After its handover from Vard in Norway, Hanseatic Nature — first of three newbuild expedition ships for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises — was presented in Hamburg on Saturday.

Continuing its work with cruise operators to tackle plastic aboard ships and remote Arctic locations, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators issued new guidelines for visitors.

Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators unanimously voted in mandatory measures to prevent whale strikes in cetacean-rich Antarctic waters.

Canada's measures for protecting the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale from ship strikes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence have been fine-tuned, following consultation with industry and based on scientific data.

A plaque exchange ceremony celebrated the arrival of AIDAnova to the Port of Barcelona as the first LNG-powered cruise ship to call there.

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.

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