Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2024

FRANKLIN BRAECKMAN Antarctic Programme Manager Oceanwide Expeditions FREDERIC GUILLEMARD General Manager, Europe & Asia Australis CARLY PERKINS Senior Marketing Manager UK & Europe, Seabourn MARCEL PERKINS Managing Director Latin Trails SØREN RASMUSSEN Founder and Chairman Albatros Expeditions AARON RUSS Commercial Director and Expedition Leader, Heritage Expeditions SARAH SCHLEDERER Business Development Manager UK & Ireland, Quark Expeditions STEPHEN WINTER International Sales Director, EMEA Ponant 49 without icebreaker assistance. Dynamic positioning systems enable the ships to moor without an anchor and zerospeed stabilisers, and this, combined with Ulstein’s X Bow hull design, ensures a comfortable and safe onboard experience for our guests. Frederic Guillemard: As a Chile-based expedition cruise line, we designed our ice-strengthened expeditions ships to navigate the country’s intricate fjords in Tierra del Fuego and Chilean Patagonia. The 100-cabin passenger sister ships Ventus Australis and Stella Australis have shallow draughts, allowing them to access the remote corners of the Strait of Magellan and navigate the tidal fjords. Aaron Russ: Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard purpose-built our 140-passenger flagship Heritage Adventure for polar exploration. It has an Ice Class 1A Super rating and an impressive history of polar exploration. Heritage Adventurer holds records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic sailings. Marcel Perkins: The design of the 16-passenger catamarans Galapagos Seaman Journey and Petrel optimises their nautical performance and they are also equipped with modern navigation systems, stability controls and ecofriendly engines. This allows us access In association with Contributors Photo: Michelle Sole Albatros Expeditions’ ships have multiple Zodiac-loading locations to make it easy to embark on shore excursions