Posts Tagged ‘Arctic’

More Interest in Banning HFO in Arctic

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

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)

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Today, 6 June 2017, at Lloyd’s Register’s office in London, the inaugural meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum concluded. (more…)

Poseidon Expeditions Completes Sea Spirit Passenger Transfer via Helicopter in West Greenland

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Poseidon Expeditions, anticipating the potential landscape challenges of icy West Greenland in the spring, used its experience and contingency planning to successfully transfer more than 200 guests via helicopter on Wednesday. (more…)

Lonely Planet Photographer To Escort Hurtigruten Midnight Sun Tour – Departs May 2018

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Destination specialist 50 Degrees North has teamed up with Lonely Planet Photographer, David Evans for this world first exclusively escorted photography tour of Norway’s Lofoten Archipelago & North Cape under the Midnight Sun. (more…)

New Crystal Adventures Heighten Arctic Exploration during Northwest Passage Voyage

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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. (more…)

G Adventures’ Big Chill Sale is here – Travellers can save up to 20% on 2018/19 G Expedition voyages

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Expedition. In this image at the Svalbard ArchipelagoBreathtaking glaciers, rugged mountains, colossal icebergs, and polar bears in their natural habitat are some of the highlights now available at a discount to G Adventures polar travellers with the launch of ‘The Big Chill Sale’. (more…)

One Ocean Expeditions Hits the Mark with the Introduction of Explosive influencers for Canada 150’s Anniversary Year 

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), specialist in small ship expedition cruising in the Polar Regions, is right on trend with the introduction of an innovative influencers program for their Canadian Arctic voyages this summer. (more…)

Arctic tourism organizations launch guidelines for community visits in the Arctic

Friday, May 12th, 2017

In April, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), Visit Greenland, Cruise Iceland, Visit Svalbard and the Northern Norway Tourist Board presented a set of Community Guidelines aimed at Arctic tourists. (more…)

Three World-Renowned Photographers to Join Poseidon Expeditions On Select 2017 and 2018 Polar Journeys

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Three internationally renowned photographers will travel with polar cruise expert Poseidon Expeditions on select voyages in 2017 and 2018. On these journeys the photographers will host seminars and workshops for passengers.

Coast Guard Hosting Eight-Nation Arctic Forum

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is hosting an eight-nation Arctic Coast Guard Forum Principals Meeting March 22-24 at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston in Boston. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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)

Phil Fontaine joins Adventure Canada’s Heart of the Arctic 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Adventure Canada is delighted to announce that Phil Fontaine will be travelling aboard our 2017 Heart of the Arctic expedition as a special guest. (more…)

Help Aurora Expeditions Celebrate International Polar Bear Day Massive 50% Savings on Back to Back Arctic Voyages 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Did you know a polar bear’s paw is 30 centimetres wide? Or that they have black skin? Or that they were listed as a threated species in 2008? (more…)

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

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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. (more…)

Poseidon Announces 2018-19 Arctic and Antarctic Cruise Specials

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Sea SpiritEarly booking rates are available through the end of July 2017 for Arctic and Antarctic cruises in 2018-19 with polar cruise specialist Poseidon Expeditions. Cabin discounts are as generous as 20 percent off the regular rate, depending on category reserved. (more…)

Crystal Announces Expedition Team for Second Northwest Passage Cruise

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Cruises will partner with Arctic Kingdom, a Canada-based team of Arctic experts, to offer expeditions and enrichment programming on its second Northwest Passage cruise aboard Crystal Serenity, to take place in August and September 2017. (cruisecritic.com)

Quark Expeditions: Shape the Conversation on Polar Conservation at 90°N

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Renowned photographer Paul Nicklen can’t wait for July 2017, when he’ll be aboard our July 20th North Pole voyage for a rare and specially-themed North Pole Summit. You’ll join Paul and 6 other international thought-leaders to share and listen to different perspectives on everything from environmental conservation to pursuing your dreams.

