Heritage Expeditions’ flagship, the “Heritage Adventurer” is getting ready in Greece to soon explore the beauty and fascination of the Russian Arctic with guests.
The pandemic almost prevented the eight-man expedition team from returning from the Antarctic Peninsula – rescue came from an expedition tour operator.
IAATO, the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators, is strengthening its ambassador program and has officially declared April 25 as “Antarctic Ambassador Day.”
The Argentine airline Flybondi has added the southernmost city in the world as a new destination and now operates three times a week between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia.
The chefs of Koks will bring their uncompromising approach to taking food with them. The country’s tourism industry is more interested in what they will leave behind.
As a first-of-its-kind experience, Quark Expeditions will offer guests a taste of fine dine Inuit cuisine as part of the cultural experience next year.
Expedition company Albatros Expeditions has christened its newest ship, Ocean Victory, with ice on South Georgia.
En route to Antarctica, a passenger complained of symptoms that rapidly worsened, prompting her and her family to be evacuated.
On November 23, 2021, Swan Hellenic christened its new ship, SH Minerva, at the Helsinki shipyard. The godmother was Johanna Mäkelä, Finland’s first professor of food culture.
New Zealand company Heritage Expeditions opens the Antarctic tourist season from New Zealand with the arrival of its ship.
After almost 20 months of standstill, the tourism season to Antarctica has successfully restarted with expedition cruises.
For the first time, the New Zealand company Heritage Expeditions offers to live on Wrangel Island for 10 out of 20 days and to explore the natural paradise extensively.
On 2 and 4 November 2021, an Airbus A340-300 operated two flights to Antarctica from Cape Town. It is suspected that they were transports for fuel and supplies.
Argentina and Chile have opened further their portals for Antarctic voyages and operators finally are preparing for a season.
Equipment for plastics recycling was installed at the Ukrainian Antarctic station “Akademik Vernadsky”. This is to produce souvenirs for tourists.
The countries from which Antarctic voyages normally depart have announced their plans for a reopening, and the conditions.
Most of the Antarctic tour operators within IAATO are preparing for the reopening of the 21/22 season and have also defined strategies.
The government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has issued a new stamp set to draw attention to ecosystem recovery.
In a solemn and well-attended ceremony, Hurtigruten’s newest hybrid expedition ship was named “Fridtjof Nansen” in Longyearbyen.
On 06.09.2021 at 10:38 a.m. the “Le Commandant Charcot” was the first French ship to reach the geographic North Pole.
PolarJournal checked with a leading provider after confusing information in a news article about helicopter use.
Two days ago, the Chilean Tourist Board announced that for the upcoming Antarctic season, foreign tourists will be allowed to enter the country.
New Zealand-based Heritage Expeditions will add new routes and new destinations to its portfolio with its new acquisition, the ex-“Hanseatic”.
Argentina plans to allow Antarctic travel from October 20, but many questions remain as to whether this opening will become a reality.