Arctic cruise adventure holiday

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02 Sep 2017
£ 3499
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Arctic cruise adventure holiday

As a leader in Sustainable Tourism, we are committed to ensuring that all of our marine expeditions operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. All expeditions aboard the ship meet and exceed all environmental regulations and protocols in the regions that we visit.

Our end goal is to minimize the potential negative impact of tourism in the areas we operate while maximizing the positive impact of instilling a widened understanding and appreciation of these regions. During our voyages, we ask all our passengers that they see their visit to these areas as a privilege and that they share their newfound knowledge and experiences with others when they return home. We also hope that by bringing people to these regions that they continue to act as ambassadors and stewards of these areas.

Staff & Crew
Our crew and expedition team act as stewards of the environment and are well versed in the strict environmental protocols on board and on land. All of our travellers are thoroughly briefed in these protocols before being allowed to participate in excursions and are always supervised by our team when on shore.

Expedition Auctions
At the end of every M/S Expedition departure, we raffle our Captainís Sea Chart together with expedition books signed by the staff, the flag from the bow of the ship and many other items as souvenirs of the voyage. All proceeds are then donated through Planeterra to support the Bear Health project and the Save the Albatross campaign.

BearHealth: Svalbard, Arctic
Developed to address the health and wellbeing of polar bears due to the threats of global warming and pollution, the project aims to identify the effects of exposure to pollutants and climate change on the health of polar bears, and to compile the results in order to perform a total health assessment of polar bear populations in the Svalbard region. Our donation of £5,000 covered the cost of on-ship lab analyses of 50 Polar bears and funded the field work of one PhD student.

Marine Gas Fuel
The ship operates on marine gas oil, which is cleaner than truck diesel fuel as it offers lower sulfur dioxide emissions.

4-Stroke Outboard Engines In an effort to drastically reduce environmental pollutants 4-stroke outboard engines have been installed on all of our zodiacs. Our 4-stroke outboard motors produce less noise pollution and have engines similar to those of an automobile. Since there is no mixing of oil and gas the exhaust is intrinsically much cleaner and friendlier to the environment.

Rechargeable Batteries
We provide battery chargers and rechargeable batteries on the ship for use by our travellers as a way to decrease the consumption of batteries and their harmful effects on the environment.

Recycled non-chlorine bleached paper
In an attempt to reduce the amount of dioxins released into the environment through paper production, the ship has been stocked with recycled, non-chlorine bleached paper and toilet paper.

Planeterra Foundation & the ship gift shop
Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports local community projects and international charities around the world. Certain items sold in the shipís gift shop have been made by local communities in South America. By purchasing these items you will be directly supporting these artisans and proceeds also go to the Planeterra Foundationís community project fund.

Reviews of Arctic cruise adventure holiday

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The holiday was great throughout but the highlight has to be seeing our first
polar bear with 2 cubs! The scenery was also spectacular

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take a range of clothes for all temperatures. I did not expect it to be high 20s
200 miles north of the Arctic circle! but I wasn;t complaining!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


All efforts were made to reduce environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent trip, good mix of activities and high standard of food and
accommodation
HAVE EMAILED OP FOR CORRECT TRIP FOR THIS REVIEW - LJ 05/0814

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