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Science on board Le Commandant Charcot: a commitment unique in the world

Last September, PONANT inaugurated Le Commandant Charcot, the first high polar exploration hybrid-electric vessel powered by liquified natural gas.  The launch does not stop there: by putting scientific research at the heart of its project, the company has designed the first cruise

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Viking Celebrates First Voyages to Antarctica

Viking has marked the launch of its highly-anticipated expeditions as the new purpose-built Viking Octantis started her first Antarctic season. The launch of Viking Expeditions is a significant milestone as the company begins its 25th anniversary year; by the end

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Le Commandant Charcot working together with RRS Sir David Attenborough in Antarctica

Le Commandant Charcot, a luxury polar exploration ship from the French cruise company PONANT, teamed up with the British polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough in their mission to support the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. Le Commandant Charcot and RRS Sir David Attenborough have both

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Celebrity Cruises Announces Revolutionary Partnerships Ahead Of Celebrity Flora Debut

With just 66 days until the official debut of Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled three new cutting-edge partnerships for the revolutionary new ship: A world-renowned conservationist turned Godmother, a one-of-a-kind designer with an unmatched vision, and a leading university specialising

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See Another Side To Antarctica In 2019

Antarctica. It’s perhaps the new ultimate cruise destination. The final frontier. The edge of the Earth. Endless, unexplored terrain. Incomparable natural landscapes that stretch out onto the horizon. Enough wildlife to satisfy even the most seasoned enthusiast, and its proximity

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Posted in Destinations, Expedition Cruising, Scenic

Celebrity Xpedition Receives Upgrades From Bow To Stern As Part Of The Celebrity Revolution

After emerging from a seven-day makeover in Panama, the award-winning Celebrity Xpedition is surrounding guests in upgraded comforts as they explore the Galapagos Islands. It’s another bold step in THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, beyond the introduction of two industry-changing ships –

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The Arctic Like You’ve Never Seen – 5 Unmissable Cruises

Today, more cruisers are wanting to visit less accessible parts of the world and experience new adventurers and cultures. Enter the Arctic. About as far away from the Mediterranean as you can get, the Arctic is a frozen wilderness where

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Posted in Destinations, Expedition Cruising, General Cruise Articles

Le Lapérouse Christened In Iceland

PONANT has celebrated the inauguration of Le Lapérouse, in the presence of Mrs. François Pinault, the godmother of the ship. An inauguration with Celtic undertones Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. Le Lapérouse was christened by the godmother, Mrs. François Pinault, in the presence

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Seabourn Orders Two New Expedition Vessels

Seabourn has announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of two new ultra-luxury expedition ships with a new partnership between shipbuilders T.Mariotti and Damen, who will collaborate on the construction of the vessels under

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Hurtigruten Celebrates 125 Years Of Exploration

July 2nd marks 125 years since Hurtigruten founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists and founding what today is the world’s largest expedition

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