Lindblad launches new ship as expedition booms

In another sign of the strength of the expedition cruising market, US-company Lindblad has announced the building of a new polar ship. The state-of-the-art vessel will be delivered in 2021, adding four new ships to […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 20 2018

Newly-converted Silver Cloud forced to cancel inaugural cruise

The Silver Cloud’s inaugural luxury expedition to Antarctica has been halted due to mechanical problems. “On November 21st, the Silver Cloud experienced a mechanical failure and has safely returned to Puerto Madryn to perform the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 24 2017

Celebrity Cruises to build expedition ship for the Galapagos

Celebrity Cruises revealed it would be building a ship, specifically to sail around the Galapagos. The new Celebrity Flora will be launching in May 2019. The 100-guest Celebrity Flora will be one of the most environmentally friendly […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 20 2017

‘Tis the season to be icy

For many would-be expeditioners taking their first plunge into the world of small ship and adventure cruising, it involves a journey to the ice. If you’ve made the decision to go before these pristine areas […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 12 2017

Hurtigruten Midnastol

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WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 23 2017

Itineraries announced for the Scenic Eclipse…and boy are we excited!

Luxury line Scenic has announced itineraries for its new luxury discovery yacht, the Scenic Eclipse. The ship, which will have it’s own helicopter and underwater submersible will be sailing on a number of voyages around […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 20 2017

First look inside the Silver Cloud’s conversion to a luxury expedition ship

Silversea’s Silver Cloud will be undergoing a multimillion dollar conversion from a luxury vessel to an ice-class expedition ship. The refurbishment, which will start in August this year, will mean the Silver Cloud will be […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 23 2017

Lindblad promises new ships and expeditions

Jeremy Lindblad, Australian business development director of adventure specialist Lindblad Expeditions, today welcomed the deal that will deliver fresh funds for new ships and more opportunities for Australian passengers. The line announced yesterday it has […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 12 2015

Quark expected to launch a new expedition cruise ship

Adventure cruise line, Quark is said to be expanding its business in the south pole, with a third Antarctic expedition ship. TTG Digital reported that the line will reveal details of the new vessel ‘shortly’ […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 4 2014

Day 12: National Geographic Orion cruise blog

Day 12: Honaira, Solomon Islands – Reaching the final destination is bitter sweet. Part of you can’t wait to return home and share all your new tales. The other half really doesn’t want to say […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 2 2014

Day Nine: National Geographic Orion cruise blog

Day 9 – Espirito Santo: It was now the ninth day on National Geographic Orion’s inaugural voyage and we continued to make our way through the South Pacific. Many of us, including myself were still […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 30 2014