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.