Uncover
New Perspectives

Explorations across natural marvels, vibrant cultural history and distinct artistic flair are bound to inspire the spirit. From exotic wildlife to extraordinary marine life of spectacular destinations, your curiosity and wonder will be piqued. Open yourself to diverse perspectives with a unique mix of local engagements from folkloric experiences to highlights of art and architecture to museum visits. Capture the facades of historic landmarks, local life and awe-inspiring wildlife with boundless photo opportunities. Indulge in play with opportunities for kayaking, paddling and other water toys directly from the yacht in select ports. A guest enrichment program with a lecturer, historian, photographer or other expert in their field will enhance your appreciation for these captivating destinations.

Immerse
Yourself

AFAR Recommends

Afar Recommends is a collection of shore excursions handpicked by Afar for Atlas Ocean Voyages’ Cultural Expeditions to empower travelers to discover destinations through inspiring immersive outings. Visits to historical and cultural sites, epicurean tours, and outdoor adventures all feature highlights such as knowledgeable guides, hands-on workshops, and unique local tastings. Based on Atlas Ocean Voyages’ and Afar’s shared belief in the transformative power of travel, Afar Recommends excursions help travelers pursue their passions and enjoy more meaningful experiences.
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Atlas Focus Lab 
Drone & Photo Workshops

Embark on an exhilarating journey exclusively with our Cultural Expeditions, where the Atlas Focus Lab: Drone & Photo Workshops elevate your exploration to thrilling new heights. Immerse yourself in photography workshops led by seasoned pros - a destination expert and an aerial virtuoso - capturing breathtaking moments that redefine visual storytelling.

On shore, let these experts guide you to discover the perfect light and angles, turning landscapes, architecture, and mesmerizing scenes into unforgettable visual tales. In selected locales, our drone pro captures extraordinary perspectives, providing a unique "view from above." Whether navigating the dunes and volcanoes of the Canary Islands or venturing through Iceland's rugged trails by 4x4, your adventures will be recorded for you to share. Experience the thrill firsthand with first-person view (FPV) goggles, immersing yourself in the drone's flight as if you were the daring pilot, creating memories that soar beyond the ordinary.

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Roger Paperno

World Navigator
April 18 & 28
May 24
July 3
July 12

Ben Lepoff

World Navigator
April 18 & 28
May 24
July 3
July 12

Sommelier
Carolyn Coryelle

World Traveller
September 26, 2023

Cooking Culture

Embark on a culinary adventure with esteemed guest chefs, food historians, and experts, immersing yourself in the cooking cultures of every destination. Alongside fellow explorers, discover the essence of each locale through its culinary heritage. Engage with experts in onboard demonstrations, captivating presentations, and specialized tastings. Uncover the vibrant stories behind the Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, and beyond, revealing how their environments and people have shaped the delectable dishes and cherished ingredients celebrated worldwide. Each experience is a lively encounter, forging connections with the rich tapestry of each unique culture.

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Chef Martin 
Gimenez Castro

World Voyager
March 27, 2024

Julieta Davey

World Navigator
April 28, 2024
August 10, 2024
World Traveller
March 31, 2024

Chef Luciana Berry

World Voyager
April 5, 2024

Pastry Chef
Anna Wilamowska

World Navigator
April 18, 2024
World Voyager
September 23, 2024

Chef Danny Davies

World Voyager
May 2, 2024

Tastes & Traditions Expert
Mara Papatheodorou

World Navigator
July 12, 2024

Tastes & Traditions Experts
John & Judy Ducker

World Voyager
September 23, 2024
World Traveller
June 14, 24, 2024

Cultural Experts
& Storytellers

Become immersed in captivating lectures and presentations led by extraordinary experts that range from a guide at the iconic British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum to a trailblazing Senior Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Delve into the mysteries of the Arctic with the former director of the Scott Polar Research Institute. Uncover the secrets of navigational astronomy with a former research astrophysicist and discover the enchanting world of gardening and plants with a Forensic Scientist. From inspirational presentations on art and architecture to fascinating talks on history and culture, our guest enrichment program will ignite your passion for the vibrant traditions of South America and the Caribbean, mesmerizing landscapes of Northern Europe, and delightful folklore of Iceland and Greenland villages. Get ready for an adventure that will broaden your horizons on every Cultural Expedition.

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Brian Liss

World Traveller
March 31, 2024
World Navigator
April 28, 2024
August 10, 2024

David Stansfield

World Voyager
April 5, 2024

Professor Andrew 
Hopkins, PhD

World Navigator
April 18, 2024

Michael "Mike" & 
Jane Kayat

World Voyager
April 24, 2024
May 2 & 9, 2024

Dr. Barbara Udell

World Voyager
May 9 & 16, 2024

John Hughes

World Navigator
May 16, 2024

Ernest "Ernie" Rea

World Navigator
May 24, 2024

Dr. Aaron Hunter PhD

World Navigator
June 1, 2024

William "Bill" Hewitt

World Navigator
June 9, 2024

Professor David Drewry

World Navigator
July 3, 2024

Professor Brian Williams

World Navigator
July 12, 2024

Andy Bunten

World Navigator
August 10, 2024

Dr. Barry Walsh

World Voyager
September 15, 2024

Bob Smolik

World Voyager
September 23, 2024

Dr. Sandy Primrose

World Voyager
September 23, 2024

Dr. Parvathi 
"Par" Kumaraswami

World Navigator
October 27, 2024

Professor Antoni Kapcia

World Navigator
October 27, 2024

Exclusively On
Cultural Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE enrichment programs and workshops on select expeditions
  • FREE authentic, local experiences and events on board on select expeditions
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7-AFT Grill
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • FREE use of water toys on select expeditions
  • Afar Recommends is a collection of shore excursions selected by Afar as exceptional experiences to connect with local culture.

To Book, Call your Preferred Travel Advisor
or our Voyage Specialists at 1.844.44.ATLAS (28527) 

Always Included

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • FREE open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • FREE stocked in-room minibar
  • FREE specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • FREE afternoon and high tea
  • FREE champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • FREE 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • FREE L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities
  • FREE use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • FREE reusable water bottle
  • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites

Exclusively on Polar Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE private charter jet service*
  • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
  • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
  • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
  • FREE polar plunge
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages parka and vest
  • FREE use of knee boots
  • FREE private group transfers between airport and yacht*
  • FREE 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay on all Antarctica expeditions
  • FREE 1-night post-cruise hotel stay on select Antarctica expeditions
*Available on Antarctica and select Arctic expeditions

Exclusively on Epicurean Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion includes culinary experience ashore, such as local market visits, specialty tastings and more
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE culinary presentations and wine tastings
  • FREE cooking demonstrations and cuisine tastings
  • FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select expeditions
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • FREE use of water toys on select expeditions

Exclusively on Cultural Expeditions

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE enrichment programs and workshops on select expeditions
  • FREE authentic, local experiences and on board events on select expeditions
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • FREE use of water toys on select expeditions

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