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Cruise Traveller to represent Atlas Ocean Voyages in Australia and NZ

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Cruise Traveller becomes the exclusive Australian and New Zealand representative for Atlas Ocean Voyages, offering luxury expedition cruises.

Small ship cruising specialist, Cruise Traveller, has been appointed as the exclusive Australian and New Zealand representative for the growing, luxury expedition line, Atlas Ocean Voyages, which offers year-round, five-star Polar exploration journeys to wild and remote destinations in Antarctica and the Arctic as well as Cultural and Epicurean adventures in Europe.

The new GSA partnership comes in the wake of new figures from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) which show that expedition cruises are the fastest-growing segment of the global cruise industry, with a sizeable 71 per cent growth in patronage from 2019 to 2023.

Formed in 2019, Atlas Ocean Voyages operates three, luxe, state-of-the-art expedition ships, each carrying up to 198 guests – World Voyager, World Traveller and World Navigator, with two more luxe ships on order – World Adventurer and World Discoverer. The award-winning company has quickly established itself as a leader in luxury, boutique-ship expedition cruises, drawing discerning, inquisitive and spirited explorers on authentic, all-inclusive adventures to pristine, almost out-of-reach destinations which larger ships cannot access. The company’s immersive nature and culture experiences embrace the very essence of Antarctica, the Arctic, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South America.

Cruise Traveller Managing Director Joseph O’Sullivan said he was thrilled to sell an exciting new product like Atlas Ocean Voyages in Australia and NZ. “Atlas Ocean Voyages is a fresh, new brand and through our extensive trade and consumer networks and by working with our retail agent partners, we plan to showcase the bold, intimate and in-depth experiences Atlas offers in special places around the world,” said Mr O’Sullivan.

As CLIA has reported in its latest figures, the small ship cruise market has expanded robustly and as experts in this space, Cruise Traveller is playing a pivotal role in navigating and sharing this growth with travel agents keen to capitalise on the segment’s rising potential,” he said.

The demand for small ship, boutique, expedition and ultra-luxury cruises has, clearly, never been higher, driven by travellers’ desire to travel with fewer people to more unique destinations on more immersive itineraries.

“The unique, imaginative and eco-sensitive experiences Atlas Ocean Voyages has curated align perfectly with our ethos at Cruise Traveller of creating exceptional cruise experiences that offer depth, discovery, quality and enrichment, and we eagerly look forward to building their business and customer base throughout Australasia.”

Atlas Ocean Voyages President and CEO, James Rodriguez, said the collaboration would help the company reach out to travellers in Australia and New Zealand, capitalising on Cruise Traveller’s seasoned experience in selling small-ship cruising. “We are excited to work closely with Joe O’Sullivan and his team to offer exceptional yachting expeditions to adventurous travellers in Antarctica, the Arctic, Mediterranean and South America. Our Head of International Sales, Bernard Carter, and I look forward to delivering outstanding expedition yachting experiences to adventurers throughout Australasia,” Mr Rodriguez said.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.