By James Shillinglaw,  Nov 21, 2022

Atlas Ocean Voyages celebrated a milestone weekend with naming ceremonies for its new World Traveller and less than two-year-old World Navigator. The latter ship has been in service since last year but was never formally named due to COVID restrictions. The ships were named in the fjords along the Beagle Channel’s Glacier Alley in Chile.

“Both yacht-style vessels specialize in expeditions to some of nature’s most spectacular destinations,” said James Rodriguez, Atlas’ president and CEO. “What a historic weekend for Atlas. It was inspiring to name these two spectacular ships surrounded by majestic glaciers.”

VIP guests at the dual naming ceremonies included travel advisors, shareholders, media and dignitaries from Argentina and Chile. World Traveller was named Nov. 19, followed by Zodiac sightseeing of Pia Glacier. In the evening the portraits of the godmothers were unveiled at a gala welcome reception prior to dinner. The naming festivities for World Navigator took place on Nov. 20, preceded by a celebratory luncheon on that vessel.

Theresa Scalzitti, chief sales officer for Cruise Planners, served as godmother World Traveller, while Karen Lundgren, an explorer and adventurer who is only the 13th woman in the world to conquer the Seven Summits, was godmother of World Navigator.

Both expedition ships are Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified and cater to global travelers with a passion for exploring both iconic and off-the-beaten-path destinations. The intimate vessels offer every five-star comfort, from an all-inclusive onboard experience and luxurious accommodations to in-depth excursions and customized private tours for a truly personalized voyage.

With only 100 suites, guests enjoy nearly a 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio and a special camaraderie and bond with their fellow explorers. This allows discerning travelers to immerse themselves in unique and awe-inspiring moments in remote and captivating destinations, from the Arctic to Antarctica, as well as discover destinations in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Americas.

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