Atlas Ocean Voyages, involved in yacht expedition cruising, has recruited cruise veteran, Bernard Carter as a dedicated consultant to the sales team.
Employed in the industry for over 30 years, Carter (pictured) will advise the team specifically on the UK and European markets, leveraging his decades of experience and relationships across the continent.
“Bernard Carter is a welcomed asset to the Atlas Ocean Voyage’s sales team, as we continue to grow and expand our fleet and deployment footprint,” said James Rodriguez, Atlas Ocean Voyages President and CEO.
“Building and sourcing guests from new markets is an important piece of our expansion plan and we welcome Bernard’s support in our international sales initiative.”
In the past, he has led sales campaigns for a number of well-known Brands, including Silversea Cruises, The World of ResidenSea and Oceania Cruises, where he established the brand as a market leader across the UK and Europe.
“The Atlas Ocean Voyages team has developed the brand around two of my greatest passions – exquisite cuisine and exploration,” Carter said. “I look forward to supporting sales efforts in the UK and Europe and introducing our unique expedition yachting experience to this market.”
Atlas Ocean Voyages has also conducted the naming ceremony for the recently delivered ‘World Voyager’ in Ushuaia, Argentina.
The 198-guest expedition yacht is the third vessel in the fleet, and is the sistership of ‘World Traveller’ and ‘World Navigator’. She will begin her inaugural deployment for the 2023/24 Antarctica season.
“Today marks another important milestone for Atlas Ocean Voyages as our fleet grows to a trio, delivering year-round Polar, epicurean and cultural expedition experiences across the globe,” said Rodriguez.
The Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified vessel is fitted with two Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric engines and incorporates 3D forward-looking sonar (FLS) technology to detect underwater hazards, obstacles, and shallows.
This system enables the ship to navigate ice fields, harbours, and rivers for convenient access to city centres, exclusive yacht harbours, and rarely visited destinations, their company claimed.