Tagged: Antarctica

Will giant cruise ships destroy the wonders their passengers claim to love?

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A special kind of shock comes with the shooting of a polar bear. Their magnificence, their appearance of cuddliness, their ferocity, their vulnerability, their anthropomorphism – all combine to make the death of a single male, at the hands of guides for a tourist cruise ship, worldwide news. (theguardian.com)

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Abercrombie & Kent Announces 2020 Antarctica Cruise

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Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsAbercrombie & Kent has announced a new Antarctica voyage for 2020 called, “Special Edition: Antarctica Discovery: Palmer’s BiCentennial Expedition,” honoring the 200th anniversary of Antarctica’s discovery by Nathaniel Palmer, the seal hunter and explorer who, on November 18, 1820, became the first American explorer to discover mainland Antarctica. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Polar Operators Eye Assessment Criteria for Expedition Team Members

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The Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) has broken onto the scene in the expedition cruise market, helping to provide qualification criteria for operators to assess their expedition teams and even providing assessors and train-the-trainer programs. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Antarpply Expeditions Seeing Strong Occupancy

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The Ushuaia (Credit Antarpply Expeditions)Nearly 100 percent occupancy over the last three Antarctica seasons is good news for Antarpply Expeditions, which operates the 90-passenger ship, The Ushuaia, seasonally in the market. The core itinerary is an 11-day/10-night classic Antarctica program, with a focus on the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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One Ocean Expeditions offers Six Ways to get off the Beaten Track in Antarctica

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The 146-berth RCGS Resolute at Paradise Bay (Artist impression)Kicking off the 2018 Antarctic season, polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) gives travellers two chances to get ‘Off the Beaten Track’; first onboard One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe on 7 November, or by joining the inaugural voyage of OOE’s newest vessel, RCGS Resolute departing 16 November 2018.

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AdventureSmith Explorations Adds Five New Purpose-Built Expedition Ships For Upcoming Antarctica Cruise Seasons

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A baby boom of new polar cruise vessels anticipates a growing interest in exploring Antarctica for many years to come. For the upcoming 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, AdventureSmith Explorations has added to its portfolio five new purpose-built vessels that will cruise Antarctica.

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New Antarctic Cruise to Witness 2021 Solar Eclipse

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The Akademik IoffeEclipse Travel has announced a unique opportunity to experience the 2021 solar eclipse whilst taking in the stunning sights of Antarctica aboard the Akademik Ioffe. (expeditioncruising.com)

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