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NCL eliminates single-use plastic beverage bottles

Following the trend around the ban of single-use plastics, the Norwegian Cruise Line announced that is now single-use plastic beverage bottle free across its fleet. The company announced a collaboration with JUST® Goods, Inc., which helped the cruise line change all single-use plastic water bottles across its 17-ship fleet, beginning with its most recent ship, Norwegian Encore.

Norwegian Cruise Line boosts presence in Alaska

The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings issued a statement informing that it will expand and boost its presence in the cruise market of Alaska, amid its rapid development, following a 30-year agreement with Ward Cove Dock Group, LLC, in order to construct a new double ship pier located at Ward Cove, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Watch: Norwegian Encore floats out

On August 17th, 2019, Norwegian Encore successfully completed a major construction milestone, when it emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Papenburg, Germany. Norwegian Encore will be at the shipyard port for the final phase of construction, before its conveyance up the Ems River and towards the North Sea at the end of September.

‘Norwegian Encore’ to leave the dock within August

Norwegian shipbuilder Meyer Werft announced the imminent launch of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, expected in the morning hours of 17 August 2019.  Once Norwegian Encore has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard’s out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding.

Hurtigruten, partner to power vessels with dead fish

Hurtigruten, expedition cruise line signed a deal with Norway-based Biokraft to supply climate-neutral liquified biogas (LBG) – and power ships with fuel made from dead fish and other organic waste. The partnership includes near-daily delivery of biogas produced from organic waste to Hurtigruten ships, the first cruise ships in the world to be powered by fossil-free LBG.

New pier to be built at Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) will collaborate with Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corporation to build a second cruise pier in Icy Strait Point, Huna Totem’s world-class cruise ship destination in Hoonah, Alaska.

Cruise ships to be powered by rotten fish byproduct

Norwegian cruise ships operator, Hurtigruten, decided to retrofit its ships to make them more eco-friendly, and plans to use a byproduct from dead fish and other organic waste in order to power their engines. Liquified biogas is a fossil-free, renewable gas produced from dead fish and other organic waste, , while it is considered one of the most eco-friendly fuels available.

Cruise lines change routes ahead of hurricane Florence

A number of cruise lines have changed their routes ahead of hurricane Florence. Namely, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line altered their itineraries in order to avoid the hurricane, which was said to become a major hurricane by Monday, September 10.

Norwegian Cruise Line reduces single-use plastics across fleet

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.

New cruise terminal to be built at PortMiami

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Miami-Dade County have reached an agreement to amend and restate a cruise terminal agreement including the construction of a new Cruise Terminal B at PortMiami. The agreement guarantees the county a minimum of 1.3 million Norwegian Cruise Line passenger moves annually.


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