The Polar Collective was awarded a substantial grant from Booking Cares, a sustainability initiative of Booking.com, to develop a citizen science mobile app. The app is intended to make participation in science easy and rewarding. It also will deliver feedback to users, keeping them engaged long after the experience.
This story first appeared in Cruise Europe's December newsletter. It is reproduced here with permission from Cruise Europe.
The increase in numbers of cruise passengers and ships visiting Bergen has led to increased criticism of cruise tourism from the residents of Bergen, politicians and the media. This year the Norwegian port received 342 calls, up 31 on 2017.
Cruise Lines International Association announced an industry commitment to reduce the rate of the global fleet's carbon emissions 40% by 2030, from a 2008 baseline.
China's Ministry of Transport has released its 'Implementation Plan for Ship Emission Control Areas in Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Circum-Bohai (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) Waters.'
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.