SEATTLE, WA – Adventure cruise and tour company Zegrahm Expeditions, Inc. has signed a five-year agreement with International Shipping Partners (ISP), to charter the 122-passenger ship Clipper Odyssey. Zegrahm’s announcement follows the recent acquisition of Clipper Odyssey by ISP’s parent company, and makes “one of the industry’s finest vessels” more accessible to the growing North American expedition cruise market, according to Zegrahm President Scott Fitzsimmons.
Fitzsimmons cited the limited number of small, ocean-going cruise ships available in the near term, high demand for Pacific destinations, and the strong following world travelers have with the ship, as additional reasons to make this long-term commitment. Clipper Odyssey’s new sailing schedule, which starts April 2008 and is to be announced in detail soon, is expected to include multiple South Pacific voyages, New Zealand, Asia, the Russian Far East, and Alaska.
Built in 1989, the Clipper Odyssey is a luxury expedition cruise ship equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, glass-bottom boat, featuring outside cabins averaging 190 feet, lecture facilities, single-seating dining, fine cuisine, the latest navigational equipment, and capable of 12-14 knot speeds for adventurous itineraries.
International Shipping Partners, based in Miami, Florida, is an award-winning passenger-ship services company (http://www.isp-usa.com/).
Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship cruises, tours and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Lead by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted, all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents. For more information, please access www.zeco.com.
Casey Marker, Director of Marketing
Zegrahm Expeditions, Inc.
Tel: 206-285-4000 / 800-628-8747