High North News: French Cruise Ship Set to Travel to North Pole in 2021
May 22, 2019; The Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first icebreaking cruise ship, is scheduled to travel to the North Pole in 2021. While the vessel uses cleaner natural gas and is built to a Polar Class 2 standard, questions surrounding passenger safety and environmental impact remain.
“While Ponant is heading in the right direction, the Clean Arctic Alliance believes that shipping companies must embrace a future where international shipping is fueled entirely without the use of fossil fuels,” said Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance.
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Arctic Today: France’s Ponant to offer North Pole cruises starting in 2021