Northern Public Affairs is proud to announce the release of our new issue focused on Arctic Cruises, Climate & Communities, guest edited by Heather E. McGregor. Climate change is contributing to a growing interest in Arctic tourism and to the viability of ship travel during the longer, more ice-free summers. Highlighted by the successful transit of the Crystal Serenity through the Northwest Passage in 2016, the increasing number of cruise ships operating in the Arctic raises many questions about impacts on, and benefits for, Northern communities.
This issue features perspectives on different models and outcomes of Arctic cruises, and how cruise tourism should be regulated. It shares experiences of those working in cruise tourism, on educational cruises, and teaching about climate change. It also features the results of deep learning experiences while visiting the Arctic by ship: songs written, photographs taken, and moments of transformation.