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Pew: Urgency Grows for Network of Protected Areas Off Antarctica

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WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts called today on the 25 member governments of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to continue their efforts to establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

Jonathon D. Fischer Foundation To Donate $700,000 CAD To Various Charities

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Toronto native Jonathon Fischer, will be one of the first Canadian's to compete in the grueling World Marathon Challenge which commences Monday, January 23rd in Antarctica. JDFF will donate $100,000 CAD per marathon to charities ($700,000 CAD in total), competitors in the World Marathon Challenge must complete 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. Aside from Antarctica, this year's destinations include Punta Arenas, Miami, Madrid, Marrakech, Dubai, and Sydney. Competitors will run 183 miles, spend 59 hours in the air and fly approximately 24,000 miles.

Cruising Out Of Florida This Winter?  Don't Miss A World Of Culture In The Palm Beaches

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LAKE WORTH, Fla., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International cruise travelers who plan to embark from Florida to the Americas, Caribbean, Panama Canal and Antarctica this winter are being encouraged to stay an extra night or two to experience a hidden world of art and culture in The Palm Beaches.

Explore The Wonders At The Bottom Of The World: Seabourn Launches New Excursions To The South Pole

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SEATTLE, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is launching new pre-cruise experiences taking guests to the South Pole on select Antarctica & Patagonia itineraries during the 2016-2017 season. Guests bound for the Great White Continent aboard Seabourn Quest can extend their adventure with two new travel packages that also travel to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including: Polar Quest & Patagonia and Polar Quest, Tierra del Fuego & Iguazu Falls.

THIRTEEN's Nature Charts the Journey of a Tiny Emperor Penguin from Birth to Independence on "Snow Chick," narrated by Kate Winslet

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NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During two months of blizzards and frigid temperatures dipping to -80 degrees, each male Emperor penguin who breeds in Antarctica must nurture and protect a single egg that harbors his offspring. But once the eggs hatch by midwinter, these dads are ready to move on to their next stage of parenting. Snow Chick imagines the story of the youngest and last chick of the colony to emerge from his shell and the challenges he encounters growing up in the world's most extreme nursery.

Motivational Speaker and Cancer Survivor Matt Jones Completes Seventh Marathon on Seventh Continent

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote inspirational speaker, three-time cancer conqueror Matt Jones, survivor of a bone marrow transplant, who had to relearn how to walk, completes his sixth and seventh marathon on his sixth and seventh continent in one week. Matt completed the White Continent Marathon in Antarctica on January 26, 2016. Three days later he completed his seventh marathon on his seventh continent in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Brand New Calls In Chile, Peru And Guatemala Set For Crystal 2017 World Cruise

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most awarded luxury cruise line continues to explore the world in new ways, calling in new locales, even for its 22(nd) annual World Cruise in 2017. Four new ports, to be precise, are part of Crystal Serenity's "Southern Celebracion" voyage (which sails in full, 94 days round-trip from Miami on January 10). The marathon journey travels an intensive route through some of the most historically and culturally rich cities and ports in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, the Caribbean and even Antarctica, offering travelers an ideal opportunity to explore the storied region thoroughly, calling the luxurious award-winning Crystal ship "home base" along the way.

Three Time Cancer Conqueror and Survivor of Bone Marrow Transplant Who Relearned How to Walk Finishes Seventh Marathon on Seventh Continent

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PUNTA ARENAS, Chile, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote inspirational speaker, three-time cancer conqueror and bone marrow survivor, Matt Jones, who had to relearn how to walk, completes his sixth and seventh marathon on his sixth and seventh continent. On January 26(th) Matt completed the White Continent Marathon in Antarctica and three days later completed a marathon in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Lindblad Expeditions Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of First Citizen-Explorer Voyage To Antarctica

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NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1966, Lars-Eric Lindblad made history when he took 57 intrepid travelers on the first ever 'citizen explorers' cruise to Antarctica, previously the exclusive province of professional explorers and scientists. January 23rd marks the exact day that these pioneering travelers stepped off the ship and into history at Smith & Melchior Islands on the Antarctic Peninsula. It was certainly an imaginative leap in the tourism industry of his day, and for its time, almost as daring as a lunar launch today.

