In The News


Tidbits and tattles about the sustainability industry, happening in real-time.

Hurtigruten Makes Huge Investment in Batteries and Biofuel

Batteries, shore power and biofuel are at the core of Hurtigruten Group’s large-scale green upgrade of the entire fleet of Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express ships. The result: CO2 emissions will be reduced by least 25 percent and NOx emissions cut by 80 percent, as all seven ships will undergo significant green upgrades by 2023.

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Carnival Showcases Eco-Friendly Fuel Technology on Two New Ships

Carnival is the first cruise line to bring LNG to North America on the two 180,000-gross-ton Excel-class ships. They are among nine Excel-class ships from Carnival Corporation to employ this eco-friendly fuel, touted as one of the cleanest in the world that will significantly reduce emissions with cleaner exhaust.

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Crystal Cruises Announces Partnership With California Ocean Alliance

Crystal Cruises has announced a new partnership with the California Ocean Alliance (COA), an organization dedicated to marine research to safeguard oceans for the protection of marine mammals worldwide. The new partnership with COA expands upon its wildlife conservation efforts, including its partnership with ORCA, a leading marine conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Shorepower is Coming to

Port of Miami

Miami Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced that Miami-Dade County signed a joint statement with six cruise companies – Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, and Virgin Voyages – and Florida Power and Light to bring shorepower to PortMiami.
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Dr. Sylvia Earle To Join Aurora Expeditions on a Cruise

Renowned marine conservationist, biologist, oceanographer and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle will be joining the nine-day expedition cruise to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez onboard Aurora Expeditions’ ship named after her.

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MSC Cruises Flexes Environmental Commitment with Green Tech

2021 will see two new MSC Cruises vessels enter the market, the MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore, and both ships will be equipped with a wide range of the latest-generation environmental technologies and equipment, according to the cruise line.

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Inchcape Shows Strong Leadership
in Response to Cruise Crisis

Inchcape is proactively developing leading-edge initiatives to support the industry in four key areas – sustainable cruise tourism development, holistic itinerary management (especially extended voyages and new destinations), crew logistics and business intelligence.
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Following a challenging year in 2020, new research shows there is resiliency and optimism heading into 2021

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization, has released the 2021 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report…As CLIA members worked to address the impacts of COVID-19, the cruise industry also remained focused on its commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future.
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Cruise Industry Sees Brighter Future After “Year Unlike Any Other”

The new ships arriving in 2021 reflect the cruise industry’s commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future. The CLIA report highlights the industry’s $23.5 billion investment in ships equipped with new technologies and using cleaner fuels to reduce carbon emissions.
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Bureau Veritas Awards Ponant Notation for Managing Underwater Noise

Bureau Veritas (BV) has announced that it has awarded its class notation NR614 for Underwater Radiated Noise to Ponant’s Le Jacques-Cartier, the last sister-ship in the brand’s Explorer series of six expedition class cruise ships. BV said that the award of the notation reflects Ponant’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its ships and operations.
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Sustainable, Responsible River Cruising

The vibrant and beautiful natural surroundings of the world’s rivers are a benefit of river cruising. And, it is up to Avalon Waterways – and other river cruise companies – to preserve this precious environment. This message of commitment is one Avalon holds dear and is sharing in time for the “International Day of Action for Rivers”.
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MSC Cruises Wins Marine Environment Protection Award

MSC Cruises has won at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) 2020 Marine Environment Protection Awards…The company said the award notes the its multifaceted environmental work and acknowledges three key sustainability milestones achieved in 2019.
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