Atlas Ocean Voyages Adds Penguin Program to Antarctica Expeditions

Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced a new partnership with the Global Penguin Society, and is extending its partnership with ORCA.

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Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced a new collaboration with the Global Penguin Society, an internationally-recognized organization dedicated to the conservation of penguins and the coasts and oceans that inhabit.

Available on select Antarctica expeditions beginning with World Navigator‘s November 22, 2024 expedition, guests will gain insight into penguin rookeries and the Global Penguin Society’s research through onboard lectures and guided shore landings.

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(Photo courtesy of Atlas Ocean Voyages)

“During each Antarctica expedition, the continent’s resident penguin population is the star of the show, and our guests always delight in observing penguin behavior and activities in their natural habitat,” shares James Rodriguez, president and CEO of Atlas Ocean Voyages. “This partnership will deliver added expert knowledge from the conservationists of the Global Penguin Society, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard to educate all of us.”

The Global Penguin Society’s mission is to protect all 18 species and their ecosystems in the Southern Hemisphere by generating sound science, protecting habitats, and providing education. On World Navigator, passengers will enjoy conversation talks with fellow explorers through the Global Penguin Society’s research. This research includes how they collect biological and ecological data to monitor populations, track migration patterns, and assess any threats to conservation efforts as the organization fulfills its mission.

The Global Penguin Society is a Conservation Partner for the Wildlife Conservation Network. As a partner, the Global Penguin Society benefits from the Wildlife Conservation Network’s expertise, resources, and global reach, enhancing its ability to conduct vital research, protect critical habitats, and engage in effective conservation efforts.

Atlas Ocean Voyages is also extending its ongoing partnership with ORCA, a pioneering and marine conservation charity dedicated to studying and protecting whales, dolphins, and porpoises, along with their ocean habitats globally. ORCA’s mission is to engage individuals passionate about whale and dolphin conservation, encouraging them to actively contribute to preserving these beautiful creatures.

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World Navigator in Antarctica (Photo courtesy of Atlas Ocean Cruises)

On board World Voyager‘s 2024 Arctic expeditions, ocean conservationists will focus on raising awareness, collecting scientific data, and contributing to safeguarding whales and dolphins. the initiative aims to involve Atlas Ocean Voyages guests in citizen science projects, allowing them to play an integral role in conservation efforts. Passengers will participate in hands-on workshops and utilize ORCA’s Oceanwaters app. By recording environmental and sighting information, they’ll contribute valuable data to understand the behavior and movements on these marine mammals.


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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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