More than 80 representatives from the Arctic expedition cruise industry, the search and rescue sector and academia participated in the Fourth Joint Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) Workshop and Tabletop Exercise in Reykjavik this week.
Discover some of the planet’s wilder regions with two leading survival experts on board Saga Sapphire this summer. Bushcraft expert Ray Mears joins the Wild About Iceland cruise and explorer Benedict Allen meets guests on the Summertime In Arctic Norway voyage.
With the final voyage of the 2018-2019 Antarctic expedition cruise season complete, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) reflects on an exceptional season that took passengers to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and beyond the Antarctic Circle, witnessing incredible wildlife, interacting with special guests and learning from OOE’s team of educators and experienced polar expedition guides.
Ahead of Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami next week, Marlink (booth #2108) reports that the expedition cruise market is in full-on growth mode in terms of demand for connectivity in the most remote corners of the planet.
North Pole Cruise of Don Perovich, Geophysicist, Faces of the Polar World
Poseidon Expeditions is the go-to company for cruising into far-flung worlds of snow and ice. Scientists, scholars and filmmakers are often invited on board to share their knowledge of fragile Arctic regions with guests who, on any given cruise, may represent up to 18 different flags.
Aurora Expeditions has launched two brand-new cruise itineraries in response to customer feedback on where they would like to go next. West Greenland Explorer and Iceland Circumnavigation were voted as the top two Aurora Expeditions’ itineraries according to almost 1,000 people who participated in the survey. The new itineraries are featured in the Aurora Expeditions’ 2020/21 program, which launched in January 2019. (cruisecritic.com)
Two new trips to the Russian Arctic from specialist cruise operator, Swoop-Arctic are helping to open up this rugged, isolated region to travellers wishing to experience its pristine landscapes and teeming wildlife in comfort.
Small cruise ships purpose-built to ply the planet’s polar regions also transport guests on floating Arctic wildlife safaris. AdventureSmith Explorations, the small ship cruising experts, invite guests on an increasing number of Arctic cruise options that observe, among other things, a variety of indigenous wildlife.
Growing interest in year-round Arctic cruises has prompted GAC Norway to open its newest branch, in Tromsø. Sitting 300km north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and serves as a portal to the Arctic.
Quark Expeditions will up its game in the Arctic for the summer 2020 season as the company has announced a number of departures on the new 200-guest World Explorer from Mystic Cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Wild Earth Travel is set to voyage across the top of the world to explore the Russian Arctic on board the renowned Russian Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov in July 2019. This unique expedition crosses the Arctic Circle to visit the isolated, pristine and wildlife rich Wrangel Island as well as exploring the beautiful shores of Chukotka.