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Crystal Cruises to offer 32-day Arctic climate cruise

Crystal Cruises has announced plans to become the first luxury cruise line to transport passengers across the Arctic Ocean via the famous Northwest Passage, 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Only as Arctic sea ice has retracted in recent years has navigating the passage without icebreakers become possible.

Costa Concordia returns to Genoa to be scrapped

The Costa Concordia arrived in Italy’s Voltri port, Genoa, on Sunday afternoon, 27 July, where it will now be scrapped, just a stone’s throw from the shipbuilding yard where it was built less than a decade ago.

The stricken vessel, wrecked two and a half years ago off the Italian island of Giglio, lay on its side until September 2013 when an operation to right the ship, headed by South African salvage expert Nick Sloane, was carried out.