Category: Cruises

Can a cruise ship be sustainable?

The cruise industry has such a bad reputation. Despite the public’s professed concern over climate change, searches for cruise holidays are on the rise again. Can cruise ships be sustainable?

How to Tread Lightly in Fragile Places

Organizing a responsible visit to sensitive areas like the Galápagos Islands or Antarctica involves research, decoding certifications and possibly a travel adviser.

Overtourism: From Venice to Marseilles, here’s how European travel hotspots are tackling overtourism

From cruise-ship taxes to number plate systems, here’s how Europe’s travel hotspots are coping with overtourism.

Is big cruising too big for local communities?

Cruise tourism is cast as a win-win for all parties as tourists have great holidays, local destinations have boatloads of visitors brought right to their shores and the cruise companies rake in profits. So why are local communities increasingly protesting this supposedly great sector?

Can travel to the Arctic ever be sustainable?

With the Arctic warming three times faster than the rest of the planet, can travel to the region ever be sustainable? Environmentalists say time is running out for the Arctic. Some damage is irreversible, but long-term strategies for sustainable tourism could help to protect this precious region for many generations to come.

Sustainability is in the DNA of the company: Interview with Hans Lagerweij

Having recognised the negative effects of climate change on the environment, Hans Lagerweij from Albatros Expeditions explains the company's commitment to improving fuel efficiency...

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