Atlas Ocean Voyages’ first, newly constructed expedition ship, World Navigator, has officially launched. Said to be designed for discerning, fun-seeking travelers, World Navigator brings guests on all-inclusive adventures to remote destinations around the world and serves up regionally-inspired gourmet cuisine; unlimited wines and spirits, international beers, and specialty coffees; and a choice of a complimentary land excursion at every port.
Atlas’ “All Inclusive All the Way” promises complimentary round-trip air travel and ground transfers for a complete and seamless luxe-adventure voyage. World Navigator is Atlas’ first newly constructed small ship, appointed in retro-chic elegance. She is sailing seven- to 12-night Egypt and Greek Isles voyages for her inaugural summer 2021 season and will reposition via the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America to sail nine- and 12-night expeditions in Antarctica.
“We are happy to welcome Atlas Ocean Voyages’ World Navigator into service,” said Mário Ferreira, chairman of Mystic Invest Holding, parent company of Atlas Ocean Voyages. “For more than 25 years, Mystic has grown from a single river boat, offering daytours on the Douro River, to building and operating more than 60 river, ocean and expedition ships, which deliver authentic cultural experiences around the world. Atlas Ocean Voyages is the latest Mystic brand and embodies the company’s evolution of superior service, unforgettable experiences and luxuriously designed ships.”
World Navigator offers 98 suites and staterooms, ranging from the 183-sq.-ft. Adventure Staterooms to the ship’s signature one-bedroom, 466-sq.-ft. Navigator Suite. In March 2022, World Navigator will be the first ship to offer Solo Suites. All suites and staterooms incorporate modern technological conveniences; and include a stocked mini-refrigerator; L’Occitane bath amenities; slippers, robes, and binoculars to use on board; Nespresso coffee; teas; and personalized bar service, and butler service in suites.
World Navigator features SeaSpa by L’Occitane, the first luxury L’Occitane spa at sea. The 950-sq.-ft. spa comprises two therapy rooms, a detoxing infrared sauna, and a serenity lounge with soothing vistas of the passing oceanscape through expansive windows. Guests also can maintain their daily regimen in the ships Fitness Studio featuring TechnoGym equipment.
The Atlas and Dome Lounges feature entertainment led by accomplished performers who engage guests in pop, stage, and American classics sing-alongs. World Navigator’s Entertainment Director, Sean O’Shea, will also perform feature cabarets in the Dome Lounge in the evenings. Guests also enjoy movies, port presentations, live entertainment, and lectures in the Dom Henrique Auditorium.
All guests on all voyages can explore Atlas’ regionally-inspired gourmet fare through six dining options. Porto celebrates Atlas’ Portuguese heritage and is World Navigator’s main dining room, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a choice of indoor and al fresco seating. The restaurant also offers the special Alma Portuguese cuisine menu, available on alternate evenings for dinner. 7Aft Grill is World Navigator’s chophouse, featuring Black Angus filets and New York strip steak, among others. Paula’s Pantry café serves a variety of specialty sandwiches; salads; soups; cookies and cupcakes; specialty coffees made with small batch-roasted, organic, and Fairtrade-certified CaffèMilano beans; Kusmi teas; and fresh detox juices. The Dome Lounge also features afternoon tea and refreshments, and guests can order room service from a breakfast or “always available” menu featuring soups, sandwiches, and salads.
Offering one of the industry’s highest space-to-guest, World Navigator is newly constructed with the most-modern hygiene and cleanliness measures incorporated into her design. All staff and crew are trained in and observe stringent health protocols, and guests participate in health screenings prior to boarding and during the voyage.
All land excursions and tours are conducted in small groups, led by expert and screened local tour guides, with transportation operated at reduced occupancies to provide ample personal space. Whisper Mic radio headsets are also used on land excursions and tours to allow guests to remain socially distant while still enjoying the guides’ commentary.
In every stateroom, guests enjoy robes, slippers and binoculars to use on board, personalized coffee, teas and bar service, and butler service in suites.
World Navigator will be joined by sister-ships World Traveller and World Seeker in 2022 and World Adventurer and World Discoverer in 2023.
To learn more, visit AtlasOceanVoyages.com or contact your travel agent.