Ponant inaugurated Le Commandant Charcot at a ceremony in Le Havre, France, where the ship's namesake, French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, had set off for Antarctica.
Expedition cruising is recovering region by region from the pandemic shutdown, with a spate of new ships and more travelers seeking authenticity and deeper experiences.
Ulstein Verft handed over National Geographic Resolution to Lindblad Expeditions ahead of the ship's inaugural Antarctica season.
Seabourn is naming its second expedition newbuild Seabourn Pursuit, and inaugural season itineraries include Iceland, Greenland, Norway and the Northwest Passage.
Triton Submarines nailed a long-term agreement with Scenic to supply and manage submersibles aboard the Scenic Eclipse discovery yacht series.
Swan Hellenic entered into a multiyear agreement with Vikand Solutions to manage medical operations aboard its expedition ships.
The Association of Antarctica Tour Operators is preparing for the start of the Antarctic travel season following months of discussion and collaboration with Antarctic gateways.