Luxe-adventure cruise brand Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced plans to expand its fleet with four additional ships.

The first ship, World Navigator, is expected to be introduced in the middle of 2021.

The operator has already opened bookings for the World Navigator’s first season.

Customers can choose from ten itineraries that range between seven and 15 nights throughout the Holy Land and Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The expansion of the fleet is expected to help the company to offer more itineraries and meet the rising demand for the brand’s luxe-adventure cruises.

Atlas Ocean Voyages president Alberto Aliberti said: “We are happy to expand our fleet to five luxe-adventure cruise ships to sail under the Atlas Ocean Voyages brand.

“Luxe-adventure is all-inclusive, small-ship journeys with luxurious amenities, delivering limitless adventures, and we look forward to welcoming guests aboard our ships for unexpected discoveries, foodie immersion and unique adrenaline rushes.

“The immediate and positive response from the travel adviser community and early sales of World Navigator’s inaugural 2021 season has played an important part in our decision to increase our capacity.”

Currently, the cruise ship World Navigator is under construction. The second and third ships, World Traveller and World Seeker, are expected to be introduced in 2022, while World Adventurer and World Discoverer will be launched in 2023.

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ luxe-adventure experiences offer 98 luxe suites and staterooms that have an ocean view and most also include a private veranda.

Customers are offered luxe accommodations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, standard Wi-Fi, meals and snacks and excursions on the shore in some ports on every itinerary.