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Aurora Expeditions jumps on mandatory vaccination bandwagon

If getting vaxxed is our ticket to travelling again, we at Travel Weekly gladly roll up our sleeves. Even if Bill Gates has popped a microchip in the doses (he hasn’t).

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Aurora Expeditions’ partnership with Virtuoso goes global

Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort is doing the happy dance after securing a global deal with the luxe travel network.

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Aurora Expeditions takes honest, transparent approach in latest Aussie sailing update

Full credit to the cruise line for providing clarity to customers, agents and staff now rather than pretending that the elephant isn’t in the room.

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Even more speakers announced for Travel DAZE 2021!

While Travel DAZE 2021 is only weeks away, that hasn’t stopped us from adding several more speakers to the line-up (which is bulging with talent, might we add)!

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More speakers revealed for Travel DAZE 2021!

Thought the already brilliant speaker line-up for Travel DAZE couldn’t get any better? Be proven wrong here with a few more fresh faces.

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Travel Agents

Virtuoso adds Aurora Expeditions as preferred partner

The luxe agency network has rolled out the welcome mat for the Aussie-owned expedition cruise company. Rumour has it they even brought out a packet of Arnott’s Assorted Creams.

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Aurora Expeditions dedicates new expedition ship to female conservationists

by Sponsored by Aurora Expeditions

The new ship, Sylvia Earle, will have each of its public decks named after a leading female conservationist. If that’s not a spectacular way to celebrate IWD, we don’t know what is.

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Aurora Expeditions to launch new Aussie voyages for domestic travellers

The Aussie-owned cruise company is getting ready for a new and unique domestic travel program, which will kick off in June.

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Seasoned cruise sales director joins Aurora Expeditions

Travel Weekly’s editor is already a big fan of Aurora Expeditions’ new recruit, such is his affection for white linen shirts.

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Aurora Expeditions reveals design of its second purpose-built expedition ship

Teal just happens to be our editor’s favourite colour, so there was a fair bit of fangirling from him when this news turned up in his inbox.

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Ponant’s Monique Ponfoort to lead Aurora Expeditions

A novelty-sized leaving card for Monique Ponfoort has started doing the rounds at Ponant HQ off the back of this announcement.

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Small-ship luxury expedition cruising set for “strong comeback”: Ponant APAC boss

by Huntley Mitchell

We caught up with Ponant’s Monique Ponfoort (while maintaining a 1.5m gap, of course) to find out how the cruise line is coping amid all this corona-craziness and how she expects the sector to bounce back.

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