23 Nov, 2017

COLUMBIA Cruise Services official IAATO member

COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) joins international organization advocating and promoting the practice of safe and environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic

Founded by seven private tour operators in 1991, the “International Association Antarctica Tour Operators” (IAATO) connects today over 100 member companies from all over the world. Besides providing an expertise-forum to the Antarctic travel industry to share their expertise, opinions and best practices, the IAATO’s core-mission is to have no more than minor or transitory impact to the Antarctic environment. Particularly with self-regulatory operational requirements each member commits itself hereto.

As a Manager of expedition cruise vessels it is our responsibility to provide our utmost support to preserve and protect the unique environment of the Antarctica and its associated ecosystems. We are proud to participate in this esteemed association and are looking forward to the exchange with our branch-colleagues” comments CCS Managing Director Olaf Groeger on the IAATO membership.

COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) successfully passed the application process and joined the IAATO as associate members officially in October 2017.


[Photo Credit to Hapag Lloyd Cruises]