Tagged: Arctic

Four-week Expedition Cruise Through Northeast Passage Reveals Magic & Mystery of Russian High Arctic

Akademik Shokalskiy (Photo cruisemapper.com)Few passenger vessels have ever completed a transit of the Northeast Passage between Anadyr and Murmansk in Russia. However, as a result of changes in sea ice conditions, it is now possible to do so for a brief period during the summer on a special 28-day expedition cruise with UK-tour operator, Swoop-Arctic.




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

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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One Ocean Expeditions and Ocean Wise Announce Formal Partnership

One Ocean Expeditions - OOE (Logo)One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) has announced that it has formalised its partnership with not-for-profit organization Ocean Wise. After nearly a decade of creating exceptional travel experiences together, OOE and Ocean Wise have signed a five-year partnership agreement with the intent of expanding their joint educational programs around the world on select OOE voyages.




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Longyearbyen, Svalbard, launches first community specific tourism guidelines

This month, Longyearbyen became the first Arctic town to launch its own community specific guidelines. The guidelines instruct tourists on how to be considerate visitors and were developed using a template created by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and partners.




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Polar Operators Eye Assessment Criteria for Expedition Team Members

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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