‘New Titanic’ could happen as huge cruise ships sail into Arctic again, experts warn

Another Titanic is pretty much imminent Clipper Adventurers navigating through sea ice Northwest Passage, Nunavut
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A Titanic-style disaster could happen as huge luxury cruise ships return to Arctic waters, as global warming clears channels into the ice.

A first luxury cruise ship sailed safely through Canada’s Northwest Passage this summer.

The route, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans via the Arctic, was once clogged with icebergs but is now ice-free in summer due to global warming.

With a minimum ticket price of $19,755, the 1,700 passengers and crew on board the Crystal Serenity followed – in reverse – the route first navigated more than a century ago by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

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