Antarctic Cruise season 2020-2021 to be promising for Canadian Expedition Cruise specialist

NITN | @notintownlive | 19 Jun 2019

Antarctic Cruise season 2020-2021 to be promising for Canadian Expedition Cruise specialist

Vancouver, Jun 18 (NITN): One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) announced new cruise itineraries and engaging programs that promise to take the expedition cruising experience to a whole new level for the 2020/2021 Antarctic season.

Expedition cruise enthusiasts can benefit from attractive early booking offers and unmatched added value while traveling onboard RCGS Resolute. These offerings came ahead of the company’s celebration of the vessel’s one-year anniversary sailing under the OOE banner.

OOE’s Antarctic 2020/2021 season introduced new cruise itineraries that allow more time in destination and a wider selection of voyages offering high value and competitive packaging. The latest programs are in addition to OOE’s most popular and long-standing Antarctic voyages.

Over the last two years, OOE’s ‘fly’ cruise voyages have become a main stay of Antarctic programming. Voyages range from the ever popular Quest for the Antarctic Circle providing direct private air charter out of Punta Arenas to Antarctica in just two and a half hours, to Ultimate Antarctica which encompasses the Weddell Sea. By utilizing Stanley, Falklands Islands as OOE’s key port for tourism even port days became an immersive experience. 

Last year OOE introduced private air charter from Santiago, Chile to Stanley, Falkland Islands, saving guests 4.5 hours in flight as well as time in transit. This new efficient access to destination has been a huge success and is inclusive in voyage packages for 20/21 offering seamless boarding of RCGS Resolute, and a travel time-saver. In addition, a new complimentary pre-cruise hotel night will be included in the voyage fare.

Experiential voyages with a focus on Marine Mammals and ocean literacy are well-timed in February and March offering OOE’s popular programming featuring Dr. Ari Friedleander and the California Ocean Alliance. These voyages provide guests with opportunities to participate alongside world leading cetacean experts who are contributing to the creation of marine protected areas in Antarctica. These voyages start and finish in Ushuaia, Argentina. 

Additional highlights of the 2020-2021 program include a new extended 19-night voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica by way of  King George Island, Antarctica and Stanley, Falkland Islands. Offered December through to early February, this provides more availability to this ever popular route. Early booking incentives include a travel credit deducted from the voyage fare for all new bookings confirmed by August 31st, 2019.

“Our enthusiasm in offering a comprehensive travel package, follows an ever increasing demand from our guests looking for convenience, time savings and exceptional experiences during their holiday,” says Catherine Lawton, One Ocean Expeditions’ General Manager. " Our job is to guide our guests with ease, options and incredible value for experience. OOE’s One Club (repeat travellers) keeps growing year after year, and this is a wonderful testament to OOE's operation and capacity to deliver personalized experiences to each and every guest traveling with us,” added Lawton.

OOE delivers superior industry leading standards, a wide range of options and experiential travel holidays. The knowledgeable and service-oriented shipboard team is part of One Ocean Expeditions’ success. Earlier this month the expedition cruise specialist unveiled a comprehensive training program for their shipboard team, increasing the size of the team and building an experienced leadership capacity onboard its fleet. OOE is proud to once again lead the industry with forward facing guest services showcasing a guest to team ratio of 2:1.