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AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference examines growth, challenges and opportunities

Glaciers, ice-filled waters and polar bears are some of the sights that draw tourists to the Arctic. (Photo: Frigg Jørgensen, AECO)

Arctic expedition cruising is more popular than ever. New vessels, technology, operators and customer groups will shape the sector’s development in the years to come. This week, major operators and other stakeholders gather in Oslo to discuss how the industry should manage growth.




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Heritage Expeditions’ Akademik Shokalskiy, successfully completed a double transit of the Northern Sea Route

When Heritage Expeditions’ Vessel, the Akademik Shokalskiy, berthed in the Russian Port of Anadyr on Monday 24th September, it had made history. It had successfully completed a double transit of the Northern Sea Route (more commonly known as the North East Passage).




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What does the new Polar Code mean for expedition cruising?

The introduction of the new Polar Code requirements for all maritime traffic in the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic waters is about to have a much greater impact on expedition cruising than many people in the industry may realise, claims longtime cruise professional, Gerd Wilmer of Sydney’s Landmark Travel. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Announcing Arctic Shipping Forum North America

The Russian icebreaker 50 Years of VictoryOn the 1st of January 2017, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters – more commonly known as the Polar Code – entered into force. Drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Polar Code provides an international standard that all ice-going vessels must meet if they are to travel through polar waters. (infomarine.net)




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More Interest in Banning HFO in Arctic

This week the German Maritime LNG Platform signed the Arctic Commitment, joining a group of companies, organizations, politicians and expedition cruise lines calling for a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) use in Arctic shipping, according to a prepared statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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New Crystal Adventures Heighten Arctic Exploration during Northwest Passage Voyage

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)When Crystal Serenity returns to the Arctic north on August 15 for the second transit of the Northwest Passage, she will navigate a route through territories of Alaska, Canada and Greenland that are rarely explored by recreational travelers, remaining the only luxury cruise line to make the intrepid trip.




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One Ocean Expeditions 2018 Season introduces an Exclusive ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ Cruise Series

Akademik IoffeThe spotlight shines on Canada’s North this year as the world is invited to discover epic locations in Canada celebrating 150 years of confederation. This event has inspired Canadian cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), to introduce even more in-depth Canadian Arctic exploration. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Ongoing Market Demand leads One Ocean Expeditions to Early Launch of 2018 Arctic Cruise Program

Akademik IoffeWith interest in the Arctic at an all-time high and bookings for 2017 already surpassing expectations, specialist adventure cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), is launching its 2018 Arctic programme early to align with the increase in customer demand and growing market interest.




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