For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate the Arctic

For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate...

A luxury cruise ship will sail next summer from Nome, Alaska to Tromsø, Norway via the Northern Sea Route and then on to Newfoundland...
For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish dump’

For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish...

“This is what I found during a short 200-meter walk along the shoreline of Sorgfjorden on the north coast of Spitsbergen,”Mats Forsberg tells the...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...
Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf departs Dutch Harbor in 2011. The Coast Guard is one of the key Arctic-focused agencies affected...
Ports without shore power will be losers in future cruise ship market

Ports without shore power will be losers in future cruise ship...

Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament, has decided to instruct the government to work out a strategy on how to establish shore and charging power for...
Seabourn joins growing number of cruise companies expanding into Arctic

Seabourn joins growing number of cruise companies expanding into Arctic

Joining a list of cruise companies expanding into Arctic waters, Seabourn Cruise Line, owned by Carnival Corp., recently announced it will add two new,...
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...

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...
A busy cruise ship season lies ahead for Nunavut

A busy cruise ship season lies ahead for Nunavut

If you live in Pond Inlet, you might want to prepare to sell some arts and crafts this Saturday.On that day, three cruise ships...
First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next year

First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next...

Two beluga whales will set off from an aquarium in China to a secluded bay in Iceland next year, where they will live in...
A Greenlandic restoration project earns a top EU cultural-heritage award

A Greenlandic restoration project earns a top EU cultural-heritage award

Built in the late 18th century, the colonial buildings at the Ilimanaq whaling station and mission some 190 miles (300 kilometers) north of the Arctic...