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Norway’s Hurtigruten cruise operator signs deal to power ships with fish waste biogas

Norway’s Hurtigruten cruise operator signs deal to power ships with fish waste biogas

Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten has signed a 7.5-year deal to buy liquefied biogas (LBG) made from dead fish and other organic waste to...
Hurtigruten will sail to Russia’s Arctic, Northwest Passage

Hurtigruten will sail to Russia’s Arctic, Northwest Passage

Hurtigruten, the ships traditionally sailing along the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, will in 2019 continue its Arctic expansion, including sailing the Northwest...
Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Norwegian company Hurtigruten's two new expedition ships built with hybrid technology will be named MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen after two of...
A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on HFO

A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on HFO

There have been moments that signalled a change in how Arctic waters would be used.There was the 1,600-person cruise ship, the Crystal Serenity, that...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...
A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz Josef Land

A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz Josef Land

Two-hundred fifty passengers will no longer get to Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic as originally planned, after Hurtigruten was forced to cancel...
The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator...
For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in the economic bucket

For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in the economic bucket

In the coming week, the cruise industry gathers in Miami for Seatrade Cruise Global, an annual convention. Most of those there to do business...
Norwegian broadcaster to commemorate Svalbard Treaty with ‘ultimate slow-TV project’

Norwegian broadcaster to commemorate Svalbard Treaty with ‘ultimate slow-TV project’

Although it was not the first to dip into the mesmerizing world of slow TV (remember fireplace videos on VHS and fishcams in the...
Squeaky-green cruise ship company says dead fish can breathe life into carbon-free goals

Squeaky-green cruise ship company says dead fish can breathe life into carbon-free goals

Norway’s Hurtigruten, operator of that country’s iconic coastal ferry and the world’s largest expedition cruise line, is hoping dead fish will prove a selling...