Resuming our (to date one-sided) conversation regarding the increasing prevalence of voyages to polar regions, particularly by passenger ships, it should be noted that the IMO recently issued a notice consolidating earlier guidance it issued regarding ships operating in polar regions. In 2002, it issued a circular providing guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters. A guide for cold water survival was issued in 2006. Guidance on voyage planning for passenger ships operating in remote areas was issued in 2007. Work is currently on-going to update these materials. Your thoughts on polar voyages in general and the available risk-reduction guidance are solicited.