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Atlas Ocean Voyages Debuts New Cultural Expedition Programming for 2024

by Kimberly Inlander

Apr 12, 2024

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Atlas Ocean Voyages recently announced a collection of expert-led workshops and onboard lectures as part of its 2024 Cultural Expeditions season; these programs look to enhance travelers’ appreciation for captivating regions and cultures, and include onboard and onshore programming focused on drone and photo workshops, cooking culture, and destination experts.


“Atlas Ocean Voyages continues to redefine expedition cruising offering an adventure for every explorer aboard our new fleet of expedition yachts with under 200 guests,” said James A. Rodriguez, president and CEO, Atlas Ocean Voyages. “On Cultural Expeditions, we are excited to introduce a unique mix of immersive onboard and shoreside experiences where guests can gain insights from experts to further enrich their expedition.”


Here’s a closer look at some of what is on offer:


Atlas Focus Lab: Drone & Photo Workshops

During these workshops, guests enjoy photography activities led by destination and drone experts, learning more about light, angles, overhead perspectives and more. Experience the diverse photo experiences on World Navigator departures on April 18, April 28, May 24, July 3, July 12 and Aug. 10, sailing the Canaries, Iceland, Ireland and Norway.


Cooking Culture

Guest chefs, food historians and experts join to help travelers discover the essence of each locale through its culinary heritage with onboard demonstrations, presentations and tastings. Find these on World Navigator cruises departing April 8, April 28, July 12, Aug. 10 and Oct. 27; and World Voyager sailings April 24 and May 2.


Atlas Ocean Voyages Destinations Experts & Lectures

The onboard experts range from a guide at the British Museum to a senior fellow of the Geological Society of London and more, including:

  • Michael “Mike” and Jane Kayat, on World Voyager April 24, May 2 and May 9
  • Professor Andrew Hopkins, PhD, World Navigator, April 18 and 28
  • Aaron Hunter PhD, World Navigator, June 1
  • Andy Bunten, World Navigator, Aug. 10
  • Barbara Udell, World Voyager, May 16 and June 10
  • Barry Walsh, World Voyager, Sept. 15
  • Bob Smolik, World Voyager, Sept. 23
  • Professor Brian Williams, World Traveller, July 12
  • Professor David Drewry, World Traveller, July 3
  • Ernest “Ernie” Rea, World Navigator, May 24
  • John Hughes, World Navigator, May 16



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