Atlas Ocean Voyages has named British physiotherapist and British Army Captain Harpreet “Preet” Kaur Chandi MBE will serve as the godmother for the cruise line’s newest luxury yacht, World Voyager, debuting this autumn in Antarctica.
Preet Chandi gained international recognition in 2022 when she completed a remarkable solo expedition across Antarctica to the South Pole. In January 2023, she further solidified her place in polar exploration history by recording the longest-ever solo and unsupported one-way polar ski expedition. Her outstanding achievements were acknowledged when she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 Birthday Honours.
The christening ceremony for World Voyager will take place in Ushuaia, Argentina, on 8 November 2023. Atlas Ocean Voyages President and CEO James A. Rodriguez will preside over the shipboard ceremony, followed by World Voyager’s maiden voyage, a nine-day Antarctic Discovery expedition.
Rodriguez expressed his excitement, saying, “We are honoured to have Preet Chandi as the godmother of World Voyager. Her incredible accomplishments in polar exploration align perfectly with our commitment to immersive and adventurous travel experiences. We look forward to welcoming select travel partners and members of the media to join us in celebrating this historic event.”
Preet Chandi’s involvement as godmother for World Voyager reflects Atlas Ocean Voyages’ dedication to pushing the boundaries of luxury expedition travel while highlighting the remarkable individuals who inspire exploration and adventure.
World Voyager joins Atlas’ two other luxury yachts, World Traveller and World Navigator, in expeditions sailing to Antarctica on 9- to 14-night round trips from Ushuaia, Argentina. Atlas includes a pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and roundtrip charter air service from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Expeditions include a free Cultural Immersion tour, all Zodiac experiences, multiple landings ashore, and all-inclusive amenities on board. Kayaking and camping activities are available to pre-reserve as optional experiences.