Passengers on the MS Amundsen described Petersburg as “the coziest of places.”
Experts said the Coast Guard cutter Healy’s trip through the Northwest Passage signifies a willingness to cooperate between Canada and the United States.
2020 would have been a big year for cruising in Nome with fourteen ships originally scheduled to make port.
As of Aug. 31, Arctic sea ice coverage dropped to the third-lowest extent on satellite record for that day, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The first cruise ship to pass through the Port of Nome will arrive in July. So far, seven ships have booked arrangements to stop in Nome this year.
The Cutter Maple became the sixth Coast Guard vessel ever to transit the famed Northwest Passage last summer, when it completed the 8,000-mile trip from Sitka to Baltimore, Maryland. Despite almost a year of planning, the trip was no cakewalk.
The Maple’s trip is intended to celebrate the anniversary of the Coast Guard’s last trip through the Northwest Passage and to re-establish logistics with Canada for securing the important waterway.
As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.
The luxury liner Crystal Serenity is on its way from Seward to New York City through the Northwest Passage. It’s the largest cruise ship to navigate the route, which hugs the coasts of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. And it’s attracted international attention, with many wondering if it’s a sign of what’s to come as the…
The Pachamama Band, also known to a few as the Schwoerer family singers, are all members of one Swiss family that has been living at sea for the past sixteen years. They’ve been sailing around the world in a boat called Pachamama, educating people about climate change and re-strengthening humanity’s relationship with nature.