Atlas Ocean Voyages has provided details for its 2022 spring and summer lineup of voyages on the new 196-passenger expedition ship, World Navigator. The line will offer 24 departures between March and November 2022. World Navigator will sail six- to 16-night itineraries in the Arctic region, British Isles, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, Greenland, the Baltic region, Mediterranean Sea, and Central America and South America.
Three South America voyages will start World Navigator’s new season, beginning on March 22, 2022, from Ushuaia, Argentina. These six- to 13-night voyages offer a mix of cities and beaches with port calls at Brazil’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Paraty, Fernando do Noronha and Salvador de Bahia, before the ship heads eastward on April 4 to the tropical island of Tenerife.
Iberian and French Wine Cultures
Four seven- to 13-night voyages in April, June and September 2022 will transport cruisers to Spain's Andalusia region, the Bordeaux area of France, and the Portuguese Algarve and Douro wine regions.
Departing April 17, 2022 from Tenerife, Canary Islands, one seven-night World Navigator itinerary will combine a visit to Casablanca, Morocco with Portugal's Algarve coast. A subsequent voyage, also seven nights in length, brings guests up the Guadalquivir River to call at inland Seville, Spain—something only smaller ships can do —as well as to Gibraltar, U.K., and Spain’s Costa del Sol.
World Navigator will dock in the heart of London at Tower Bridge. // Tower Bridge Mohana-AntonMeryl/iStock / Getty Images Plus
World Navigator's June 7 and September 19, 2022 voyages will combine visits to Bordeaux and the Douro Valley; the first departure will feature the ship's first foray up the Thames River, docking at the Tower Bridge in London’s city center, while the second voyage will include a Kiel Canal transit in Germany. Both voyages also will call at Honfleur, France, for excursions to Normandy’s beaches and Paris. With its small size, the ship will also dock in Bordeaux's city center for convenient access to the city and beyond.
Three eight- to 13-day voyages in May 2022 will take guests to chic destinations along the Spanish, French and Italian Rivieras. The first two voyages will turn around at Civitavecchia (Rome). The May 1, 2022 departure will cover all three Rivieras.
The May 14, 2022 departure will focus on Corsica, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula, while the May 31, 2022 voyage will embark at Nice, France, and sail via Spain’s Catalonian Coast to Lisbon, Portugal.
Ireland and British Isles
During World Navigator’s British Isles and Ireland voyages, cruisers who are golf enthusiasts can play the links at some of the world’s most renowned courses. That will occur at most ports of call on two 13-night itineraries, departing June 17, 2022 and August 13, 2022
Ports of call include the Ireland’s Cork, Foynes, Galway and Kellybegs; Northern Ireland’s Londonderry and Warrenpoint; and Scotland's Invergordon (Loch Ness) and Greenock. These voyages also overnight at Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Edinburgh (Leith), Scotland.
Norway, Iceland and Greenland
From the British Isles, World Navigator will continue north to the Norwegian Fjords and beyond to Norway's Svalbard, situated midway between the Norway's northern coast and the North Pole.
Atlas Ocean Voyages' guests will visit Svalbard, Norway // Photo by Getty
In Svalbard, the ship's expedition team will find the best locations for guests to potentially spot such Arctic wildlife as polar bears, walrus, bearded and ringed seals, Arctic foxes, caribou and some of the world’s largest whales.
Depending on weather conditions, guests will have the option of kayaking or glacier hiking at either the Monaco or Smeerenburg Glaciers. Guests on these voyages will also earn membership in the Order of the Blue Nose, signifying that the have crossed the Arctic Circle; Svalbard is located well north of that latitude.
Atlas Ocean Voyages will offer two 12-night itineraries to such Baltic destinations as Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Gdansk, Poland.
Guests on World Navigator's August 26, 2022 departure will transit the 61-mile Kiel Canal from Hamburg, Germany into the Baltic and also overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia. The September 7, roundtrip itinerary from Kiel features two nights in St. Petersburg, providing guests three days to explore the local area and take excursions to Moscow or Star City, Russia.
South America Eco-Cruising
To close the season, World Navigator will embark on five voyages, ranging from seven to 12 nights. Those will visit the southern Caribbean, Central America, as well as Incan Highlands and Patagonia in South America.
Departing Barbados on October 18, 2022, World Navigator will bring guests to the Netherlands' ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), as well as Colombia, and Panama, while the subsequent sailing features a transit through and an overnight within the Panama Canal so guests can head out for Costa Rican eco-adventures.
The November 5, 2022 voyage will take cruisers to Ecuador and Peru, and that voyage concludes with an overnight at Lima, Peru while the following Peru and Chile voyage also begins with a Lima overnight and features a visit to Pisco (Paracas Bay), where the guests can sample the grape brandy that bears the city's name.
World Navigator’s spring/summer 2022 season concludes with a 12-night Patagonia expedition through the Straits of Magellan from Valparaiso, Chile, to Ushuaia, Argentina. Guests will sail through the English Narrows and call at Castro, Chile, with its colorful wooden stilted houses. They'll also call at Punta Arenas, Chile, to explore Tierra del Fuego.
The ship will overnight at Puerto Natalas, offering guests extended time to delve into Torres Del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that's home to many diverse species of birds and mammals.
All guests traveling on Atlas Ocean Voyages will receive benefits of the line's "All Inclusive All The Way" service, which includes complimentary roundtrip air travel from 16 major U.S. and Canada gateways, a choice of a complimentary shore excursion at every port, prepaid gratuities, premium wine and spirits, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and more.
Travel advisors can take advantage of a limited time offer and earn a $200 gift card for each new booking with deposit made by May 31 for any of World Navigator's new new 2022 Spring and Summer itineraries. All qualifying bookings must be registered with Atlas by June 15, 2021. Travel Advisors can learn more about the new offer at Atlas Advisor Central, an online resource for travel advisors.