Atlas Ashore

Explore at Will

Atlas Ocean Voyages takes great care to ensure you explore as far and wide as you wish, be it before, during or after your expedition. During your journey, guided outings ashore let you delve deep into the history, culture and natural wonders of each destination.

Free Cultural Immersion
On Every Voyage

Learn to make traditional Ligurian pesto in the beautiful seaside village of Porto Venere. Listen to classical music amid the ancient ruins of Ephesus in the evening, long after all visitors have gone. Explore the UNESCO-listed Tierra del Fuego before embarking on an Antarctica expedition. Immerse yourself into history, nature and culture with a FREE excursion that may include sampling regional specialties, tasting regional wines, escorted local market visits, guided tours of local traditions and more.

Epicurean Expedition
Excursions

Whether your Epicurean Expedition finds you in the Mediterranean, British Isles or Northern Europe, experience all of the region’s culinary delights, marquee sights, hidden treasures and cultural traditions with our immersive shoreside excursions. Tour Barcelona’s famed La Boqueria market with a chef to find ingredients for your private cooking class. Go truffle hunting in the Tuscan countryside or create your own personal fragrance with the guidance of a master perfumer in Cannes. Some destinations, like the colorful villages climbing the Amalfi Coast cliffs, are best experienced from the sea. So head to the yacht’s marina to board a FREE kayak or paddle board and set off in search of the most scenic stretch of coastline.

Polar Expedition
Excursions

On expeditions in Antarctica, the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords, Iceland and Greenland, your captain quietly navigates to the ideal position for wildlife viewing, where you can set off on a Zodiac, kayak or paddle board – escorted by expert field guides – in search of breaching whales or sunbathing seals. The most epic moment may come when you set foot on a massive glacier and follow your guide to a local penguin colony or spot a polar bear diving from an ice floe. Take the polar plunge into Arctic and Antarctic waters from the yacht’s marina. Call on more modern destinations, like the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík, Norway’s Lofoten Islands, and Nuuk, the largest city in Greenland. Immersive excursions to national museums, local markets, natural spas and more reveal how human culture carves out an existence amidst the majestic fjords and glaciers.

Extend Your
Expedition

Should you wish to spend more time in the fascinating cities where your voyage begins or concludes, Atlas Ocean Voyages can assist with hotels – including a FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay for all Antarctica expeditions. We also offer pre- and post-expedition multi-day Land Programs to iconic sights that lie inland from the port. To ensure a seamless travel experience from the moment you leave your home until the time you return, we also offer assistance with air travel, and transfers between the airport, the yacht and hotels.

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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