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Atlas Ocean Voyages embraces five-ship expansion

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Early sales for World Navigator's 2021 inaugural season played an important part in the decision to add capacity, Alberto Aliberti said
Atlas Ocean Voyages President Alberto Aliberti hailed his fleet’s planned expansion to five ships.

This results from parent company Mystic Cruises’ recent order of four additional 200-passenger vessels. Those four will be exclusively distributed by Fort Lauderdale-based Atlas Ocean Voyages, and, as earlier reported, make one extra ship for Atlas than previously disclosed, for a total of five.

The first ship will be 2021's World Navigator, arriving in mid-2021. Its 10-itinerary inaugural season is already open for booking.

Luxe adventure

The fleet expansion will allow Atlas Ocean Voyages to offer more itineraries in more global regions that offer the brands ‘luxe-adventure’ journeys.

‘Luxe adventure is all-inclusive, small-ship journeys with luxurious amenities, delivering limitless adventures, and we look forward to welcoming guests aboard our ships for unexpected discoveries, foodie immersion and unique adrenaline rushes,’ Aliberti said. ‘The immediate and positive response from the travel advisor community and early sales of World Navigator’s inaugural 2021 season have played an important part in our decision to increase our capacity.’

Two new ships each in 2022 and 2023

World Navigator is under construction at WestSea Viana do Castelo. World Traveller and World Seeker are scheduled to arrive in 2022 and World Adventurer and World Discoverer in 2023.

Brandon Townsley, VP sales and trade partnerships for Atlas Ocean Voyages, welcomed travel advisors to ‘join the luxe-adventure movement and register as an Atlas Advisor at’

Each ship will offer 98 suites and staterooms, all with an ocean view and most with veranda. Atlas Ocean Voyages fares include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, standard Wi-Fi, gratuities and shore excursions in select ports.