As part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, operating the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, announced it is eliminating single-use plastic straws across its fleet of 26 ships and two island destinations.
This summer, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators is working with cruise operators on identifying how the expedition cruise industry can drastically reduce the use of disposable plastics on ships. AECO will also continue to engage thousands of cruise passengers in beach cleanups in the Arctic.
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, has signed an agreement of cooperation with Norwegian-based NGO Bellona Foundation to focus in improvement of environmental and sustainability impact, as part of their shared vision of a more sustainable cruise industry.
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.
The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the port of Kiel and the Costa Group signed a Declaration of Intent on the joint promotion of environmentally-friendly cruise tourism in the port of Kiel. The parties seek to further develop a sustainable and future-proof maritime infrastructure, economy and tourism in northern Germany.
The cruise line revealed plans to eliminate single-use plastics from its fleet operations on its three lines, The aim is to investigate ways to reduce the amount of plastics used in the daily operations of their combined 38 ships and ultimately terminate all single-use plastic.
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.
In honor of UN Day, on October 24, and the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, CLIA reminded cruise industry’s commitment to sustainable practices noting that the industry has had the most impact on six of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Carnival Corporation has released its 2016 sustainability report, as part of the launch of its new sustainability website. The report and complementary site detail the company’s sustainability efforts and the progress made in 2016 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals, across its 10 cruise brands.
Within the scope of the Old City Harbour development, Port of Tallinn is planning the construction of a new cruise terminal, which is to be designed with sustainable and smart solutions in mind, to transform the area.
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