A world-renowned conservationist will serve as the godmother for Celebrity Flora, the purpose-built Galápagos ship debuting this spring, and Celebrity Cruises announced new partners in sustainability and conservation.

Preserving South Georgia's shores, recycling plastic in the Philippines, growing fresh vegetables in the high Arctic, training rescue dogs and preserving the polar bear population were all projects awarded funds by Hurtigruten Foundation in 2018.

Polar expert Quark Expeditions' 'Polar Promise' builds on existing environmental and social initiatives to set concrete, measurable goals and sustainable outcomes to be achieved by 2025.

Update adds Carnival's response to the report, current work with authorities and commitment to 'full compliance moving forward'

Sustainability sparked a lot of attention at Seatrade Cruise Global this year. During a dedicated session, panelists discussed the impact of growth and the need to take active responsibility for greener practices.

Seattle opened its 20th year as a cruise homeport with the arrival of Celebrity Eclipse today to the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66.

Windstar Cruises detailed its $250m Star Plus Initiative at Seatrade Cruise Global, with company President John Delaney calling it “the most complex refit ever attempted.”

An independent study report commissioned by SEA\LNG and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel has revealed that greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions of up to 21% are achievable now from LNG as a marine fuel, compared with current oil-based marine fuels over the entire life cycle from well to wake.

A federal judge has warned Carnival Corp. she may temporarily block its ships from calling at US ports over alleged probation violation related to the company's $40m pollution settlement.

Seatrade Cruise Global will feature 200 new exhibitors at this year’s record-breaking event. Marking its 35th year, the show will return to Miami at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center, April 8-11.

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