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Aranui Cruises Waives 50% Fee on Standard Cabin Bookings for Solo Travellers

Aranui 3, French Polynesia’s renowned passenger­-freighter ship, has waived the 50% supplement fee for single passengers on new reservations for the standard cabin only on select voyages during its “Exclusive Aranui Singles Promotion.” With this promotion, independent travellers looking to embark on their next adventure can book a standard cabin on a number of Aranui’s 14­-day voyages at £3250 (including taxes) a saving of almost £1670. Subject to availability.

Travel dates …

  • Posted: December 9, 2014
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ARANUI CRUISES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AS FRENCH POLYNESIA’S RENOWNED ADVENTURE CRUISE

20 November 2014 – Aranui Cruises, operator of the Aranui 3 mixed passenger-freighter vessel, is celebrating 30 years as the world’s only soft adventure cruise provider to sail the virtually untouched, lush Marquesas Islands and fully immerse travellers in the culture of French Polynesia.

This month will mark the 30th anniversary of the company’s first historic passenger-freighter voyage, which departed from Papeete, Tahiti in 1984, bound for the northern Tahitian archipelagos, …

  • Posted: November 20, 2014
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ONE OCEAN EXPEDITIONS SPONSORS NEW EXHIBITION EXAMINING WHY EUROPEANS ARE DRAWN TO EXPLORE THE ARCTIC

VENUE: The British Library
DATES: 14th November 2014 to 29th March 2015

LONDON, NOVEMBER 2014: Lines in the Ice is a new and fascinating exhibition due to open at The British Library on Friday 14th November, which examines why Europeans are drawn to explore the Arctic, in particular, the Northwest Passage.

Coincidentally, the event follows close on the heels of the …

  • Posted: November 11, 2014
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Great Motorcycle Tours of Europe

Toucanmoon’s Colette Coleman recently published her second motorcycle guidebook Great Motorcycle Tours of Europe (Quercus), which follows on from her 2008 guide Great Motorcycle Journeys of The World, now on its 4th edition.

Great Motorcycle Tours of Europe is a full colour hardback book packed with stunning photography and practical information. It is the perfect introduction to some of the most inspiring motorcycle routes in Europe taking riders on a journey …

  • Posted: November 5, 2014
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Travmedia IMM at the Marriott, Grosvenor Square

Debra was at Travmedia IMM on friday. In the Marriott, Grosvenor Square. Great quality of journalists this time.

There was much interest in One Ocean Expedition’s involvement in this summer’s find of Franklin’s HMS Erebus in the Canadian Arctic. Also for One Ocean Expedition’s new fly/cruise program operating in and out of Punta Arenas starting from November 2015.

The fact that guests will have even longer to experience the Antarctic Peninsula as …

  • Posted: November 2, 2014
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Canada’s Atlantic Provinces Reinvented with One Ocean Expeditions’ East Coast Wildlife Safari

Polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions, is introducing a new 10-day expedition cruise in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada visiting Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland and the French territory of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, launching in July 2015.

Starting in Louisbourg on the southeast coast of Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia, the 10-day journey will showcase the unparalleled beauty, rich marine life, fishing and Celtic cultures of otherwise inaccessible outports and …

  • Posted: October 21, 2014
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Amsterdam Cruise Event

Debra was in Amsterdam this weekend working with One Ocean Expeditions’ Dutch travel partner, Thika Travel, at the Cruise Event – a new Cruise Show for consumers.

We were the only stand promoting expedition cruising and the response was very encouraging indeed. Amongst the traditional cruisers we managed to find some budding expeditioners!

It was a well designed, compact show and although the visitor numbers weren’t high (although for the first year …

  • Posted: October 20, 2014
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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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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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