Three more expedition cruise companies are scheduled to welcome back passengers in November.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced an extension of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) through January 15, 2022.
Following the announcement, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, issued a public statement, declaring it “the Biden administration and the CDC recognize the cruise industry’s successful resumption of operations “for their cooperation in handling health and safety protocols.
Without further ado, here are the marks set to restart expeditions to Antarctica this month.
Expeditions across the ocean
After a 20-month break, this Dutch cruise operator will restart polar expeditions to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands on 23 November.
The Hondius and Plancius, currently sailing south, will be based in Ushuaia, Argentina, for the 2021-2022 season, offering expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
“It’s fantastic to start again… We’ve updated our technology and health protection protocols and are finally getting back to doing what we love to do with the people we love – our staff, our guides and many of you, our passengers.” , said Oceanwide CEO Michel van Gessel.
On November 25, the ultramarine, a new bespoke expedition ship, will begin service in Antarctica.
The vessel will leave Ushuaia, Argentina, on a series of voyages to Antarctica and South Georgia that will last until March.
To simplify processes for travelers, the company offers risk-free cancellation and rebooking policies, as well as early booking benefits and reduced deposits.
To protect the health and well-being of its customers while traveling, the company has reinforced health and safety measures in critical areas.
The Ocean Victory, the company’s newest ship, will set sail on November 26th. Her debut journey is a 14-night Solar Eclipse, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise.
The company announced that the bubble protocol in Ushuaia, Argentina, is no longer necessary, with the exception that all guests must arrive and depart the port of Ushuaia in a group.