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New Study Finds Negligible Environmental Impact From Accumulated Scrubber Wash Water In Ports



Independence of The Seas scrubberThe Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has welcomed the preliminary results of an independent study presented by CE Delft, a research organisation in the Netherlands specialising in environmental issues, indicating that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits.

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Carnival Cruise Line Launches Dedicated ‘Why Use A Travel Advisor’ Website, Brochure and Facebook Page for Consumers




Carnival Cruise Line (logo)Carnival Cruise Line is continuing to expand its yearlong “Why Use a Travel Advisor,” or WUATA, program that is dedicated to promoting the value of travel agents with the launch of WUATA.com, a WUATA brochure and an exclusive WUATA Facebook page.

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Cruise ships poisoning city air with sulphur as much as cars – new data reveals



Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars, new research shows. Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world’s second largest cruise operator, emits four times the SOx of the European car fleet. (transportenvironment.org)

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Cruise Ship Orderbook at Cybercruises.com Updated




The Orderbook page at Cybercruises.com has been updated: a) With the announcement that Coral Expeditions is building a sister ship to the recently launched Coral Adventurer. The new vessel, the Coral Geographer, is under construction at VARD in Vietnam b) Viking announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a new ship, the Viking Osiris c) Oceanwide Expeditions will build a second new ship for a October 2021 delivery, the Janssonius.

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Lonely Planet’s ultimate “Cruise Handbook” guide

If you have think cruises attract only one type of person and you’re not it, then Lonely Planet’s “The Cruise Handbook” (Lonely Planet, $18) is your next must-read. The new paperback takes an eye-opening deep-dive into this polarizing travel category, doling out essential advice for when, where and how to cruise to a new generation of wayfarers. (mercurynews.com)

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Is Expedition Cruising the Next Big Travel Trend?




Seabourn Quest (Photo Robin West, Seabourn's manager of expedition operations)A new survey of travel advisors shows that expedition cruising may be the next big trend in travel. Travel Market Report’s “2019 Outlook on Expedition Cruising,” released today (May 17), shows that the number of advisors who plan to start selling expedition cruises this year or next will double, in time for a wave of new ships and new itineraries from cruise lines across the board. (travelmarketreport.com)

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