Provisional operator Albatros Expeditions gained full operator status in the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, while Cookson Adventures and Princess Cruises became provisional operators.

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.

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.

Tuesday evening update: Royal Caribbean became the first line to announce itinerary changes, to the June 5 and June 6 sailings, which will no longer stop in Cuba.

Cruise operators are reeling with uncertainty from the Trump administration's decision to halt sailings to Cuba from the US.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators is redeveloping its ship scheduling process as part of a commitment to ‘leave only footprints’ by the effective self-management of visitor activities.

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.

Greg Mortimer, the first Infinity-class expedition newbuild for SunStone Ships, was floated out at China Merchants Heavy Industries in Haimen.

Many passengers aboard Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess, which arrived Monday in Akaroa, the alternate port for Christchurch, were bussed into the city to pay their respects to the victims of Friday’s terrorist attack on two mosques that has rocked the world.

Partner Ulstein Design said SunStone Ships firmed the contract for its fourth Infinity-class newbuild in China. Ocean Explorer will operate on charter to Vantage Cruise Line.

Half a year after selling a majority stake in Silversea Cruises to Royal Caribbean for $1bn, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio has teamed with his friend Geoffrey Kent to jointly acquire 100% of the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies.

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