VIANA DO CASTELO, Portugal — Atlas Ocean Voyages has taken delivery of its new 200-passenger World Traveller.
From Portugal, the ship will reposition to Ushuaia, where it will be based for expeditions to Antarctica. The yacht-style ship, which is Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified, will be officially named on Nov. 20.
“This ceremony to mark the completion of the ship, and our acceptance of delivery, is just the first of a number of significant events over the next few weeks – including the ship’s official naming in Chilean Patagonia,” said Atlas Ocean Voyages’ President and CEO, James Rodriguez.
World Traveller is the second vessel in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet and joins sister ship World Navigator. Both ships will be named at a dual naming ceremony at Chile’s Garibaldi Glacier. Atlas will showcase World Traveller to North American travel advisors, dignitaries, and international media before the ship departs on its maiden voyage Nov. 21.
After a series of expeditions to Antarctica, World Traveller will reposition via the Canary Islands to Europe for 7- to 10-day voyages that highlight the best of the Mediterranean. Home ports include Seville, Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice and Civitavecchia (Rome).
Three Arctic expeditions follow in August 2023, then an Iceland circumnavigation. World Traveller will then chart a southbound course via the British Isles, Ireland, France, and Spain to conclude its Europe season on Oct. 16 in Lisbon.