The cruise industry strives to be an exemplary environmental steward, and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has shared its 2016 Environment Sustainability Report to indicate areas in which cruise ships are doing their part to better the natural environment.
After all, it’s like Richard D. Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited has said in the past, that it’s within the industry’s best interest to protect the destinations ships sail to and rely on for tourism.
In fact, I discovered on my last cruise that Cunard Line made environmental upgrades to its flagship Queen Mary 2 as part of its $132 million remastering, adding scrubbers in the process. Essentially, scrubbers help to reduce sulphur and particulate emissions by cleaning ship exhaust systems.
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Also, its corporate cousin, the new Carnival Vista from Carnival Cruise Line was just awarded the brand’s first “ECO Notation” from classification society Lloyd’s Register (pictured above). This means the ship has qualified as e