Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year went to Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, while Outstanding Contribution Award went to Fred Danska, director-cruise, at Wärtsilä, and Port Personality of the Year to Betty MacMillan, cruise development manager, Port Saint John.

As the Arctic cruise season draws to a close, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators looked back on the results of the summer’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution.

This Celebrity Edge reveal topped all others. At Chantiers de l'Atlantique trade partners got their first ride on the Magic Carpet, first stroll along the glass-lined ramps of the spectacular Eden lounge and first look at the newly announced Grand Plaza at the heart of the ship.

Ponant is going to call its luxury icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot, in honor of the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was known as 'the gentleman of the poles.'

The IMO is working with its Member States and the shipping industry to 'identify and mitigate transitional issues’ surrounding introduction of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, delegates were told at the 5th biennial gmec (global maritime environment congress) organised in co-operation with Seatrade and taking place at the SMM trade show in Hamburg this week.

Finalists for the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Awards have been announced and are listed below in alphabetical order. Principal sponsor of the 12th Cruise Awards scheme is once again Oracle Hospitality.

Carnival Cruise Line reached an agreement in principle with the Canaveral Port Authority on a new terminal able to accommodate its 180,000gt newbuild, the largest ever constructed for the line.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is eliminating single-use plastic straws across its fleet of 26 ships and two island destinations, Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye.

Amid public outcry over the shooting of a polar bear in Svalbard after it attacked a Hapag-Lloyd Cruises bear guard, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators said 'the expedition cruise industry takes polar bear safety extremely seriously.'

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has completed a comprehensive single-use plastics elimination program fleetwide. Lindblad’s ships are now 100% free of all single-use plastic bottles, cups, straws and stirrers.

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