Saturday July 28, a polar bear was shot dead in Svalbard after attacking a cruise ship’s polar bear guard. The guard sustained moderate injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Governor of Svalbard.
This Saturday on a trip ashore in Spitsbergen during a BREMEN cruise an incident occurred: a polar bear guard – an expert employed by the cruise line – was attacked on land by a polar bear. The guard suffered head injuries, however, he was responsive after the attack and was airlifted.
Norwegian authorities said a polar bear attacked and injured a cruise ship employee who was leading tourists off a ship Saturday on an Arctic archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. (nypost.com)
TUI Group, one of the world’s leading tourism group with 1600 travel agencies and 16 cruise lines is setting up camp in Malaysia to promote fly-cruise holidays. TUI has picked Langkawi to homeport its ships and will offer direct fortnightly flights to Langkawi from three airports in Britain – Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. (aseancruising.com)
TUI Group’s cruise business accounts for 25 percent of EBITA for the company and TUI noted strong earnings for the first half of 2018 were being driven by a “shortage of cruise ship supply,” in an investor presentation hosted aboard the new Mein Schiff 1. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Coming off a strong first-half performance in 2018, TUI Group said its board had approved a third Hanseatic-class newbuild for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The 230-guest ship will join the Hapag-Lloyd fleet from VARD in 2021, following the Hanseatic Nature and Inspiration, which will be delivered next year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will hold the naming ceremony for its second expedition ship, the HANSEATIC inspiration, on 13 October 2019 against the backdrop of the Belgian port city of Antwerp. It will be the first time in the city’s history that an ocean-going cruise ship has been christened in Antwerp.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is expanding. At a press conference in London the company presented its first English-language main catalogue for the new expedition class, together with announcing more specific details.
TUI Group has undertaken a number of green initiatives for its trio of cruise brands, which are targeted at three distinct markets. TUI Cruises sails a fleet of modern, large cruise ships for the German market; while Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers a luxury and expedition experience on smaller ships; and Marella Cruises has more classic tonnage aimed at the British passenger. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The cruise operations of TUI AG, the Hannover based tourism group that is listed in London, staged a 33/9% rise in operating profit in the 12 months to 30 September, the company said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)
In an exclusive collaboration between Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and the long-established Montblanc brand, extraordinary travel experiences on board the EUROPA 2 have been immortalised by the creation of a very special pen.