STATES CHRONICLE – Do you remember Titanic? Its story is not possible anymore because the ice is melting and this allows ships to cruise in the Arctic region. This happens due to climate change. The Crystal Serenity cruise ship has begun its journey that will go to the Northwest Passage and will end in New York, on Sept. 12. It is the first time when a cruise ship of these measures goes in the passage.
The ship has a weight of 69, 000 tons and it cost 350 million dollars. There can be more than one thousand guests and the crew is made of more than 650 people. We are waiting to see how the journey will be and what people on the ship will think about it. Even the ice melted, the journey can be dangerous as many people lost their lives while navigating to the Arctic region. It is easy for a ship to get caught in the ice, but people are not worried because the climate change effects are helping them regarding this matter.
Moreover, Crystal Cruises said that this ship was designed for ice and there were sailors who have years of experience in the Arctic region. It will also have two helicopters on the board and more safety measures. People should have no reason to worry as the company wanted them to feel safe during this new trip. They knew that Northwest Passage is not the safest place to make a cruise, so they had to face the potential for a ship disaster. If something will happen, there will be not only many deaths, but also the sea will be in danger with all that pollution. We hope this journey will be fine and everyone will enjoy the Arctic.
What was the price for this cruise? People paid between 22 000 and 120 000 dollars for it. They were also asked to pay 50 000 dollars in evacuation insurance. All the seats were sold and the company has already said that they will this router again next year.
While this journey is very interesting, we should pay more attention to climate change. Even though now we can enjoy its effects by visiting places we were not able to, in the future things will change. The ice will melt and the sea level will rise. Our houses will be in danger and must do something if we want our children to have a better place to live.
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