Friday 4 December 2009

Polar Issues Raised

The polar regions are seeing an increased push in demand for voyages and landings. With more ships and capacity appearing in these regions over the last decade, there is no shortage of issues at hands for the lines to deal with.

“All of a sudden we have a situation where there is a lot of interest in the Polar areas with the climate change hype,” said Sven Lindblad, president and founder of Lindblad Expeditions. “Companies are waking up and saying ‘hey we’re going to take some people to Antarctica today,’ without any prior knowledge. It would be like me waking up tomorrow and wanting to run tours in Vegas.”

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1 comment:

  1. I agree with Sven’s statement, because I work at Lindblad and I know their history in polar regions. For 40 years both Sven and his father have taken people to the Arctic and Antarctica. Sven’s dad, Lars Eric Lindblad, took the first non-scientific expedition to Antarctica in 1967. Working on these voyages today is just as exciting as when I started six years ago. A new dimension of my job is writing the Lindblad Expeditions blog. I invite you to check it out at to find out more about more about us and our polar expeditions. LindaG