If your perception of cruising is 5,000 passenger ships with ice skating rinks, water parks, luxury vessels with white glove service and butlers or even the now very popular river cruises, there is an entire additional category that is roughly referred to as expedition and specialty cruising.

Quark Expeditions has been around for 25 years and only does polar travel.

Cruise expedition guest luxury passenger Ponant ship travel vessel year


Two cargo ships are currently being detailed in ports in Panama and South Africa under court orders, in the latest sign of difficulty for those involved in exports from Western Sahara, a territory in west Africa occupied by Morocco since 1975. The vessel is carrying phosphate rock from Western Sahara.

cargo Carrying De due owned Panama Phosphate Sahara vessel Western