Aaron Saunders Contributor Cruise Critic
January 2, 2020
(12:37 p.m. EST) — Cruise newcomer Atlas Ocean Voyages has released itineraries for its first ship, World Navigator, which makes its debut July 17, 2021 in Europe.
The line, which brands itself as an all-inclusive “luxe adventure” experience, detailed an inaugural season of 10 different itineraries ranging in length from seven to 15 days and visiting a total of 66 unique ports of call throughout the Holy Land, Mediterranean and Black Sea.
“World Navigator, our all-inclusive, small ship for just under 200 guests, will deliver big adventures when she launches in 2021 — making Small as the New Big,” said Alberto Aliberti, president of Atlas Ocean Voyages.
World Navigator’s inaugural cruise departs on July 17, 2021 from Valletta, Malta to Athens (Piraeus), Greece, with ports of call including Zakynthos, Katakolon, Elafonisos, Chania, Sitia, Rhodes, and Mykonos, Greece, along with Noto (Syracuse), Italy and Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey.
Other itineraries include seven-night Mediterranean voyages sailing September 2021, and a 17-night transatlantic crossing departing Lisbon, Portugal on October 4, 2021 and concluding in Rio de Janerio.
Until March 31, 2020, Atlas is offering discounts and special fares for World Navigator’s inaugural season, including up to $1,000 off per person for anyone booking Journey, Discovery and Navigator Suites; $500 savings per passenger in all Explorer, Horizon and Veranda-category staterooms; and $200 per person for all Adventure-category staterooms. (Atlas released details of the cabins onboard World Navigator late last year.)
The line has also reduced deposits by 50 percent for all bookings and has added savings of five percent for cruisers who book two consecutive voyages.
Built and flagged in Portugal, World Navigator will offer 98 all-oceanview staterooms and suites, most of which will have a private veranda. Atlas Ocean Voyages plans to include all gratuities, beverages, and at least one complimentary shore excursion in its fares.