AECO welcomes new team member

April 29th, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Isabelle Howells as our new communications assistant. Her work includes supporting the various elements of AECO’s communication strategy, writing content and press releases as well as promoting the organisation’s online presence. Isabelle studied marketing and public relations at university and has since become familiar with the Arctic cruise expedition industry, […]

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises rejoins AECO

April 29th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome Hapag-Lloyd Cruises back to the organization, as a Provisional member. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is a Hamburg-based cruise company that operates small luxury expedition ships as well as two luxury cruise vessels. AECO looks forward to a rewarding cooperation.  

AECO signs MOU with Government of Nunavut

April 16th, 2019

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 16, 2019) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on cruise ship tourism in the territory. “The GN is committed to diversifying and improving economic opportunities to encourage self-reliance and provide local employment in […]

New guidelines for private yachts 

April 16th, 2019

To ensure sustainable and safe travel, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has issued guidelines for private yachts sailing to and in the Arctic. The guidelines will help yacht operators plan a safe and considerate voyage as well as provide other valuable information. AECO has also launched a website where additional information and […]

Have you checked your baggage for alien species?

April 12th, 2019

Are you travelling to the Arctic? Seeds, insects and parasites can travel with you as stowaways without your knowledge. A new short film explains how you can avoid bringing unwanted species that can threaten the vulnerable Arctic environment.

Arctic search and rescue exercise gathers cruise industry and responders

April 11th, 2019

More than 80 representatives from the Arctic expedition cruise industry, the search and rescue sector and academia participated in the Fourth Joint Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) Workshop and Tabletop Exercise in Reykjavik this week.

Job opening: Environmental Agent

April 4th, 2019

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international association for Arctic expedition cruise operators and associated industries. AECO main objectives are to ensure environmentally friendly, safe and considerate tourism in the Arctic, and to advocate for the interests of our members. Our almost 70 international members operate more than 50 cruise vessels […]

AECO hires Marine Operations Agent

April 1st, 2019

AECO is pleased to announce that Mr. Brede Valanes has been hired as AECO’s new marine operations agent. Valanes assumed the position on April 1, 2019. Valanes is a certified Master Mariner and has experience from the coast guard, fisheries, oil and gas industry, as well as cruise tourism. In addition to working at sea, […]