New adventure cruise brand Atlas Ocean Voyages has been named a preferred supplier by Travel Leaders Network.
The new, all-inclusive cruise brand is set to debut in 2021 with the launch of its first vessel, the World Navigator. The new ship will have 98 suites and staterooms, all with an ocean view and most with a private verandah. After the brand’s first ship, the World Traveller and World Seeker are scheduled to launch in 2022, and World Adventurer and World Discoverer will launch in 2023, bringing the brand’s fleet total to five.
Plans call for Atlas to combine an onboard luxury product with “edgier” adventure travel offerings ashore, with an onboard community that will give guests who opt not to participate in the more out-there excursions the chance to hear from those who do. The World Navigator’s inaugural season will comprise 10 itineraries ranging from seven to 15 nights and exploring the Holy Lands, Mediterranean and Black Sea. The ship will call at a total of 66 unique destinations, with shoreside experiences to be announced at a later date. The ship’s first voyage is scheduled to depart July 17, 2021, from Valletta, Malta, sailing to Athens (Piraeus), Greece. The special 11-night, Greek Isles itinerary will visit Zakynthos, Olympia (Katakolon), Elafonisos, Chania, Sitia, Lindos (Rhodes) and Mykonos/Delos, Greece, as well as Noto (Syracuse), Italy; and Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey.
For the inaugural deployment, Atlas Ocean Voyages is offering travel advisors an additional three percent bonus commission, for a total of 15 percent. Travelers will also enjoy early-booking savings of up to $2,000 per stateroom or suite, 50 percent reduced deposit and an additional 5 percent savings for sailing consecutive voyages.