Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a major attraction for travelers to the Arctic. New wildlife guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators aim to help nature-lovers experience the fauna safely and without disturbing the birds and animals.
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of US Coast Guard members and their families, will hold its Seventh District tribute Nov. 16 in Fort Lauderdale.
Rich Pruitt, a highly respected cruise industry professional who previously spent 13 years with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., was named VP environmental operations at Carnival Cruise Line.
The Greek government has ordered the raising of the sunken cruise ship Sea Diamond that foundered just off the popular holiday island of Santorini 10 years ago, leaving two French passengers missing and presumed dead.
Having been at the forefront of the design and operation of both LNG-fuelled, and battery-driven ships, Norway is forging ahead on another alternative power source for vessels.
There were encouraging words about post-hurricane resilience at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's annual conference. But as one audience member asked: How can destinations rebuild better than before if they don't have money?
On Dec. 17 Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to become the first cruise ship to call at St. Maarten since Hurricane Irma, apart from a humanitarian relief mission by Majesty of the Seas last month.
IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim has been moved to issue a statement reiterating that the International Maritime Organization is a transparent and inclusive body, which has been working for decades to reduce harmful air emissions from ships.