We are passionate about the polar regions and work actively with the issue of sustainability on several levels. We value care and small scale and strive to make as small impression as possible.
YOUR TRIP IS CLIMATE COMPENSATED
As an organizer of expedition cruises, we cannot escape the fact that we emit greenhouse gases on our trips. Until renewable fuels are available in our industry, we choose to climate compensate for our emissions. Our goal is also to overcompensate every year to slowly pay nature back for emissions we made back in time.
BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE POLAR REGIONS!
During a trip, we hope that our needs gain a new understanding of our ecosystem and the various challenges of animal life - and see the problems that come with a warmer planet. Back home, we hope that our needs tell others about their experiences. An increased awareness of the fragility of nature can hopefully lead to an increased commitment and a lifestyle at home that contributes to the preservation of the world's nature. It is how we act in everyday life that has the greatest impact even on the polar regions - it is easy to forget.
We are members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). We support responsible tourism that has the least possible impact on the landscape and wildlife. To ensure this, all IAATO members work according to established rules of conduct. We ask you to respect these rules. You will receive more information about this on board.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL FINDINGS
In many of the places we visit there are remains that are interesting to us as well as to researchers and historians. These places are valuable from many aspects and should be preserved as intact as possible.
Please use consideration and caution when visiting archaeological and historical sites. Also, never bring souvenirs and never pick up objects in these places as this can destroy the context and the scientific value can be lost. This also applies to more modern buildings and burial grounds.
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