Tagged: Arctic

Russia Bans Norway’s Hurtigruten Cruise Ships From Entering Its Arctic Waters




MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)A Norwegian cruise company has been refused entry to Russian waters above the Arctic circle just two weeks before sailing. The Hurtigruten expedition ship MS Spitsbergen had been due to sail from Tromsø in northern Norway to Murmansk via Franz Josef Land, a remote Russian archipelago inhabited only by Russian military. (forbes.com)

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New guidelines for visiting the world’s most northerly community: Ny-Ålesund



AECO (Logo)New community specific guidelines have been developed for Ny-Ålesund, the world’s most northerly community, in response to increasing visitor numbers. These guidelines created by Kings Bay, which facilitates the international research activities that take place in high Arctic settlement.

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Poseidon Expeditions Starts 2019 Season Of North Pole Voyages Aboard Nuclear-Powered 50 Years of Victory




The Russian icebreaker 50 Years of VictoryThis week as Poseidon Expeditions commences another sold-out season of voyages from Murmansk, Russia aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory, to the geographic North Pole, the company announces that reservations are now open for three departures during the summer of 2020.

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Explore the Remote North In-Depth and In-Style with Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Expedition Cruising




Le BorealMore than polar bears, midnight sun and Viking culture, the Arctic offers a remarkable history of exploration and survival, Inuit traditions and natural phenomena. Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition Cruises highlight the region’s varied offerings, including — new for 2020— Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise and a sweeping 48-day Grand Arctic Voyage that combines all of A&K’s Arctic offerings into one epic adventure that spans five Arctic regions.

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PTGA: Qualifications for Polar Guiding




The Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) is picking up more cruise line clients and individual veteran expedition team members looking for assessor training. “The main guts of it is that we are a third-party vetting association,” said Graham Charles, president. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Adventure Canada Secures Access to HMS Erebus Site




Adventure Canada's Ocean EndeavourAdventure Canada, in an exclusive partnership this summer with Parks Canada, is striking out once more to the legendary wreckage site of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus as part of its iconic Into the Northwest Passage and Out of the Northwest Passage 2019 expeditions. (travelpress.com)

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SARex Svalbard – a week of testing Arctic lifesaving appliances




AECO (Logo)The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) this week have been part of a cross-sectional group of professionals that have gathered in Svalbard to test the efficiency of lifesaving appliances and to discuss polar survival strategies.

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Get aboard for Norway’s Orca Highway an exciting 10-night single departure trip which includes a week on board the small, 12-passenger expedition yacht, R/V Kinfish




Kinfish at AlkefjelletOnly a few places remain on Norway’s Orca Highway, an exciting 10-night single departure trip, which includes a week on board the small, 12-passenger expedition yacht, R/V Kinfish, in the company of Tashi Tenzing, raconteur, three-time Everest mountaineer and grandson of the first Sherpa to successfully reach that summit.

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One Ocean Expeditions Introduces Five New Cruises for 2020 Plus Early Booking Offers, Redesigned Sales Collateral & New Commission Opportunities



Andrew Prossin One Ocean ceo at Sydney NS, July 31, 2017 (Copyright Tom Ayers Local Xpress)Leading small-ship cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), has released its exciting new programme for the 2020 summer season to destinations including Arctic Canada, Svalbard, Greenland, Scotland, Iceland, East Coast Canada, Costa Rica and Panama.

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