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Expedition Cruises: Tourism In Fragile Ecosystems


March 4, 2020

13:00 - 13:45

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • Expedition cruises: a fast and rapidly growing market segment. 
  • Uniqueness, authenticity and luxury on board of small high-tech ships at an ultra-exclusive level of comfort in remote regions of the world.
  • What are the operational and logistical challenges in remote regions of the world? 
  • How do shipping companies deal with the ecological challenges? 
  • How can expedition cruises be made environmentally friendly and how can luxury and sustainability be reconciled? 
  • Above all, will the announced armada of new ships lead to overtourism in the Arctic and Antarctic as well?
Moderated by:

Thomas P. Illes, Owner & CEO, thilles consulting GmbH, Cruise Analyst, University Lecturer and Journalist

Panel guests:

Ove Dimmen, Sales Manager, Ulstein Verft

Nicolas Dubreuil, Polar & Tropical Expedition Expert, Director of Sustainability & Expedition Cruises, Ponant

Mike Louagie, Freelance Cruise & Ferry Photographer/Writer/Consultant

Robin West, Vice President of Expedition Operations & Planning, Seabourn