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Norwegian Island Lodge Offers Luxury in Authentic Arctic Fishing Village

16 November, 2022, London:  Hattvika Lodge (www.hattvikalodge.no), situated on the small island of Vestvågøya in Norway’s idyllic Lofoten archipelago, offers exclusive accommodation in restored fishermen’s cottages overlooking the harbour, together with newly-built, freestanding hotel rooms set on the hillside with mountains towering behind.

Privately-owned by the same family for six generations, Hattvika Lodge combines the authenticity of life in Ballstad, a picturesque fishing village just above the Arctic Circle, with the …

  • Posted: November 16, 2022
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Win A Photography Expedition Cruise In The Arctic Circle

London, 13 September 2022:  Secret Atlas is launching a Photography Competition aimed at helping budding photographers with a passion for conservation to enhance their portfolios by winning a place on an expedition cruise around Svalbard in the Arctic.

The small ship cruise specialist’s Our Polar Planet Photography Competition is intended to document the changes taking place in the polar regions, the people and wildlife that are being affected, and to tell …

  • Posted: September 13, 2022
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Polar Pioneer Heads South To Antarctica South Georgia

London, August 2022:  Fresh from her maiden voyage to Svalbard with Secret Atlas following a major refurbishment project which focused on sustainability and upcycling, MV Polar Pioneer, the veteran ice-strengthened expedition vessel, is destined for further adventure on two wildlife and photography cruises, this time in the Southern Hemisphere; the first a 12-day Antarctica Cruise on 1st January 2024  Antarctica Explorer – 12 Day Wildlife & Photography Small Group …

Heritage Expeditions is Getting Back in the Paddle with the Return of its Popular Sea Kayaking Options

4th August 2022 Pioneering small ship expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions is delighted to announce the return of its popular sea kayaking programme on select Subantarctic, Indonesia and South Pacific voyages.

The reinstatement of the popular paddling options on Galapagos of the Southern Ocean, Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific, Indonesian Explorer and Discover the Secrets of Melanesia coincides with the arrival of Heritage Expeditions luxurious new 140-guest flagship Heritage Adventurer …

  • Posted: August 4, 2022
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Small Is Best On Secret Atlas 2023 Micro Cruises to Svalbard

London, 18 July 2022:  Secret Atlas’s expedition micro cruises to Svalbard for just 12 guests offer a lower-impact alternative to the increasingly large cruise ships which are now visiting the polar regions.  With the launch of its 2023 sailing schedule to the Norwegian archipelago situated in the Arctic Circle, the specialist tour operator is offering travellers a range of departure dates and itineraries onboard its small ships.  And, with accommodation …

  • Posted: July 18, 2022
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Heritage Expeditions Announces Three New Island-hopping Cruises Exploring the Remote Tropical Islands of Asia and the South Pacific

Christchurch, New Zealand 13 July 2022:  Pioneering expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has announced three new island-hopping voyages exploring the remote tropical islands of Asia and the South Pacific aboard luxurious expedition flagship Heritage Adventurer.

 

Heritage Expeditions Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said, “the new voyages Undiscovered Philippines & Indonesia, Asian Island Odyssey and Grand Pacific Odyssey brought a trifecta of exciting, authentic expedition itineraries well-off traditional tourist routes …

  • Posted: July 13, 2022
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Heritage Expeditions Announces Three New Japan Voyages for 2023

11 May 2022, Pioneering New Zealand-based expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has added the intriguing islands of Japan to its 2023 programme announcing three incredible new voyages aboard luxurious expedition flagship Heritage Adventurer.

Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said, “Japan’s combination of rich history, fascinating culture and diverse wilderness and wildlife makes it perfect for expedition cruising.”

“Japan has long captured the imagination of travellers juxtaposing centuries old tradition with …

  • Posted: May 11, 2022
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Discover Indonesia’s Hidden Islands & Teeming Wildlife With Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers

Christchurch, New Zealand, 26 April 2022:  Specialist conservation cruise operator Heritage Expeditions’ Indonesian Explorer voyage is expected to be an even more thrilling adventure following some adjustments and exciting additions to the 2022 itinerary, such as Komodo National Park and the amazing world biosphere reserve of Wakatobi National Park.

Accompanied by award-winning wildlife documentary filmmakers, Karen Bass and Neil Nightingale, guests on the 15-day voyage will now depart from Denpasar, Bali, …

  • Posted: April 26, 2022
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Heritage Expeditions Releases 2023-24 Southern Ocean Season Including New Destinations

Pioneering New Zealand-based expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions has released its 2023-24 Southern Ocean Season adding some exciting destinations to its iconic voyages.

Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said, “the 2023-24 season proudly continues Heritage Expeditions tradition of exceptional, personalised adventures sharing unforgettable, intimate explorations of some of the world’s best kept secrets, cultural encounters and wilderness and wildlife hotspots.”

Heritage Expeditions new Southern Ocean Season sees the company exploring …

  • Posted: April 20, 2022
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Secret Atlas Launches Sustainable Expedition Cruises with Smallest Group Sizes in the Polar Regions

11th April 2022, London:  Secret Atlas has announced its arrival on the expedition cruise market with the launch of several micro cruises for just 12 guests to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.  Designed to create a lower impact on the environment than the much larger ships that are now visiting the polar regions in increasing numbers, these more intimate voyages will appeal to travellers wishing to experience an authentic expedition combined with the smallest group sizes in the Arctic …

  • Posted: April 11, 2022
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