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Atlas Ocean Voyages opens inaugural season sales

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World Navigator is scheduled to embark on its inaugural voyage July 17, 2021, departing from Valletta, Malta, to Piraeus
Atlas Ocean Voyages, the new ‘luxe adventure’ cruise brand, opened bookings for its inaugural 2021 season.

World Navigator’s first 10 itineraries range from seven to 15 nights throughout the Holy Lands and the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The ship will call at a total of 66 destinations where travelers can choose from a range of soon-to-be-announced, heart-pounding and marquee shoreside experiences.

15% agent pay

To mark its inaugural season, Atlas Ocean Voyages is offering travel advisors an additional 3% bonus commission for a total of 15%. Travelers get early-booking savings up to $2,000 per stateroom or suite, 50% reduced deposit and an additional 5% savings for booking two consecutive voyages.

The inaugural savings and bonus commission offers are combinable and applicable for all new bookings made from Jan. 2 through March 31, 2020, aboard all inaugural deployment sailings.

Small is the new big

‘World Navigator, our all-inclusive, small ship for just under 200 guests, will deliver big adventures when she launches in 2021 — making small the new big,’ said Alberto Aliberti, president of Atlas Ocean Voyages.

World Navigator embarks on its inaugural voyage July 17, 2021, deparIng from Valletta, Malta, to Piraeus (Athens). The 11-night Greek Isles itinerary features Zakynthos, Katakolon (Olympia), Elafonisos, Chania, SiIa, Lindos (on Rhodes) and Mykonos/Delos, Greece, as well as Syracuse (Noto), Italy; and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey.

Black Sea with optional Chernobyl tour

World Navigator will sail two Black Sea itineraries. The July 28, 2021, seven-night voyage from Piraeus transits the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits and will call at Kusadasi; Nessebar, Bulgaria; and Constanta (Bucharest), Romania. The voyage concludes with two overnights in Odessa, Ukraine, where an optional two-day overland tour visits the infamous and otherworldly Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

The following nine-night voyage, departing Aug. 4, circumnavigates the Black Sea with calls at Novorossiysk, Russia – from where travelers have the option to visit Moscow; Batumi, Georgia; and Sinop and Amasra, Turkey. The voyage features an overnight in Sochi, Russia, and concludes with an overnight in Istanbul. The two sailings can be combined into a 16-night program.

The Holy Lands

World Navigator will offer three Holy Lands voyages. All feature overnights in Haifa (Jerusalem) and Ashdod (Masada). With four nights, travelers can experience both Jerusalem and the must-see highlights of the region, and join in an optional adventure experience such as an overnight at a kibbutz, a Bedouin camp or the archaeological site of Petra in Jordan.

The first 15-night voyage begins Aug. 13 with an overnight in Istanbul and includes calls at eight Turkish ports (Troy/Gallipoli, Bozcaada, Dikili, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Kekova Island), as well as Patmos, Greece, and Paphos, Cyprus. A nine-night voyage on Aug. 28 begins with the Jerusalem and Masada overnights and includes Egypt’s Port Said (Cairo) and Alexandria, as well as Heraklion, Greece, and Limassol, Cyprus. The subsequent 12-night Piraeus round-trip departs Sept. 6 and enhances the previous itinerary with additional calls at Kusadasi and Lindos and replaces Limassol with Paphos.

Italian, French and Spanish rivieras

World Navigator will offer two seven-night Mediterranean voyages, departing Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. The first focuses on southern Italy and sails from Piraeus to Civitavecchia (Rome). The ship will transit the narrow Corinth Canal and call at Itea (Delphi) and Katakolon, Greece; and Naxos (Taormina/Mount Etna), Agropoli (Paestum) and Amalfi, Positano and Naples, Italy. The second itinerary sails from Civitavecchia to Lisbon, calling at Livorno (Florence), Italy; Marseilles, France; Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga, Spain; and Gibraltar.

Portuguese passage and Brazil

Spanning two continents, World Navigator’s 17-night trans-Atlantic cruise departs Lisbon Oct. 4 and concludes with an overnight in Rio de Janeiro. The ship will call at two Portuguese island outposts: Madeira and Sao Vincente, the Canary Islands and five Brazilian destinations: Fernando de Noronha, Natal, Recife, Salvador da Bahia and Buzios. An eight-night cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo visits Buzios, Paraty, Ilhabela, Porto Belo and Imbituba, as well as Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Atlas Ocean Voyages fares include gratuities, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and one or more shore excursions.