Traveller will offer 9 Antarctica expeditions on 13-, 16- and 20-night itineraries for an exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. The ship's inaugural Antarctica voyage departs on November 1, this current year, with a 17-night expedition out of Montevideo (Uruguay) to Ushuaia (Argentina).
Passengers on this cruise and those aboard the January 16 & February 18, 2023 expeditions will make select landings at the Falklands, South Shetlands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Vacationers can also choose among 3 departures that cross the Antarctic Circle and join Order of the Red Nose on the December 1 & 14, 2022, and February 5, 2023, voyages. On the November 18, 2022, and January 3 & March 10, 2023, departures, World Traveller is bringing guests to Diego Ramirez Islands, Chile, situated in the Drake Passage. All expeditions aboard World Traveller, except for the November 1, 2022 cruise will sail round-trip from Ushuaia port.
World Navigator will alternatively sail 11 round-trips from Ushuaia on 9-, 11-, and 20-night itineraries commencing on December 3, 2022.
For the most accessible Antarctica trip, vacationers can choose among five 9-night departures that feature must-see sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and throughout the South Shetland Islands.
World Navigator will also bring passengers into the Antarctic Circle on 11-night cruise expeditions departing January 10 & 30 and March 2, 2023. Voyage December 12, 2022, brings passengers on a unique 9-night, Tierra Del Fuego expedition visiting Chile’s scenic fjords and glaciers.
Furthermore, guests can combine the Tierra Del Fuego expedition with the following 20-night Antarctica expedition, departing on December 21, for a Tierra Del Fuego and an Antarctic New Year’s expedition.