As a short-term solution to the ongoing global economic recession, cruise lines have been able to increase profits and bookings by offering luxury travel packages. The first ever expedition ship for this industry is now christened in Boston.

The major cruise line Royal Caribbean has christened its first luxury expedition ship, Voyager of the Seas. The company said it will be able to carry as many as 4,000 passengers and 2,000 crew members on voyages up to 68 days in length.The new ship is the first of its kind to be designed and built in China, marking a milestone in Chinese cruise industry’s growth. The vessel will embark on its maiden voyage from Boston with two weeks-long itineraries around Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.,The “cruise line news” is a cruise company that has just christened its first luxury expedition ship in Boston. The ship will be able to carry up to 1,250 passengers and features a spa, two swimming pools, and a variety of dining options.

World Travel Vantage Deluxe On Monday, Boston will celebrate the christening of its first ocean-going small ship, Ocean Explorer.

The ship’s godmothers, Patricia Lewis, Mr. Lewis’s wife, and VP of Worldwide Operations Deirdre Dirkman, conducted the ceremony with Vantage Founder & Chairman Henry R. Lewis and local dignitaries.

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Ocean Explorer godmothers Deirdre Dirkman and Patricia Lewis Christen (Photo courtesy of Vantage Deluxe World Travel)

Ocean Explorer will sail around the globe on 15 different routes, including trips to Europe, transatlantic crossings, Central and South America, and Antarctica.

“At Vantage Deluxe World Travel, our mission is to give the utmost in small-ship luxury experience,” stated Henry R. Lewis, Founder & Owner. “Ocean Explorer will provide a really unique experience for passengers who wish to immerse themselves in the culture of distant locations and truly experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip while enjoying the great service and comforts of an intimate small ship environment,” says the company.

The Ocean Explorer, a five-star ship that blends luxury travel with adventure cruise, can accommodate up to 162 passengers in 77 rooms and 15 single cabins. There are a variety of stateroom and suite choices, including walk-out balconies and triple cabins for families or groups.

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The vessel is equipped with the most up-to-date satellite and navigation technology, including ULSTEIN X-BOW technology for smoother sailing, as well as cutting-edge safety features, is Polar Code 6 compliant, and meets the most recent SOLAS requirements for expedition cruising in Antarctica and the Arctic.

Reduced emissions and decreased energy usage are among the ship’s environmentally friendly criteria.

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Explorer of the Seas (Photo courtesy of JAXPORT)

A hot rock-cooking restaurant, a raised infinity pool, two hot tubs, selected lectures, programs, and cultural events, a fitness facility, a sauna, an Expedition Team for trips, a medical doctor, free internet, and beer and wine with lunch and supper are among the onboard facilities.

Small-group wildlife watching, as well as kayaking and paddleboarding, are examples of off-ship activities.

Ocean Explorer stopped in Jacksonville, Florida earlier this month as part of a one-time itinerary out of the Bahamas. Since the residential ship The World arrived there in 2017, it was JAXPORT’s first cruise ship port of call.

Ocean Odyssey, Ocean Explorer’s sister ship, will debut next year.

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