"Atlas is a great expedition line in EVERY respect. Our staff of expedition subject matter experts was superior. And the hotel aspects were beyond expectations."
"We are home! What a fabulous trip it was. All went well with no hiccups at all. Atlas proved to be a superb company and I am so glad that we went with them on this trip. Their dedication to sustainability is applaudable … of course the food and service were excellent."
“All sectors of the crew were skilled, attentive, and friendly in every encounter. The cuisine was marvelous in both informal and formal settings, treats to the eye as well as the palate. The expedition team, from varied countries and backgrounds, gave excellent lectures and kept everyone safe on the water and land.”
“My expedition to the Arctic was my first with Atlas and they did not disappoint. I am a seasoned traveler with high expectations and Atlas delivered. The onboard experience is exceptional with first-class service.”
“I must tell you that Nuno, the hotel manager, as well as every other crew member (Wayan, Claudia, Warren, Christian and many others) have completely bowled us all over with the level of service, kindness, and commitment to providing an exception brand and product. Bravo!”
“We recently returned from 3 back-to-back Epicurean cruises in the Mediterranean aboard the World Navigator and loved every minute of travel. We are serious travelers, most often choosing a trip for the destination, but as it turned out this time and unbeknownst to us when booking, the ship and its outstanding crew would wind up surpassing even their spectacular itineraries. Hats off to the Human Resource Department for assembling such a kind and professional staff, by far the best that we have ever sailed with. Won’t say that every single thing was perfect, but then again what is! We are now home, and three weeks later, we are still talking about the trip and the fine Atlas people on board.
Can’t wait to sail on a beautiful Atlas ship again and look forward to another great crew experience!”
I had a lovely experience on World Navigator between Málaga and Barcelona. Below are a few of my thoughts about my time spent on the World Navigator, which was beyond my expectations.
The ship is elegant, understated and very comfortable with ample meeting areas to gather and celebrate, or simply sit and reflect. The staterooms are very spacious with more than enough closet, drawer and shelf space for two women with a lot of clothes! The bathrooms are amazing, and, even the linens, towels and robes are exquisite. The Porto dining room is lovely and, although the ship was full, never felt crowded.
What made this cruise outstanding, however..., was the crew! They each went above and beyond to ensure that each passenger felt like a welcome guest and that all their needs were anticipated and met. Each department head and their staff must have been selected from the best of the best cruise lines. Nuno, the hotel manager, Helder, the maître d’ and Bob, the cruise director, all had an omnipresence on board and were always available to answer questions and engage the guests. Specifically, at the “White Night” in Ibiza, after a beautifully prepared and delicious dinner, Helder, Nuno and their teams began dancing with the entertainment AND, sought out and invited guests to join them as they salsaed and sambaed around the pool deck. It was an evening beyond compare due to Helder and Nuno. What was a fun evening became a fantastic evening and memory. Likewise, the cultural immersion event, which was fabulous, became all the more so because we were involved in the preparation of the paella. Jonathan Phang was another unexpected joy who engaged and encouraged guest participation, acting as chef, photographer and entertainer — always with a smile!
The front-line teams were wonderful, as well. Andres and Claudia from Paula’s Pantry greeted me with a sunny “good morning” and chatted as they prepared the coffee. The dining room staff were always cheerful, smiling and happy to assist. Katharine, Wong, Erick, Edison, and Ruban all exceeded the service standards and friendliness of the best cruise lines.
My stateroom was always impeccably cleaned, replenished and cared for by Abdos. It was a joy to step into the corridor and hear his cheerful greeting. On my last evening on board, eight of us gathered at deck five aft to sample wine purchased at a vineyard outside of Valencia and salami bought in Mahón de Menorca. Katharine and Helder cooled the Chardonnay and Cava, set up enough glasses for us all to sample each wine and prepared a charcuterie board with a lovely selection of cheese and breads to accompany the salami, which Helder had sliced for us. It was a beautiful way to conclude my time on board and to toast with friends.
Additionally, I was extremely impressed with the responsiveness of the crew. On the mid-cruise questionnaire, I asked if grapefruit could be served with breakfast. A day later, there was a platter of sliced grapefruit at the breakfast buffet — THANK YOU!
Having started my career as a flight attendant with Pan Am, then American, during the last of the golden years of flying, I am acutely aware of how the service provided to the passengers influences the loyalty of a passenger. The mission statement printed on a large mirror at the entrance/exit to the American crew lounge read, “Make every passenger a repeat passenger.” The crew of the World Navigator certainly accomplished that as I am contemplating which itineraries will make up my next cruise with Atlas! I was thrilled to learn that there will soon be a loyalty program at Atlas.
Thank you for a wonderful cruise and many unforgettable memories.
“My group just got back over the weekend, and everyone raved about Atlas, the staff and service, the excursions. Everything. They all said 100% they would sail with them again.”
“I’m not a cruiser, but I knew I needed to take a cruise to get to Antarctica. I loved that it was a smaller ship so it could navigate shallower bays (and icebergs). The food was fantastic and was only surpassed by the incredible service by everyone on board.”
“It was a spectacular experience. The staff was phenomenal and fun too. The cabins and ship are beautiful.”
“I was especially impressed with the quality of the program staff on board – superior to all previous cruise experiences. Communication between ship and passengers was excellent, so that we always knew what was happening and what to expect.”
“Thank you for the exceptional experience we enjoyed on board World Navigator! Our stateroom, the ship’s personnel, fine dining, entertainment, Zodiac excursions/landings and expedition staff exceeded every expectation. Every aspect of this adventure was absolutely perfect. Against Antarctica’s backdrop, it was phenomenal!”
“For years, I have been looking for a cruise to Antarctica that combines adequate time off the ship experiencing the spectacular scenery and wildlife with all the comforts of a luxury cruise that my wife would appreciate. The Atlas Ocean Voyages World Traveller expedition cruise that we have just completed fit the bill perfectly. The ship was the ideal size with well under 200 passengers.”
“I recently traveled to Antarctica on World Navigator, and in summary it was a spectacular trip, crew and ship. The food on board and the included wine/alcohol was amazing. I was met by crew members greeting me by name as I walked through the ship. It was such an intimate experience. My room and accommodations were amazing and my butler was always attentive and met every request.”
“WOW. What a fantastic cruise experience. ANTARCTICA! WOW. The ship was beautiful, functional, and extremely comfortable. Love the small expedition trip adventure.”
“It was absolutely delightful, and I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone who would be interested in this part of the world! The ship was most comfortable in all respects, and all of the crew members were exceptional! We look forward to planning another cruise with Atlas!”