Cruise NewsAll-Inclusive Cruise Line's First Ship Touches Water for the First Time

All-Inclusive Cruise Line’s First Ship Touches Water for the First Time

Atlas Ocean Voyages, a new all-inclusive cruise line launching next year, celebrated a construction milestone when their first cruise ship was floated out at the West Sea Viana Shipyard in Portugal.

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The ‘float out’ marks the first time World Navigator enters the water and floats of her own accord. Now in wet dock, the small expedition cruise ship is being outfitted with elegant and luxurious amenities and décor.

Meanwhile, construction of World Traveller, Atlas’ second expedition ship, is already in progress, and her keel was also laid at West Sea Viana Shipyard. Designed for seasoned and fun-seeking travelers to immerse in active and awe-inspiring experiences in less-trodden, bucket-list destinations, World Navigator and World Traveller will launch in July 2021 and mid-2022, respectively.

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Guests will enjoy one of the industry’s most-inclusive experiences with the luxe-adventure cruise brand’s signature All Inclusive All the Way. In addition to World Navigator and World Traveller, three additional expedition ships are on order for delivery by the end 2023.

With All Inclusive All the Way, guests can be more carefree and enjoy features such as:

  • Complimentary airfare
  • Complimentary emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Complimentary prepaid gratuities
  • Premium wine and spirits and international craft beers
  • Coffees and smoothies
  • Wi-Fi
  • L’Occitane bath amenities
  • Complimentary shore excursions in select ports
  • Michelin-inspired dining
  • Binoculars onboard
  • Coffee, tea and personalized bar service in every room
  • Butler service in suites
  • Engaging and knowledgeable service from every staff and crew member

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ All Inclusive All the Way makes it one of the most inclusive cruise brands in the industry. Guests enjoy greater peace of mind and seamless adventures, beginning with included complimentary roundtrip air travel from major North American gateways to the remote and captivating destinations where Atlas sails.

A ‘first’ for the industry and an example of how the brand is innovating with the evolving priorities of general travel, Atlas is also including emergency medical evacuation insurance with every booking. Guests can rest assured that they will expeditiously obtain the appropriate attention in case of a medical emergency. The insurance covers emergency medical transportation from the ship to a local treatment center, as well as return transportation to home or a medical facility close to home, as required.

On extended voyages, guests also enjoy MAX SHORE, complimentary three- to five-night, overland immersions that bring guests to the must-see attractions and cultural gems only found inland.

These free ‘vacations-within-vacations’ deliver more once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as hot-air ballooning over Pamukkale’s mineral pools and petrified forest; glamping under the Jordanian stars and catching sunrise over Petra; and even touring the infamous Chernobyl power plant and overnighting in the exclusion zone, with more to be announced. MAX SHORE itineraries are also All Inclusive All the Way, with transportation, meals, beverages, premium lodging, and most of all, access.

For her inaugural season, World Navigator will embark on seven- to 24-night itineraries in the Holy Land, Black and Mediterranean Seas, followed by nine- to 13-night itineraries in the Caribbean, South America and on Antarctic expeditions for winter 2021/22.

Atlas’ newly constructed, safe, clean and green, small expedition ships foster a refined and convivial ambience and can accommodate up to 196 guests. World Navigator and her sister ships are Polar Category-C and Ice Class-1B certified, with all of the most-modern hygiene and cleanliness measures incorporated into their design.

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