The Concordia wreck is scheduled to be refloated in two weeks and towed to Genoa for breaking and recycling. Italy's Cabinet approved the plan on Monday.

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and Visit Greenland received funding to conduct a feasibility study for the development of site-specific guidelines for Greenland.

Seabourn has signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a partnership to help protect World Heritage.

MedCruise participated at the First Sustainable Management and Participatory Governance of Cruise Destinations School, organised by the Research in Shipping and Ports (RESHIP) Laboratory of the University of the Aegean, in Santorini last week.

A vessel speed limit of 13 knots will be in effect from 5 a.m. Tuesday in Alaska's lower Glacier Bay. Over the past several days, at least 14 humpback whales have been observed feeding in this area,  according to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve acting superintendent Tom VandenBerg.

Carnival Foundation, in partnership with Carnival Corp. & plc, is providing a $2.5m gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy's global marine protection priorities.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s policy of notifying—but not necessarily citing—speeding vessels in protected areas along the US East Coast was effective in lowering their speeds through sensitive areas, protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from ship collisions, while keeping punitive fines to mariners to a minimum, according to a new study.

The 13-knot vessel speed limit in Alaska's lower Glacier Bay will be raised to 20 knots due to a decrease in the number of humpback whales in the area.

The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing fee changes for agricultural quarantine inspection (AQI) at US ports of entry. For passengers on international cruises, there would be a $2 fee per person.

A new animated video gives Arctic visitors guidelines on safety, the environment, wildlife and courteous interaction with local residents.

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