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Founding director of toucanmoon, Debra has many years’ experience in the travel industry and has held director-level positions in several high-profile international companies.

Shackleton Centenary pre-voyage dinner

Debra had a great evening at the friends of Scott Polar Research Institute Shackleton Centenary pre-voyage dinner held at the magnificent Trinity House, London. During the evening the guests were lucky enough to see some of the houses remarkable maritime artefacts that bear testament to the prominent role played by Trinity House in the nation’s maritime history … a very apt venue for the celebration.

The dinner was …

  • Posted: October 17, 2014
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Aranui 3 Christmas Sailing to include Christmas Day on Bora Bora and notable guest speaker

Marquesas Island Adventure Cruiser, the Aranui 3, has announced its special Christmas 2014 cruise featuring three very different French Polynesian archipelagos – Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society – culminating with a Christmas Day treat on stunning Bora Bora.

Guest speakers will include the highly regarded French Polynesian expert from the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, Sophie-Dorothée Duron.
Departing from Papeete, Tahiti on 13 December 2014, guests on board the mixed passenger/cargo vessel will …

  • Posted: October 15, 2014
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One Ocean Expeditions Are Officially Good For The Soul

Leading travel writer, journalist and broadcaster Sarah Tucker gets emotional about the Antarctica Cruise in “The A to Zen of Travel”

Leading small ship Polar expedition cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, has been recognised for providing life changing travel experiences that are good for the soul by travel writer and broadcaster Sarah Tucker. Featuring the Antarctica Cruise in her latest book ‘The A to Zen of Travel’, Sarah took this voyage …

  • Posted: September 24, 2014
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Sir John Franklin’s fabled Arctic ship found – One Ocean Expeditions is there!

One Ocean Expeditions is delighted to announce that there has been a ‘find’ on the Victoria Strait Expedition taking place in the Northwest Passage over the last two weeks. One Ocean Expeditions’ ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, was one of four vessels supporting the search to find the long lost vessels of Sir John Franklin missing in the Arctic for the last 160 years.

An official announcement, made by the Prime …

  • Posted: September 10, 2014
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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition, in search of Sir John Franklin’s Fabled Ships

Canadian polar operator joins unprecedented private and public sector partnership to help unveil the mystery surrounding Sir John Franklin’s ships in the Canadian Arctic

One Ocean Expeditions, a leading exploration cruise operator in the Canadian Arctic, has been invited to take an active role in supporting the Canadian Government on the Parks Canada and Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) historic 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition to find the fabled and long lost …

  • Posted: July 17, 2014
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Four ways to Savour the South Pole with Adventure Network International

There is something undeniably alluring about the South Pole. It is a destination that juxtaposes pristine beauty and an extreme environment, remote wilderness and cutting-edge science, physical challenge and a sense of accomplishment.

Adventure Network International (ANI) has a variety of ways to savour the South Pole, making it a life-list destination for travellers of all ages and abilities. An adventurous spirit is encouraged but guests don’t have to be an …

  • Posted: July 10, 2014
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New Ship Announced for the Marquesas Island Adventure Cruises

Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime, operators of the Marquesas Island adventure cruises, has announced the commissioning of a new ship, to be named Aranui 5. The new 254 passenger ship, scheduled to launch in September 2015 will replace the current 200 passenger Aranui 3 and will continue the company’s successful island cruises, which operate between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands.

Offering 30 Suites with balconies, 32 Superior Deluxe rooms with …

  • Posted: June 4, 2014
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Aranui 3 Adds Takapoto to Marquesas Island Adventure Cruise

Marquesas Island adventure cruiser, the Aranui 3, will stop at the picturesque island of Takapoto in a change to the 2014 itinerary. This first stop on the cruise will be an idyllic introduction to the island cruise as passengers are invited to lunch on the white sand beach and to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear lagoon waters of this Tuamotu Archipelago island paradise.  The new stop replaces the …

  • Posted: April 11, 2014
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Antarctica’s Year of the Cycle

This Antarctic season, three expeditions cycled to the South Pole with Adventure Network International (ANI), each in their own way achieving something never before accomplished and proving the ability of cycles in polar terrain.

The first to arrive

British adventurer Maria Leijerstam set out to do something new – and she did just that. Maria became the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent, …

  • Posted: March 24, 2014
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Adventure Network International's Top 10 Reasons for Flying to the South Pole

Adventure Network International’s Top 10 Reasons for Flying to the South Pole

Adventure Network International (ANI) has been organising expeditions to the South Pole since 1985, when it pioneered the first private flight in to Antarctica. More than 25 years on, as Walking With The Wounded teams face the 335km South Pole Allied Challenge, ANI is well placed to tell the rest of us why we should visit the South Pole – albeit in slightly more comfort.

1. To Explore the Ends …

  • Posted: January 28, 2014
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