Un-Cruise Adventure Adds Eighth Vessel to Fleet

March 8, 2013
(4 p.m. EST) -- Each week we catch wind of so much cruise news, we don't always know what to do with it all, but a few standouts sometimes catch our attention. Here are some interesting cruise tidbits we think you might like to know about.

Un-Cruise Adventures is adding another yacht to its fleet beginning in November 2013, the company announced this week.

The 64-passenger Safari Voyager will sail year-round in Mexico's Sea of Cortes until winter 2015, when it will begin sailing year-round in Central America. Formerly called M/V Sea Voyager, the yacht is being renovated in Colombia.

"The Safari Voyager fits in perfectly with our upscale adventure fleet," Dan Blanchard, Un-Cruise Adventures' principal and CEO, said in a news release. "The vessel is outfitted for warm weather sailing and will be ideal for tropical adventures in Central America."

Safari Voyager will have 33 oceanview cabins -- including four suites -- and two single cabins. It will also have a library, lounge, dining room, alfresco public space with fitness equipment, massage room and swim step platform at the stern.

MSC CEO to Answer Questions from Cruise Critic Members

MSC Cruises chief executive officer Pierfranceso Vago will visit the message boards March 18 to answer questions from Cruise Critic readers. Visit our forums to ask your questions.

Lindblad Buys Orion Expedition Cruises

Lindblad Expeditions announced this week it has purchased Australia's Orion Expedition Cruises.

"We are extremely excited about the opportunity to offer global expedition cruising to Australians, and we intend to bring the full weight of our experiences and that of National Geographic to the Orion organization and the ship," Lindblad president Sven Lindblad said in a news release.

Lindblad, which partners with the National Geographic Society, will add Orion's only ship, 106-passenger Orion, to the fleet in March 2014, when it will be renamed National Geographic Orion.

--by Colleen McDaniel, Managing Editor