Expedition Cruising

Who Claims The Title Of First Battery Powered Ship?

Who Claims The Title Of First Battery Powered Ship?

And the title goes to…….Hurtigruton! Today, the leader in exploration travel revealed images of the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen. The ship features state-of-the-art green technology consisting of large battery packs that compensate for spinning reverse and aid in peak shaving. Extra electric power generated from these batteries will allow the engines to function at optimal levels and in turn reduce fuel usage and CO2 emissions exponentially. The ship can also run at full battery power for short periods of time, adding to its already minimal carbon footprint.

Crystal Cruises Names Captain Of Expedition Yacht Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Cruises Names Captain Of Expedition Yacht Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Cruises has named a Captain for its groundbreaking expedition yacht, the Crystal Endeavor. Captain Thomas Larsen will lead the Endeavor on her maiden voyage from Tokyo in August of 2020.

Scenic Eclipse Passes Important Milestone

Scenic Eclipse Passes Important Milestone

After being hit with seemingly endless problems at the shipyard, Scenic Cruises can at last breathe a deep sigh of relief. Yesterday, the Scenic Eclipse, what the company calls the world’s first Discovery Yacht, completed its ever important sea trails with flying colors. This news comes amidst a year of setbacks, as construction delays and strikes at the Croatian shipyard where the Eclipse was being built forced Scenic to delay the ships launch date. Now, it appears the August 15, 2019 official launch date will become reality, which should please some disgruntled Scenic patrons.

Announcing UnCruise Adventures

Announcing UnCruise Adventures

Hi travelers! We have some very exciting news to share and it involves trying out something new. A big part of our job here at Cruises & Beyond is to understand the travel products that we share with you. In about one month’s time, we’ll be joining one of our newest travel partners, UnCruise Adventures, on a 7 day expedition style cruise to the Hawaiian islands of Molokai, Lana’i, Maui and Hawai’i (the Big Island).

A New Age: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A New Age: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Over the past year, there has been robust and almost frenzy-like activity by cruise lines to enter the luxury yacht expedition market. The popularity of this type of travel has grown so considerably that brands who have historically been in the hotel and resort game have announced an expansion into the ultra-luxury yachting market. Last year, the Ritz-Carlton revealed concrete plans to launch three new mega yachts to begin sailing in 2020. Fast forward a year later, the first of three has touched water for the first time.

A Peek Into Crystal Cruises' New Polar Class Ship

A Peek Into Crystal Cruises' New Polar Class Ship

Crystal Cruises continues to update and expand its luxury product. They're full speed ahead with their new polar class expedition cruise, the Crystal Endeavor. Today, they share with us their first renderings of the soon-to-be world’s first purpose-built polar class megayacht.