Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions

Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions

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Cruises are the primary form of tourism in the Polar Regions and cruise ship tourism in both the Arctic and Antarctic is expanding rapidly. The industry has moved beyond its infancy, and is now entering a maturing phase with increased numbers and types of vessels, more demanding routes, and more regular and predictable patterns of activity. The increase in cruise activities, and the associated risks of accidents, as well as the potential and actual impacts of the large numbers of tourists in the polar regions bring with it management challenges for sustainable use of these regions. This book discusses critically the issues around environmental and social sustainability of the cruise industry in Polar Regions. Authors from Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are experts in their respective fields and take an innovative, critical and at times controversial approach to the subject.Princess Cruises, for example, offers visits to the galley, laundry, backstage in the theatre, the engine control room, print shop, photo ... There is comparatively less emphasis on onboard revenue on small expedition-type cruise ships. ... in some cases as much as 90 per cent (Sandiford, 2003; CMC, 2007) a€“ of what passengers pay onboard for a shore excursion. ... The problem with the division of proceeds is that a passenger spending US$100 for an excursion expects a product worthanbsp;...

Title:Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions
Author:Michael Luck, Patrick T. Maher, Emma J. Stewart
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-23


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