World Navigator
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World Navigator Top Deck
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World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom
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World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom Living Room
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World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom Bathroom
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World Navigator Reception Area
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World Navigator Top Deck
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Dining on World Navigator
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World Navigator Observation Lounge
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Atlas Ocean Voyages

Our Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

With its roll-out of three newly constructed expedition-style luxury ships since 2021, Atlas Ocean Voyages has endeavored to put the world at your feet — and under them, literally, as its vessels are named World Navigator (2021), World Traveller (2022), and World Voyager (2023). A fourth ship, World Seeker, is scheduled to debut in 2025. 

Each Explorer Class ship accommodates 196 guests and offers a luxe-adventure setting from which to explore, as Atlas teases, “destinations less traveled.” The Fort Lauderdale-based company is a subsidiary of Portugal-based Mystic Invest Holding, and its goal was to “build the cleanest, safest and quietest expedition ships” with a luxury, yacht-like ambiance and modern-classic decor. The ships are all Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified. 

What We Love

The Global Itineraries: Atlas voyages offer something for everyone. Its Polar Expeditions offer visit to Antarctica, the Arctic, the Norwegian Fjords, and Iceland & Greenland, while its Epicurean Expeditions and Cultural Expeditions allow guests to enjoy the gastronomy and culture of the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America, Greek Isles, British Isles, and Northern Europe.

Staterooms & Suites with a View: All 98 accommodations in eight categories feature a mosaic-tiled spa shower and an ocean view — and nearly 90 percent have a balcony. They range from 183-square-foot Adventure Staterooms with a large picture window to 465-square-foot one-bedroom Navigator Suites with a spa shower and bathtub as well as a 106-square-foot veranda. Also notable: The 270-square-foot Horizon Staterooms, which have a floor-to-ceiling glass wall with an upper panel that slides open to make the entire cabin a veranda, a concept Atlas’s Porto-based parent company developed for its DouroAzul river ships. 

The Simple Elegance: A blend of classic and contemporary styles — a touch of Art Deco in soothing muted greens, blues, and neutrals in the staterooms — plus a panoramic lounge, restaurants with Michelin-star-inspired cuisine, and a heated pool and whirlpools are the elements Atlas has designed to reflect its luxe-adventure brand.

Best Known For

Environmental Technology: All Atlas ships enjoy the benefit of the latest hybrid power management and propulsion system to maximize fuel efficiency and consume as little as one-fifth the fuel of conventional cruise ship systems. With this alternate hydro-jet propulsion, the ships can quietly cruise up to five knots without disturbing marine wildlife. Atlas has also banned single-use plastics aboard its ships.

Luxury Inclusions: Guests on board Atlas Ocean Voyages’ ships enjoy a wide range of amenities included in their cruise fare: all dining venues, an open bar with unlimited beverages, stocked in-room minibar, 24-hour room service, butler service, a reusable water bottle, 1 gigabyte of date for Starlink Wi-Fi, and pre-paid gratuities. There are additional dining experiences, wine tastings, and cultural immersion on Epicurean and Cultural Itineraries, while guests on Antarctic and select Arctic sailings also receive private charter jet service, group transfers, an Atlas Ocean Voyages parka and vest, and guided Zodiac landings. 

Who It's Best For

Bucket-List Travelers:  Each 423-foot-long ship features 18 custom-designed Zodiac MilPro Mark V inflatable boats to ferry passengers ashore in even the remotest locales. Atlas describes its intended cruise clientele as “low-key connoisseurs in search of authentic cultural experiences and once-in-a-lifetime journeys.”

Foodies: Epicurean Itineraries offered in the Mediterranean focus on the region’s food and wine, with culinary demonstrations and tastings on board and excursions to farmer’s markets and restaurants to explore regional cuisine.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

The All-Inclusive Prices Aren’t Cheap: Yes, it’s mostly all included — accommodations, food and premium beverages, Wi-Fi, gratuities, and complimentary excursions in select ports — but Expedition Itineraries to Antarctica and the Arctic start at around $12,000 to $15,000 per person. Epicurean and Cultural itineraries start at around $5,000 to $6,000 per person.

ShermansTravel Editorial Staff
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger