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New luxury expedition line Atlas Ocean Voyages to sail maiden cruise from Egypt

The new luxury expedition cruise line Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced summer 2021 itineraries for its first expedition ship, World Navigator.

World Navigator will spend her inaugural cruise season alternating departures from Athens (Piraeus) inGreece, and Cairo (Alexandria) in Egypt, starting August 4th, 2021.

World Navigator will sail her maiden voyage from Egypt

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World Navigator will sail five cruises of 7 to 12 nights, with each featuring UNESCO World Heritage Sites at nearly all of the 14 unique ports of call, as well as multiple nights in either Cairo or Mykonos, Greece.

World Navigator was previously scheduled to cruise to and from Israel, but those itineraries have been changed due to the ongoing geopolitical uncertainty in the region.

“The safety and health of our guests and staff is our top priority,” said Alberto Aliberti, president of Atlas Ocean Voyages.

“While we would have liked to carry out our original Holy Land itineraries this summer, the region’s geopolitics does not make it prudent,” he said.

“However, we created World Navigator’s Egypt and Greek Isles voyages to offer travelers a new, unique and superior choice of exclusive and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, in true luxe-adventure style,” he added.

World Navigator will depart on her maiden voyage from Alexandra on August 4th. The inaugral cruise will include a celebration dinner and party on the Giza Plateau overlooking the iconic pyramids.

The maiden cruise will include a celebratory dinner overlooking the Pyramids of Giza

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The 4,500-year-old pyramids will be illuminated into the evening exclusively for the World Navigator guests.

As well as Egypt, World Navigator will also cruise the Greek Isles, calling at small and authentic Greek islands where larger ships cannot reach.

At port, the World Navigator guests can enjoy a choice of complimentary shore excursions, as well as other optional immersive experiences.

Complimentary tour options include a traditional Mykonos village Ano Mera, a visit to Akrotiri, ranked among the world’s top archeological sites, and Alexandria’s National Museum and its iconic library.

Guests seeking to delve deeper into Egyptian and Greek heritage can opt for premium escorted overland tours, which include all the major sites of Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor and Athens.

World Navigator guests will be subject to Atlas’ All Inclusive All The Way promise, which includes complimentary round-trip air travel, choice of a shore excursion at each port, prepaid gratuities, shipboard gourmet dining, premium beverages, and more.

All staff and crew are trained in stringent health protocols, and guests will be tested for COVID-19 prior to boarding and during the voyage.

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