One Ocean Expeditions to Offer the true majesty of the Arctic without having to travel to Canada, Alaska, Greenland or Russia

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Akademik IoffeWith flying times from the UK to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard less than six hours away, and no long sea journeys involved, it is possible to experience the true majesty of the Arctic, just 500 miles from the North Pole, without having to travel to Canada, Alaska, Greenland or Russia. (more…)

AdventureSmith Explorations Introduces Four Land-Based Tours For Exploring Polar Bears and Wild Arctic

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Innovative small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations has added four land-based tours that make the Arctic more accessible to North Americans. These tours that are conducted between late June and late November 2017 utilize strategically situated base camps as participants witness the natural miracles of an ice-bound world. (more…)

Be a North Cape Adventurer with Saga and ORCA, the European whale and dolphin conservation charity

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Stavanger, NorwaySaga’s guests can watch for wildlife from the decks of Saga Pearl II with members of ORCA, the European whale and dolphin conservation charity. (more…)

LR: Statutory Alert, Entry into Force of Polar Code

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Seabourn Quest (Photo Robin West, Seabourn's manager of expedition operations)Lloyd’s Register (LR) has issued a statutory alert on the Polar Code which enters into force on Jan. 1, 2017. The IMO International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) applies to all ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

World Expeditions new 2017-18 Polar Program

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The two-master schooner NoorderlichtAustralian adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched a new 2017-18 Polar brochure packed with a range of new voyages including a remote cruise across the Arctic Circle taking in the Scottish Isles, Norwegian coastline and the island of Spitsbergen. (expeditioncruising.com)

Birthing Icebergs, Inuit Culture and Dramatic Seascapes Take Center Stage in May on Poseidon Expeditions’ West Greenland: Disko Bay Cruise

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The Sea SpiritSpring signifies the birthing season. The Arctic is no exception where in May on Greenland’s west coast, even those icons of the frozen north – icebergs — calve. (more…)

Arctic cruise boom poses conundrum for Canada’s indigenous communities

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Authorities in the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut are considering new regulations on marine tourism after the first successful voyage of a mammoth luxury liner through the North-West Passage. (theguardian.com)

One Ocean Expeditions highlights Reasons to visit the Arctic in 2017 as Canada Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, specialist adventure cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), reflects on the successes of the 2016 cruise season, highlighting why 2017 will be a great time to travel to the Canadian High Arctic. (more…)

Sachs Harbour, N.W.T., welcomes first cruise ship in years

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Not content to let its regional neighbour Ulukhaktok have all the cruise ship action, the small N.W.T. community of Sachs Harbour welcomed about 100 visitors of its own Wednesday. (cbc.ca)

Crystal Serenity becomes largest cruise ship to navigate Northwest Passage

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal Serenity, at 68,870 gross tons, has become the largest cruise ship to navigate the Northwest passage, said Crystal Cruises, the Los Angeles based owner of the ship. (cruisebusiness.com)

Silversea Expeditions’ 2017 Summer Arctic Cruise Season

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The Silver ExplorerSilver Explorer opens the 2017 summer Arctic cruise season with untamed adventure, style and unmatched luxury on a 12 day voyage, departing 30 June 2017. (expeditioncruising.com)

1st cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)The Coast Guard is gearing up for the inaugural voyage of a luxury cruise ship through the Northwest Passage and said Thursday the Crystal Serenity easily passed a routine inspection. (seattletimes.com)

Special Guests join One Ocean Expeditions’ Arctic Cruise along Wild East Coast of Baffin Island

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Award-winning wildlife filmmakers, Neil Nightingale and Karen Bass, will be special guests on One Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) 12-night Baffin Island – Jewel of the High Arctic cruise, departing on 1 August 2016. (more…)

One Ocean Expeditions announces Flight Credit for Late Bookings on Popular Norwegian Arctic Summer Cruise

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Akademik Sergey VavilovOne Ocean Expeditions (OOE) still has some spaces – very unusually – on its nine-night Norwegian Arctic summer cruise, Spitsbergen Encounter, on 14th July, which offers a great opportunity to experience prolific sea bird and wildlife activity. (more…)

Beat the Summer heat alongside Canadian Polar Bears and Icebergs enjoying One Ocean Expeditions’ Canadian polar cruise

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Akademik Sergey VavilovFor those who don’t enjoy the heat and would like to head somewhere cooler during the summer break this year, there’s a six-week window of opportunity between late July and mid-September, when optimal ice conditions above the Arctic Circle allow for easy navigation, making it the ideal time to enjoy a Canadian polar cruise. (more…)