Atlas Ocean Voyages has taken delivery of its new 200-guest World Traveller, which will be officially named on November 20. The handover ceremony took place earlier this week, on board the vessel at the West Sea shipyard, where the yacht-style ship was built.From Portugal, the ship repositions to Ushuaia, Argentina, where she will be based for expeditions to Antarctica.
“This ceremony to mark the completion of the ship, and our acceptance of delivery, is just the first of a number of significant events over the next few weeks – including the ship’s official naming in Chilean Patagonia,” said James Rodriguez, the line’s president and CEO.
World Traveller is the second vessel in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet and joins sister-ship World Navigator. Both ships will be named at a unique dual naming ceremony at Chile’s Garibaldi Glacier. Atlas will showcase the ship to North American travel advisors, dignitaries, and international media before she departs on her maiden voyage November 21.
After a series of expeditions to Antarctica, World Traveller repositions via the Canary Islands to Europe for 7- to 10-day voyages that showcase the best of the Mediterranean. Home ports include Seville, Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice and Civitavecchia – the port for Rome. In August, three Arctic expeditions offer guests the chance to marvel at majestic glaciers, fjordlands, and mountains, and observe a range of wildlife, including birds, whales, polar bears, reindeer, walrus, and the elusive Arctic fox.
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From the land of the Midnight Sun, World Traveller offers an Iceland circumnavigation before charting a southbound course via the British Isles, Ireland, France, and Spain to conclude her Europe season on October 16 in Lisbon.
World Traveller is Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified and caters to curious, global travelers with a passion for exploring iconic and off-the-beaten-path places. The stylish and intimate, yacht-style vessel offers every five-star comfort, from an all-inclusive onboard experience and luxurious accommodations to in-depth excursions and customized private tours, for a truly personalized voyage.
For information and reservations, call a travel advisor or 1.844.44.ATLAS or visit www.AtlasOceanVoyages.com.