New restaurants and new restaurant locations, a double-deck show lounge, more suites and a higher passenger capacity than first announced are among the fresh details about MSC Seashore.

Scanship has been awarded a contract with a Chinese shipyard to deliver its advanced wastewater purification system for a medium-sized cruise ship that will enter service in 2021.

The 100-passenger, all-suite yacht Celebrity Flora was officially named in a sustainability-focused ceremony at its new year-round home in the Galápagos. Godmother Yolanda Kakabadse, environmental advocate and former World Wildlife Fund International president, did the honors.

China’s Yichang Transportation Co. is to jointly develop a 100% electric-powered river sightseeing vessel with China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. The total investment for this newbuilding project is around RMB90m ($13m).

Scanship was awarded contracts from a major European shipbuilder to supply total clean ship systems for two cruise newbuilds.

With existing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in place and working toward energy efficiency investments defined in its new Strategic Master Plan, the Port of New Orleans expanded its EV fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets.

Effective today, citizens of the US, Canada, Japan and Australia no longer need a visa to visit Brazil. Stays of up to 90 days are allowed with a valid passport, with the possibility to extend up to 180 days.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators rolled out restrictions on commercial drone use in Antarctica. The recreational use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) is already banned in coastal areas of the White Continent.

Crystal said its entire fleet will be free of plastic straws by June 8, World Oceans Day.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators pledged to turn the tide on plastics with new guidelines set to reduce single-use plastic use among visitors to the White Continent.

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