Cuba is the Top "Luxury Travel" Up-and-Coming Destination in Travel Leaders Group's New Survey

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PLYMOUTH, Minn., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Travel Leaders Group released its top luxury travel trends for 2016 including the top up-and-coming destinations led by Cuba; the list also includes the United Arab Emirates, African Safaris, Iceland and Antarctica. In addition, more than 86% of those surveyed state that luxury travel bookings are higher than or on par with 2015, and the top international luxury travel destinations outside of North America are European river cruises, Italy, Mediterranean cruises, Australia, and England. Conducted November 17-December 8, 2015, these luxury travel trends are based on responses from 964 Travel Leaders Group's luxury travel agent experts.

Scenic Announces World's First Discovery Yacht - Offering A Level Of Ultra-Luxury Not Seen On Other Yachts

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BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scenic has announced the launch of the world's First Discovery Yacht, the Scenic Eclipse. Three years in planning, Scenic's recently-established Ocean Cruising Line heralds a new direction for the award-winning luxury travel operator, currently celebrating its 30(th) anniversary. The Scenic Eclipse (scenicusa.com/eclipse & Scenic.ca/eclipse) will embark on her maiden voyage on August 31, 2018, sailing from Istanbul to Venice, followed by discovery voyages to The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords. A video is available at www.youtube.com/c/Scenicusa.

Oceanwide Expeditions Announces New Departures to the Ross Sea in Antarctica

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VLISSINGEN, the Netherlands, January 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Antarctic anticyclone sending two NASA scientific balloons flying in circles

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While winter is upon us here, it's nearing summertime in Antarctica, which for NASA's Scientific Balloon Program means one thing: anticyclone!

Un nouveau brise-glace de soutien qui opérera en Antarctique sera équipé d'un appareil propulsif Wärtsilä

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Wärtsilä Corporation, Communiqué de presse, 23 novembre 2015

Pew: Nations Miss Historic Opportunity to Protect Antarctic Waters

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HOBART, Australia, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive meeting, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)--which consists of 24 member countries and the European Union--was unable to reach a consensus to create protected areas in the Ross Sea and the waters off East Antarctica. However, China did endorse a proposal for a Ross Sea marine reserve that would be 20 percent larger than one proposed at the beginning of the meeting.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel Among Magellan's Best Of 2015

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BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantage Deluxe World Travel is once again the recipient of Travel Weekly's Silver Magellan Award in the River Cruising category. Vantage is a world acclaimed tour operator known for providing the best values in deluxe travel across the globe. The company owns and operates its own fleet of choice river ships, and also offers top-line escorted land tours and small ship cruises in Europe, South America, Antarctica, and beyond.

Antarctica Advisors Awarded "Deal of the Month" by Finance Monthly Magazine for its role as U.S. Investment Banking Advisor to Oceana Group in the Acquisition of Daybrook Fisheries

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MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Antarctica Advisors LLC, a leading Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, received the Deal of the Month Award from the prestigious Finance Monthly Magazine. Antarctica Advisors' specialized Seafood Team acted as U.S. investment banking advisor to South Africa's Oceana Group Ltd. in the acquisition of US-based Daybrook Fisheries Inc., originating the transaction and arranging the U.S. acquisition financing package

Rebecca Stephens MBE and Michael Palin CBE to Celebrate Shackleton Centenary with Silversea

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MONACO, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Silversea Expeditions, the ultra-luxury cruise line, will be operating a series of unique voyages to Antarctica in 2015 and 2016 to mark the centenary of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition. World-renowned explorers Rebecca Stephens MBE and Michael Palin CBE will be supporting this historic event with Silversea Expeditions and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Antarctica, South America & Caribbean Treasures Highlighted On Crystal's 2017 World Cruise Segments

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For luxury travelers seeking truly captivating and immersive global experiences, Crystal Cruises' 2017 World Cruise offers one of the line's most comprehensive itineraries to date featuring six abbreviated segments available to sail. The segments, ranging from 10-23 days and each featuring at least one overnight stay, will offer concentrated routes that highlight the distinct culture and natural and historical wonders that enrich each of the countries visited. Focused on the metropolitan cities, quaint villages, less-visited islands and up-and-coming destinations of South America and the Caribbean - plus the first World Cruise visit to Antarctica in 10 years - the 94-day journey sails round-trip from Miami aboard Crystal Serenity, embarking on January 10, 2017.

Antarctica Asset Management (UK) LLP as AIFM of New Luxembourg Based SICAV AIF

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LONDON, August 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --