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Brand new luxury ship World Traveller to cruise to and from Cape Town in 2024

The upcoming luxury expedition cruise ship World Traveller of Atlas Ocean Voyages will cruise to and from Cape Town at the end of her Antarctica season in March, 2024.

World Traveller, the second of a planned five ships for the new luxury expedition cruise line, will offer two unique transatlantic crossings to bookend the Antarctica season.

The 12-night, westbound itinerary departs October 24, 2023 from the Canary Islands to Ushuaia, Argentina, while on March 13th, 2024, the ship will head back east on a 19-night voyage from Ushuaia to Cape Town, South Africa.

Passengers go ashore and explore local marine life in zodiacs

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The onward itinerary from Cape Town hasn’t been released yet, but will likely see the ship heading back for the Canary Islands to begin her summer season.

In 2023, her sister ship World Navigator will be cruising from Cape Town to Tenerife. The 21-night voyage departs April 19th and includes calls in Lüderitz and Walvis Bay, Namibia, as well as Luanda in Angola, and Banjul, Fort James and Dakar, before calling in Las Palmas ahead of her arrival in the Canary Islands.

That repositioning voyage will come at the end of World Navigator’s Antarctica season out of Argentina, while World Traveller’s voyage from Ushuaia to Cape Town in March, 2024, will be part of her repositioning from her maiden Antarctica season.

World Navigator launched in August 2021, and World Traveller is scheduled to launch this November. Both feature 98 suites, solo suites with no single supplement fees, and staterooms. Three additional sister ships are set to join the fleet through 2024.

A rendering of the upcoming World Explorer, a sister ship to World Traveller

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ 2023/24 winter Antarctica season (which occurs during the Southern Hemisphere summer) will feature 23 itineraries, ranging from 9 to 20 nights out of Ushuaia, Argentina.

During these expedition cruises, passengers can expect up to two outings from the ship daily, depending on the weather and sea conditions, with explorations on Zodiacs to see marine wildlife and icebergs, as well as kayaking and paddle boarding.

Expedition team members will escort guests for all off-ship experiences, and each person represents an academic specialty such as ornithology, marine biology, history, environmental sciences, and mountaineering, according to the cruise line.

World Navigator will offer nine and 11-night cruises that focus on the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, while World Traveller will offer 13, 16, and 20-night cruises that combine the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Diego Ramirez Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands, before she cruises for Cape Town.

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