We love getting a first-hand look at what’s on the horizon in the cruise industry, and we are here to share it with you. Looking to up the ante, cruise lines are raising the bar in state-of-the-art technology, sustainability and more cabin space. From luxury to expedition, here are the latest ships making waves in cruising.

Quark Expeditions

Adventure lovers will be thrilled to discover that Quark, a leader in polar adventures and pioneering, recently announced the launch of their Arctic 2020 season, now available for traveler bookings.

Quark World Explorer

Aside from offering voyages to the most remote regions like the Russian Arctic, this luxury liner will be one of Quark’s fastest and finest ships. Embodying comfort and distinction, every cabin features either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for direct ocean views. With expansive public areas, guests have the luxury of retreating to the glass-domed Observation Lounge, library or lecture theatre. Fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of World Explorer’s outdoor running track and gym onboard, or utilize kayaks and stand-up paddle boards offshore.

Quark New Build

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Boasting an impressive 70-day operational range and an internal zodiac hangar, the New Build is defying the limits of polar expeditions. Unique features such as dual helicopters that can launch simultaneously lends way to heli-skiing, flightseeing, and accessibility to remote destinations. Guests will also find the onboard amenities first in class, thanks in part to the gourmet cuisine, spacious cabins and rejuvenating spa treatments.

 

Seabourn

Taking expedition travel to the next level, Seabourn’s two new ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ships are currently under construction. With technology capable of venturing into some of the most remote destinations in the world, these ships will push the boundaries of travel while maintaining the onboard luxury the brand is known for.

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In addition to  innovative design and state of the art technology, onboard submarines will give passengers the opportunity to explore the ocean like never before. Each ship will feature 132 luxurious suites all with ocean views and many with verandas. The company’s standards of ultra-luxurious travel resonate in the bespoke elements of spacious living, gastronomical dining options, complimentary premium spirits, and fine wines. Get ready to set sail with Seabourn’s experienced crew and unprecedented customer service, as you journey to more than 170 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the best-hidden gems en route.

Adventure enthusiasts can expect to see the first delivery in June 2021. The unveiling of the second ship is expected in May 2022.