cruise ships

AIDA Cruises to trial fuel cells in 2021

In line with its vision for an emission-neutral cruising, AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation, is planning the first practical trial of fuel cells aboard an AIDA ship by 2021, the company said in its sustainability report released Monday. 

Barcelona to limit cruise calls

According to the Guardian, Ada Colau, Barcelona’s mayor, promised to restrict the number of cruise ships calling the city ports. She believes that the limitations will decrease pollution in the city. The mayor continued that the limits proposed are set to reduce pollution in the city, where air quality regularly exceeds World Health Organization limits for nitrogen oxide and PM10 particulates.

Carnival to help achieve 40% reduction of cruise industry’s emissions by 2030

Carnival Corporation published its ninth annual sustainability report, outlining the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The full 2018 report, “Sustainability from Ship to Shore,” was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative standard.

Cruise sector supports sustainability with New Manifesto

During an international cruise conference that took place in Copenhagen, 29 cruise destinations signed the Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto, a manifesto pledging increased sustainability in the Baltic Sea region’s ports and cities.

Carnival opens LNG cruise ship terminal in port of Barcelona

Major cruise firm Carnival Corporation officially opened its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona with an inauguration ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives. The Helix terminal will accommodate Carnival’s new class of next-generation “green” cruise ships to be fully operated by LNG.

Ports of Auckland releases report on shore power for ships

The study selected cruise ships, as the cruise industry has been proactive at addressing environmental issues over the past decade and these vessels are more frequently fitted with the on-board infrastructure required. This, along with high individual electricity demand while at berth is expected to increase utilisation.

Royal Caribbean sets its targets for 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have recently announced a five-year global partnership to help ensure the long-term health of the oceans. The partners will set measurable and achievable sustainability targets that will reduce Royal Caribbean’s environmental footprint, raise awareness about ocean conservation among the company’s more than five million guests, and support WWF’s global oceans conservation work.

Leading cruise lines support ocean conservation

Leading cruise lines announced partnerships with ocean conservation non profits to improve and sustain world’s oceans and seas. Carnival Corporation will host the Nature Conservancy’s Mapping Ocean Wealth Annual Meeting Being at Miami and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. together with WWF announced their five-year partnership setting ambitious and measurable goals to reduce company’s environmental footprint.

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