Seabourn joins AECO

June 27th, 2014

AECO welcomes Seabourn as new Provisional Member Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra luxury cruising 26 years ago. Its fleet of six intimate, all-suite ships, carries between 208 and 450 guests. On board, guests are served by a crew numbering nearly as many as the guests. Seabourn has planned Arctic cruises from 2016.


June 17th, 2014

When established in 1982, Grand Nord Grand Large (GNGL) was a pioneer travel agency in France, specialized  in extraordinary polar excursions. This includes cruises in the Antarctic on Russian scientific vintage vessels, kayaking excursions, and dog-sledding. Presently GNGL offers  cruises on old rigs, legendary yachts, icebreakers, and expeditions boats. Grand Nord Grand Large is Oceanwide Expeditions’ general sales […]

AECO develops Site Guidelines for Greenland

June 11th, 2014

AECO has in cooperation with Visit Greenland and a number of other project-partners received 80.000 DKK from NORDREGIO (Nordic Council of Ministers Arctic Co-operation Program) to carry out a feasibility study, which will look at if and how site specific guidelines for Greenland can be developed. This site-guideline Greenland feasibility study will be carried out […]

New Animated Guidelines

June 3rd, 2014

Visitors to the Arctic can learn about safe, environmentally friendly and considerate behavior in the Arctic through a new animation developed by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). The new 9-minute animation shows visitors what they can and cannot do when travelling in the Arctic in a down-to-earth and entertaining way. During the […]

Very active Austfonna glacier

June 2nd, 2014

Ship operators needs to observe that a Svalbard glacier pushes lots if ice into the ocean. The very large Basin-3 on Austfonna is surging for the first time in 140 years. It is now probably pouring more ice into the ocean than all of Svalbard’s other glaciers combined. These are findings using the European Union’s […]

AECO-meeting, Providence

June 2nd, 2014

IAATO’s 25. Annual Meeting took place in Providence, Rhode Island this past week. AECO was just one of more than 120 participants from polar tourism organizers and other stakeholders.  While attending the meeting AECO’s secretariat and chair invited members and future members to a lunch-meeting, a presentation of AECO and AECO’s activities and gave a general […]