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Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will sail supplies

Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will sail supplies

The northern cruise industry is sailing into deeply troublesome waters as the peak season for the Arctic voyages is only a few months away.Passengers...
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...
Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

The 2020 summer cruise season, from June to August, was supposed to be an all-time high for expedition cruising to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, some...
The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

2020 was the year when many newly built luxury polar-class cruise ships were supposed to bring wealthy tourists to the Arctic. But the start...
Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise ban

Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise ban

Nunavut artists accustomed to selling their work to cruise ship passengers can expect leaner times ahead, following the decision by Canada’s transport minister, Marc Garneau,...
LNG may not be a solution to cleaning up international shipping emissions after all, a new study finds

LNG may not be a solution to cleaning up international shipping emissions after all,...

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation concludes that the use of liquefied natural gas in international shipping, a supposedly cleaner alternative...
As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators might be in store

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators might be in...

Back in the 1990s, when decision-makers in Oslo first begin thinking of ways to develop Svalbard’s tourism industry, it was considered just one of...
Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...