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Meet the Experts: Conrad Combrink, Director of Expedition Cruises at Silversea

Conrad Combrink

When Silversea made the surprise announcement in 2007 that they had purchased World Discover II to diversify into adventure cruising, there was a degree of bafflement as to how this supreme luxury cruise line would deliver not only the high level that comes as standard onboard every Silversea vessel, but also fulfil the other essential …exciting and adventurous itineraries.

Silver Explorer’s 2014 Itineraries Now on Sale

Silver Explorer

Silversea have just announced their 2014 Silver Explorer programme, which is now on sale.

Compagnie du Ponants new ships, Boreal, Austral & Soleal..The most stylish adventure ships in the World?

ponant side by side

French company Compagnie du Ponant is shortly due to finish an exciting period in its development with the introduction next year Le Soleal which will join Le Boréal (the North Wind) and L’Austral (the South Wind).

The Sea of Cortez...A Hidden Gem of a Destination


Described by Jacques Cousteau as “the aquarium of the world”, the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, separates mainland Mexico from the Baja California Peninsula.

Meet the Experts: Orion Expedition Cruises Expedition leader Mick Fogg

Orion - Nat Read Blog - King George Falls

Life doesn’t get much better for a marine biologist than on board an expedition cruise ship, sailing to some of the world’s most farflung and unspoilt destinations.

Arctic Adventures in 2013 with Compagnie du Ponant

CIP Arctic 2013 Brochure

We are delighted to be able to bring you Compagnie du Ponant’s full 2013 Arctic programme… online! Simply follow the link below to view their full 2013 ‘Arctic Collection’ brochure; including information on the new Ponant ship, Le Soleal, and for details of the marvell

Lonesome No More…


Lonesome George, a giant tortoise believed to be the last of its subspecies, has sadly passed away, according to staff at the Galápagos National Park in Ecuador.

Silversea Expeditions Eyes the Galapagos Islands


It has been announced today that Silversea has set its sights on the dancing blue-footed boobies

Orion Expedition 2013 Itineraries Now on Sale

Orion PNG

Itineraries and fares have now been released for

'Lost' Segment of Great Wall of China Discovered?

Great Wall of China

According to National Geographic researchers (with the aid of Google Earth) believe that a forgotten section of the Great Wall of China has been discovered deep in the Gobi Desert - and interestingly, outside of China's current borders.

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