Svalbard in depth cruise
Description of Svalbard in depth cruise
2024: 19 Jun, 11 Aug
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PlanetSailing in such delicate and pristine waters as those found in the Arctic and the vessel carrying out this expedition has been designed with a number of features to ensure it leaves as little impact as possible on the environment.
Firstly, it has one of the lowest polluting marine engines in the world, reducing emissions by 80% compared to traditional, tier 1 engines. Secondly, rather than a traditional anchor, which can negatively impact the sea floor, the ship has a virtual anchoring system using a combination of GPS, steering, propellers and thrusters to keep the boat in the same place.
Visitors must never disturb the Arctic wildlife. You cannot touch, feed or do anything to alter the behaviour of animals. Keep noise to a minimum and avoid flash photography. If you keep still and quiet, animals may approach you, however you must never interfere with them. Avoid damaging the unique plant-life. You’ll come across unique moss, lichen and herbs which can take decades to grow, so don’t damage or step on them.
PeopleWe are very proud to be a committed provider of holidays focused on responsible travel. We work closely with local suppliers who share our dedication to responsible tourism and who echo our values of having a positive impact on the environment, conservation and local communities.
All local guides mentioned in our itineraries are paid a fair wage, from the crew on your Arctic cruise, to the team of experts on board, to the drivers used for your transfers.
All of our partner operators aim to instill a widened understanding of the region and hope to inspire you to become an environmental advocate for the Arctic environ.
Many of the talks and lectures provided by the ship’s team of experts focus on conservation and the environment, and you are encouraged to return home and share what you’ve learned with loves ones in order to spread the message on the importance of preserving the planet.
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