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Swim with Whale Shark & Stingless Jelly Fish on Cruise to Lesser-Known Indonesian Islands

Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 February 2020:  Following the recent success of its inaugural ‘Indonesian Explorer’ voyage from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea, specialist expedition tour operator Heritage Expeditions has announced that it will again run the two-week cruise departing 28 September 2020.

Last year acclaimed author, scientist, explorer and 2017 Australian of the Year, Tim Flannery joined the voyage and described it as “real pioneering zoology”. Taking in numerous …

  • Posted: February 17, 2020
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Raising Awareness of Whale Monitoring & Conservation Projects on World Whale Day 2020

Bristol, 12 February 2020:  As World Whale Day approaches on 16th February, tour operator Swoop Antarctica is highlighting ways in which participants on its expeditions to Patagonia and the Polar Regions can get involved in the research and conservation of these wonderful cetaceans.

As a member of the International Association of Antarctic Tourism (IAATO), Swoop is a strong advocate of responsible travel.  The company offers Citizen Science programmes on selected trips to Antarctica, where …

  • Posted: February 12, 2020
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Emperor Penguin Crashes Heritage Expeditions’ Antarctica Discovery Party

Christchurch, New Zealand, 27 January 2020:  A well-dressed emperor penguin charmed its way onto Heritage Expeditions exclusive guest list during the pioneering small-ship expedition cruise company’s Antarctic celebrations on the 200th anniversary of what is widely regarded as the first sighting of the frozen continent.

While most ships are known for passing in the night, Heritage Expeditions brought its sister vessels Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov) and Akademik Shokalskiy together in …

  • Posted: January 27, 2020
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Exciting Changes At Year-Round Luxury Eco-Lodge In Argentina’s Lake District

Bristol, 08 December 2019:  Swoop Patagonia is delighted to announce a range of new all-inclusive adventure and wellness holidays at its favourite full-board accommodation in the Argentinean Lake District.  Having recently re-opened following extensive renovation work and the addition of new luxury yurts, Estancia Peuma Hue, or ‘Place of Dreams’ in the native Mapuche language, offers a selection of outdoor activities, all of which are now guided, together with mindfulness, …

  • Posted: December 8, 2019
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New Year Adventure: Follow In The Footsteps Of The Great Antarctic Explorers

Christchurch, New Zealand, 5 December 2019:  Just a few hundred travellers each year have the opportunity to cross the Southern Ocean from New Zealand in order to experience one of the most remote, least spoilt areas remaining on our planet: the magnificent frozen white continent of Antarctica. This great privilege is only open to a limited number of tourists travelling on a handful of specialist cruises, which include Heritage Expeditions’ 30-day In the Wake …

  • Posted: December 5, 2019
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Small-Ship Photographic Expeditions See Norwegian Arctic In The Best Light

Bristol, 27 November 2019:  Late season voyages to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic offer ideal light conditions in which novice and expert photographers alike may capture images of the unusual icy landscapes and captivating wildlife.  Specialist polar tour operator Swoop (tel:  0117 369 0296; https://www.swoop-arctic.com) is offering two 10-day, small-ship expeditions to the Svalbard archipelago during September 2020 to take advantage of the amazing light.  Both trips are for just 12 …

  • Posted: November 27, 2019
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What’s New From Swoop Patagonia in 2019/20

Bristol, 18 November 2019:  Specialist tour operator, Swoop Patagonia has expanded its range of tours to this fascinating region of South America, adding a selection of brand-new guided itineraries which avoid many of the regular tourist routes in favour of little-visited areas, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in the real Patagonia.

The four-day ‘Atlantic to Andes’ guided road trip takes participants off-the-beaten track into the wilds of Welsh Patagonia, to explore …

  • Posted: November 18, 2019
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Heritage Expeditions To Cross Russian Arctic’s Iconic Northeast Passage

Christchurch, New Zealand, 22 October 2019:  Following the first-ever back-to-back transit of the Northern Sea Route in 2017 by small-group polar cruise operator, Heritage Expeditions, the conservation-focused company has announced that it will be returning to the Russian Arctic’s Northeast Passage in the summer of 2020.  Departing on 23rd August and travelling east from Anadyr to Murmansk, the epic 27-day expedition cruise will retrace the route of legendary Swedish polar explorer, Adolf …

  • Posted: October 21, 2019
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Expedition Voyage Demystifies Coastal Chilean Patagonia’s Beauty and Cultural Complexity

London, 11 September 2019: Small ship expedition cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) celebrates the end of an exceptional cruise season to the Canadian Arctic and a series of new destinations. The new collection of voyages began earlier this year with a March departure of a sensational Chilean Fjords Explorer voyage.

Sailing along the western coast of Chilean Patagonia from Ushuaia, Argentina to the city of Valparaiso, Chile, the 14-day Chilean …

  • Posted: September 11, 2019
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Strong Chance of Seeing Polar Bears During New Russian Arctic Luxury Adventure Cruise

Bristol, 9 September 2019:  Following the news earlier this year of a mass invasion by polar bears in a village on the remote Russian archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, experts are suggesting that these iconic Arctic creatures are likely to spend more time on land as the sea ice, which they usually inhabit, continues to melt, increasing the opportunities to view them in the wild.

Arctic cruise specialist, Swoop (tel:  0117 369 …

  • Posted: September 9, 2019
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