Tag: Antarctica cruises

Antarctica cruises
Wednesday, May 8th 2013 - 21:52 UTC

IATTO expects Antarctic tourism to grow 3% next 2013/14 season

A new five-year Strategic Plan, an expanded Membership and committee structure, and a new yacht dockside observer program were among the items adopted at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), held April 22-24 in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 - 20:52 UTC

HMS Protector rescues cruise liner at risk of becoming trapped in Antarctica ice

MV Fram seen from HMS Protector. Credit: Sub Lt Stacey Royal Canadian Navy/MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

A Norwegian cruise liner at risk of becoming trapped in thick ice off the coast of Antarctica was guided to safety by the Royal Navy in a two-hour operation, an incident which occurred a week ago and has only emerged.

Thursday, October 27th 2011 - 06:24 UTC

Ushuaia feeling the pinch from Chile’s seduction policy to attract cruise vessels

The ‘Ushuaia’ went for repairs to Punta Arenas

Argentina’s extreme south city and Antarctica cruise hub, Ushuaia is feeling the pinch from the latest Chilean measures to attract more vessels and is requesting a costs adjustment to improve competition conditions.

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