World Navigator
World Navigator / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Top Deck
World Navigator Top Deck / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom
World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom Living Room
World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom Living Room / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom Bathroom
World Navigator Deluxe Stateroom Bathroom / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Reception Area
World Navigator Reception Area / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Observation Lounge
World Navigator Observation Lounge / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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Dining on World Navigator
Dining on World Navigator / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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World Navigator Spa
World Navigator Spa / Atlas Ocean Voyages
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Atlas Ocean Voyages World Traveller
Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

Launching in summer 2022, World Traveller is the second polar-class ship in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet and a twin to 2021’s World Navigator. Carrying 196 passengers, she will expand the horizons for what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” The Fort Lauderdale-based company is a subsidiary of Portugal’s Mystic Invest Holding, which operates river cruise line DouroAzul and other brands, and is staffed by executives with decades of experience at cruise lines that include Oceania, Regent, Seabourn, Cunard, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Atlas is poised to rapidly expand with the addition of three more identical ships—World Seeker later in 2022 and World Adventurer and World Discoverer in 2023—offering all-inclusive-all-the-way itineraries. World Traveller’s inaugural season will take place in the Mediterranean visiting exciting destinations such as Cadiz, St. Tropez, Cinque Terre, Kotor and Venice.

What We Love

The Balconies and Picture Windows: Exclusively offering only balcony and suite accommodations, they come in seven categories, ranging from 183-square-foot Solo Suites with a large picture window and a mosaic-tiled spa shower to 465-square-foot one-bedroom Navigator Suites with a spa shower and bathtub plus a 106-square-foot veranda. A notable option are the 269-square-foot Horizon Staterooms, which feature a floor-to-ceiling glass wall with an upper panel that slides open to make the entire cabin a veranda. Atlas’s Porto-based parent company originally developed the concept for its DouroAzul river ships. 

The World-Spanning Itineraries: For her inaugural season, World Traveller’s cruises range from six-to-12-nights and focus on off-the-beaten path and bucket-list destinations, including Croatia, Ibiza, Valleta, Hvar and more.

Design That’s Not Fussy: Laid-back elegance is the brand’s design mantra and using a blend of classic and contemporary styles—a touch of Art Deco in muted greens, blues and neutrals in the staterooms and panoramic lounge—combined with a heated pool and whirlpools and restaurants featuring regionally-inspired gourmet cuisine, Atlas has created a soothing environment for its luxe-adventure brand.

Best Known For

A Focus on Sustainability: Like a growing number of cruise lines, Atlas has banned single-use plastics aboard its ships. But when World Traveller debuts in 2022, it will also do so with the benefit of the latest hybrid power management and propulsion system that consumes as little as one-fifth the fuel of conventional cruise ship systems. And with its alternate hydro-jet propulsion, it can quietly cruise up to five knots without disturbing sensitive marine wildlife. 

MAX SHORE Excursions: On select sailings, for example in the Black Sea and Holy Land, World Traveller passengers will have the option of enjoying complimentary multi-night, off-the-ship land immersions to destinations such as Kiev, Petra and a Bedouin camp.

Who It's Best For

Authenticity Seekers: Atlas describes its intended cruise clientele as “low-key connoisseurs in search of authentic cultural experiences and once-in-a-lifetime journeys.” And 423-foot-long World Traveller is built to deliver that with a 1B-Ice Class-certified hull and custom-designed Zodiac MilPro Mark V inflatable boats to ferry passengers ashore in even the remotest locales.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

All-Inclusive Luxe-Adventure Has a High Price Tag: Yes, it’s all included—roundtrip airfare, accommodations, food and premium beverages, gratuities, complimentary excursions in select ports, and more combining luxury onboard with adventure ashore at a great value – but it might be above some budgets. 2022’s published fares on World Traveller start at $5,039 per person for a six-night sailing from Lisbon to Tenerife and $9,839 per person for an 11-night Athens to Valleta voyage.

Donna Heiderstadt
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger