Oceanwide Expeditions COO Mark van der Hulst says expedition cruising in the Arctic means ‘helping each other, working together, sharing knowledge’ — even utilising spare parts from other cruise lines' ships when difficulties arise.
Hans Lagerweij, president, Albatros Travel/Albatros Expeditions insists tour operators have to ‘change our marketing’ in order to preserve unspoilt territories and prevent negative impacts on local communities.
‘The message from us is there is definitely a pathway back,’ the commercial director of Cairns-based Coral Expeditions, Jeff Gillies, told moderator Mark Robinson during the Asia Pacific Update session at Seatrade Cruise Virtual Expedition Cruising.
Scenic released a revised 2021 Kimberley programme for Scenic Eclipse which is planned to commence at the end of Australia’s extended ban on outbound travel and the entry of cruise ships until June 17.
Ponant Asia Pacific created the new role of business development manager New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory for former Silversea national account manager Julie Golding to consolidate and grow travel trade relationships.