CruiseBay ties up with Oceanwide & Poseidon Expeditions to offer cruises to the Polar Regions

CruiseBay, India’s first and only Cruises-only Holiday Company has tied up with two leading cruiseliners, Oceanwide Expeditions and Poseidon Expeditions.

Online PR News – 31-July-2014 – Pune, Maharashtra – CruiseBay, India’s first and only Cruises-only Holiday Company has tied up with two leading cruiseliners, Oceanwide Expeditions and Poseidon Expeditions who specialize in offering expedition cruises to the Polar Regions i.e. Antarctica and the Arctic Circle region.

Oceanwide Expeditions is a Dutch cruise company organizing unique, small-group expedition cruises for the last 26 years to the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The size, capacity and capability of their ice-strengthened vessels are tailor made to these cruises and as the number of guests on board are limited from 20 to 116 passengers. Their cruises make it possible for passengers to enjoy the scenery and nature above and underwater in unique areas which are almost only reachable by boat. On each expedition cruise, daily excursions in small groups are conducted where experienced tour leaders (most from a scientific background) explain the flora and fauna of the area, often illustrated by lectures on board the vessel.

Poseidon Expeditions is known as an operator of icebreaker expedition cruises to the North Pole and cruises to Antarctica. Founded in 1999, their first voyage to the North Pole was operated aboard the nuclear powered icebreaker Yamal, the only ship at that time that could provide safe and comfortable navigation to the "top of the world". Today, they are arguably one of the world leaders in polar expedition cruising to both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Their icebreaker vessels are specially constructed to negotiate the waters of this region. Their ships are small and luxurious and provide the perfect balance of luxury, comfort and maximum opportunities for outdoor activities.

According to Nikhil Thakurdas, Director of CruiseBay, “Discerning Indian travelers are constantly looking for new holiday experiences. Traveling to the polar regions on a cruise ship is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and combines the joy of discovering new destinations with stunning natural beauty and the thrill of an adventure experience. Our tie up with two of the world’s leading cruiseliners who specialize in the polar regions gives our clients more options to discover and experience Antarctica and the countries in the Arctic circle region like Greenland and Iceland’’. He further adds that ‘’clients now have almost a year round opportunity to undertake a polar expedition since the cruise season for Antarctica is from November to March and for the Arctic region, the season is from June to October’’.

With the addition of Oceanwide Expeditions and Poseidon Expeditions in its portfolio, CruiseBay now offers its clients a choice of over 1500 cruise itineraries from 34 cruiseliners. Some of the exciting cruise deals offered by the two polar cruise specialist companies for the 2014-15 season to Antarctica are:
Oceanwide Expeditions is offering a 10 days New Year cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula sailing on 29th December 2014. From US$ 8450 per person.

Oceanwide Expeditions is offering a 11 days cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, Devil & Vega Island, Half Moon Island and visit to Emperor Penguin Colony sailing on 25th November and 5th December 2014. From US$ 13250 per person.

Poseidon Expeditions is offering a 12 days cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina to the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica and cruising the Antarctica Peninsula. From US$ 9995 per person with a special offer for free upgrade to next cabin category on 7th December ’14 sailing.

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Mr Nikhil Thakurdas
Cruisebay
Cruisebay – Division of Odyssey Vacations Pvt. Ltd., 1/5 Gera Gardens, Koregaon Road
Pune Maharashtra, 411001

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