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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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Shackleton Enthusiasts Get Further Centenary Cruise Date

Shackleton Enthusiasts Get Further Centenary Cruise Date

One Ocean Expeditions adds further date to Novembers’ Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Voyages in response to interest

Following the overwhelming interest in its’ Shackleton Centenary Celebration voyages, leading small ship Polar expedition cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, has added a further sailing date in November 2014. The most extensive Antarctic Expedition itinerary available, the voyage has been created to take in some of the most historic locations and awesome …

  • Posted: February 17, 2014
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Arctic Experience Days Give Expedition Cruise Goers a Unique Perspective | Toucanmoon

Arctic Experience Days Give Expedition Cruise Goers a Unique Perspective

Full-day kayaking, snowshoeing and enhanced photography added for the first time by polar cruise operator

Leading small ship Polar expedition cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, has introduced a unique “Off the beaten track” program to its Arctic voyages, with early bird booking discounts available. Sailing from June 2014, these Polar cruises will include full day sea kayaking excursions, snowshoeing and enhanced photography workshops – a first above the Arctic Circle.

Recognised for …

  • Posted: February 6, 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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Aranui 3 Visits Bora Bora for the First Time in 2014

Aranui 3 Visits Bora Bora for the First Time in 2014

Tahiti’s ‘freighter to paradise’, Aranui 3, is adding a day stop in the stunning blue atoll of Bora Bora to its itinerary for 2014.

Known for its adventure cruises showcasing the rugged and undiscovered Marquesas Islands, the Aranui 3’s new stop will come into effect during two special 2014 voyages departing 5 April and 13 December 2014. The 13-night journey will weave through French Polynesia, taking in the main island of …

  • Posted: January 28, 2014
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15 Fascinating Facts On Humpback And Minke Whales In The Antarctic Peninsula

15 Fascinating Facts On Humpback And Minke Whales In The Antarctic Peninsula

Specialists in small ship cruise adventures One Ocean Expeditions is offering a unique opportunity to join marine and conservation expert, Dr Ari Friedlaender, on a 10-night Antarctic trip departing 16 March 2014 to study humpback, minke and killer whales, and to discover how these magnificent animals behave in the icy waters of Antarctica.

Participants on this special departure will learn how to document whale numbers, help to conduct photo surveys, determine …

  • Posted: January 28, 2014
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One Ocean Expeditions Northwest Passage 70th Anniversary Voyage, 25 August 2014

One Ocean Expeditions Northwest Passage 70th Anniversary Voyage

Ocean Expeditions is offering an exciting opportunity to travel through Canada’s fabled Northwest Passage on a special cruise to mark the 70th anniversary of the first ever single season transit of the legendary route.

Travelling in comfort on board the ice-strengthened Akademik Ioffe between Cambridge Bay and Iqaluit, the celebratory 12-night voyage departs 25th August 2014 to retrace the deep-sea route followed by the RCMP St Roch in 1944 under the …

  • Posted: January 22, 2014
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