Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced that it will proceed with the inaugural Antarctica season for its first all-inclusive, luxury expedition ship, World Navigator. From Nov. 2021 through Mar. 2022, World Navigator will sail nine- and 12-night Antarctica expeditions, departing round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina.
As part of its All Inclusive All the Way commitment, Atlas has chartered its own private jet to bring guests directly to Ushuaia to embark the ship, thus shortening the total travel time and avoiding overnights and extended layovers in an international airport, which are common with commercial flights.
“We are happy to proceed with World Navigator’s inaugural Antarctica season as planned,” said Alberto Aliberti, President of Atlas Ocean Voyages. “As the first cruise line to offer private charter jet service, Atlas is establishing a safety bubble in the U.S. and safely flying guests directly to World Navigator in Ushuaia. The benefits of our private charter jet service combined with our proven safety and hygiene protocols were instrumental in clearing our operations from Ushuaia. This innovation is part of Atlas’ All Inclusive All the Way, in which we take care of the details and make it more convenient, seamless and safe for our guests.”
Aboard World Navigator’s Antarctica expeditions, guests can visit places such as Neko Harbour; Deception Island’s caldera; and Brown Bluff at the northern tip of the peninsula. The November 28, 2021, journey will bring guests within the umbra of the Moon on December 4, for a rare, Antarctic solar eclipse, while the February 2, 2022, departure features a crossing into the Antarctic Circle in pursuit of marine wildlife-spotting. Guests will enjoy being closer to the waterline to sight Antarctic marine wildlife from World Navigator’s Water’s Edge Lookout, the lowest ship’s observation bow in the industry and the only one with wrap-around, heated benches for extended time out on deck.
As required by the Argentinian authorities, all guests and crew are vaccinated on Atlas’ Antarctica expeditions. For more information about World Navigator’s inaugural Antarctica season, please visit www.AtlasOceanVoyages.com.