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Atlas Ocean Voyages' World Voyager is officially named in Ushuaia

Atlas Ocean Voyages James Rodriguez with World Voyager godmother Harpreet 'Preet' Kaur Chandi
Atlas Ocean Voyages celebrated World Voyager officially joining the fleet during its naming ceremony in Ushuaia, Argentina.

The 198-passenger ship was christened by physiotherapist and British Army Capt. Harpreet 'Preet' Kaur Chandi MBE.

World Voyager was delivered in 2020, during the pandemic, when conditions weren't right to hold naming festivities. The ship had been operating for sister brand Nicko Cruises and recently was transferred to Atlas following a style refresh at WestSea Viana.

Three-ship fleet

World Voyager joins sisters World Traveller and World Navigator for the 2023/24 Antarctica season.

'Today marks another important milestone for Atlas Ocean Voyages as our fleet grows to a trio, delivering year-round polar, epicurean and cultural expedition experiences across the globe,' CEO James Rodriguez said.

Presiding over the festivities, Rodriguez introduced World Voyager Capt. Terje Ulset, his officers and crew, and recognized local Argentine dignitaries such as Vice Gov. Mónica Urquiza.

World Voyager now sets off on a nine-day 'Antarctic Discovery' expedition.

Pushing boundaries

'My journey and now your experience is all about pushing boundaries and experiencing an adventure that will leave you changed,' the godmother said.

Chandi had gained international recognition in 2022 by completing a solo expedition across Antarctica to the South Pole. In January this year she recorded the longest-ever solo and unsupported polar expedition by a woman of color. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2022 Birthday Honors.