When Hurtigruten’s hybrid electric powered Roald Amundsen begins sailing in 2019, it is not only the ship itself that will make history. Capt. Kai Albrigtsen will become the first master of a cruise vessel that's able to sail for short stints on silent, emission-free battery power.
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators signed the Buenos Aires Declaration, which states that signatories cannot knowingly facilitate the carriage or sale of illegally traded wildlife products.
Carnival Corp. & plc reached an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to become the first concession-holder to operate the Canary Islands' and mid-Atlantic's newest cruise terminal.
John Gunner joined Windstar Cruises in the newly created role of VP expansion projects, and Capt. Michael Ross as director of marine & safety operations. This comes as the line continues to add destinations and expand its programs, notably, the recently announced $250m 'Star Plus Initiative' ship lengthenings starting in October 2019.
Starting in 2020, Hurtigruten will explore Alaska with its new, hybrid-electric powered Roald Amundsen. This new location adds to the company's expanding cruise program, which offers more than 250 worldwide destinations in the 2020/2021 season.
Working with Ocean Unite and Richard Branson, Virgin Voyages is sponsoring Branson and Fabien Cousteau’s Aquatica submarine dive to Belize’s Blue Hole on Dec. 2.
Carnival Corp. & plc plans to appeal Monday's Marseille court ruling that fined a P&O Cruises captain for burning fuel with sulfur content above the 1.5% EU limit.
Scraps from fisheries and other organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s fleet. By 2021, the company plans to operate at least six of its 17 ships using a combination of liquefied biogas from dead fish and other organic waste, LNG and large battery packs.
More comfort, cutting-edge 'green' technology and better views are goals of the Richard With makeover begun this week at Norway's Fosen yard. It is the largest ship upgrade in Hurtigruten's history.