Atlas Ocean Voyages: cruises starting in 2021

Atlas Ocean Voyages is a new cruise ship company in the luxury segment that will offer all-inclusive cruises with itineraries that are in high demand and two incredibly beautiful medium-small ships.

Atlas Ocean Voyages will begin its operations in 2021, with an inevitable delay with respect to the expected launch date, offering exclusive itineraries from Antarctica to the great capitals of the world with a truly exciting choice of very unique routes.

The World Navigator is the first of the 5 planned ships for the Portuguese brand that has its headquarters in the United States. “Small ships, mega journeys” is the motto of Atlas Ocean Voyages owned by Douro Azul and with Mario Ferreira as Chairman. The company was originally part of Mystic Cruises but, because of delays caused by the pandemic, changed directions concentrating on the Atlas Ocean Voyages brand with a small fleet of ships that will soon begin cruising with small groups of passengers on board, ensuring higher safety. The proposed trips are far from the famous and overcrowded destinations and therefore guarantee the possibility to avoid contact with crowds of other people in the busier ports of call.

Atlas Ocean Voyages is a company that is very focused on the environment, making use of cutting-edge technologies that guarantee sustainability and energy savings. The hybrid propulsion system installed in the fleet not only contributes to the reduction of emissions but it is also less invasive for underwater life in the particularly delicate marine areas visited.

The aim of Atlas Ocean Voyages is that of discovery, by way of the sea, of the most beautiful and often inaccessible and remote places on the planet like Antarctica and beyond. Other places include: the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, South America and Central America. The exploration takes place while enjoying the luxurious comfort of next-generation ships featuring an all-inclusive on board formula.

When completed, the fleet will be composed of ships that are 126 meters long and 19 meters wide. This allows the units to dock in exclusive ports that are inaccessible to large cruise ships, offering guests thrilling experiences and one-of-a-kind excursions.

The debut of the World Navigator, the first of the company’s ships, will therefore occur in 2021 in Antarctica. Subsequently, the next to join the fleet will be the World Traveller and the World Seeker in 2022, followed by the World Adventurer and the World Discoverer in 2023. The entire fleet is under construction at the WestSea shipyards in Viana do Castelo.

The all-inclusive aspect of Atlas Ocean Voyages cruises includes the cost of the service, all drinks and gourmet meals, internet connection, steward service in the suites and an excursion in each of the locations visited. Conferences and talks with insights on the places visited are held on board as well as other recreational activities.

The first ship, the World Navigator, has already been prepped to implement the safety protocols to counter the spread of Coronavirus with internal isolation areas, disinfection of luggage, social distancing between guests and special sanitization on board.

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Gabriele Bassi