The shell of the SH “Minerva” is completed in the workshops of Helsinki Shipyard Inc. There are still a few detail works to be done in the exterior area
It’s not every day that one has a reason to celebrate, but the March 11, 2021 launch of Oceanwide Expeditions’ new ship certainly is.
Fairbanks is home to the Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpture competitions and exhibitions in the world. These take place in February and March.
The 2021 Arctic tourism season is facing major challenges and operators are organizing their plans accordingly.
The small town of Nikel, in the far northwest of Russia suffered greatly from air pollution from the local nickel smelter. This has now been closed.
Watching orcas off the coast of northern Norway has become a popular highlight and the intelligent marine mammals fascinate even experienced journalists.
February 11, 2021 marked the keel laying of “SH Vega”, the second of three specially designed expedition cruise ships from Swan Hellenic.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus could be introduced into Antarctic wildlife, but the risk is low and can be greatly reduced by taking measures.
Canada and Norway’s extended closures of their Arctic regions are shocking expedition tour operators and plunging some into even deeper crises.
As the Canadian government announced there will be no cruises in their waters this year. This applies for now until the end of February 2022.
What was expected for days has now arrived – the Icecamp Barneo will not be built, again because of COVID. The 2021 season therefore ends before it even begins.
The well-known German publishing house mareverlag is not only active in publishing, but also operates the “Cape Race”, a small, charming expedition ship, in the northern regions.
Cruise line Adventures by Disney is offering voyages to Antarctica specifically for families starting in December.
At the conference of the Ministry of Far East and Arctic, tourism and an easier entry to Franz Josef Land were discussed.
Small expedition ships in the Arctic will not disappear, because they were able to successfully carry out voyages despite COVID pandemic.
Canadian North and Air Greenland have signed a letter of intent. The possibility of air connections between Greenland and Canada will be examined.
Oleg Tinkov has his own fancy hobby. He had his own icebreaker built in the Dutch Damen shipyard in Vlissingen.
The story of the construction two ships has caused quite some confusion. We were then contacted by Swan Hellenic and we were promised an clarification of the situation.
The Ministry of Development of the Russian Far East proposed to introduce a service for promotion of Arctic tourism into the national project.
Russian Vodohod and British Swan Hellenic announce that they have commissioned two expedition ships. Looking at those, the ships are clearly the same ships.
Heritage Expeditions’ ship has reached New Zealand from Russia and is getting ready for the Antarctic season
VIVA Cruises will take over the expedition ship “SEAVENTURE” on November 1, 2020 and will be on route in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
Due to the COVID pandemic, many operators have cancelled their Antarctic season, while others are waiting. We offer an overview.
Almost all major expedition tour operators and shipping companies have now finally cancelled their Antarctic season due to the COVID pandemic.