Industry Commitments, Cruise Line Initiatives, and Green Ship Technology
Royal Caribbean Group 2021 Seastainability Report
Royal Caribbean Group released its 2021 sustainability report, providing an update on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework and activities across its three brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.
Hurtigruten Group Launches ESG Report
Hurtigruten Group opens its books on emissions and social responsibility and commits to science-based targets in its new ESG report. The report offers an in-depth review of Hurtigruten Group’s path towards sustainable travel in the future.
Virgin Voyages Releases First Brand Impact Report
Virgin Voyages shared its first brand impact report, documenting how the cruise line plans to deliver on its promises of delivering one of the best holidays at sea while making a positive difference for people and the planet.
Ponant Eyes Carbon Neutral Ship
Ponant is getting closer to building a new concept cruise ship that will be carbon neutral, according to CEO Hervé Gastinel.“We want the most modern fleet with the best technology aboard,” Gastinel noted.
Avalon Plans Greener River Voyages
Avalon Waterways introduces its green Lighthouse Project to protect the rivers it sails on. The Lighthouse Project focuses on three main categories, with the mission of nurturing a culture of care and sustainability that extends to its guests: Planet, People, and Places.
How Cruise Travel Is Sailing Into a Sustainable Future
The cruise industry has embarked on a sustainability revolution – pursuing innovations including renewable resources, regenerative travel, tech-informed energy solutions, wildlife conservation and more.
Regent Seven Seas Unveils New Eco-Connect Tours
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Eco-Connect concept features 150 tours worldwide where guests can engage with local groups and businesses to learn how they are working to conserve and sustain their surrounding environment.
Seatrade Cruise Talk – Sustainability Outlook 2022
This edition of Seatrade Cruise Talk features Landry & Kling CEO Joyce Landry and representatives from several cruise lines and ports. The industry leaders discuss their sustainability visions and outlooks for 2022.
AIDA Cruises delivers new LNG-powered cruise ship
AIDA Cruises took delivery of its newest cruise ship AIDAcosma, powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) – currently the maritime sector’s most advanced technology for reducing emissions.
Silversea Cruises’ 1st LNG-powered ship Silver Nova
Silversea Cruises says German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has started construction of its first LNG-powered cruise ship Silver Nova. The vessel will be the first hybrid, luxury cruise ship free of local emissions at port.
MSC Cruises To Test Fuel Cells on World Europa
MSC Cruises announced that the first of MSC’s next generation ships, the World Europa, will have two 75 kW solid oxide fuel cells onboard running on natural gas. The gas will come from the LNG that will fuel the ship’s main engines.
Aura Expeditions Certified 100% Carbon Neutral
Aurora Expeditions announced its certification as 100-percent carbon neutral. This certification was achieved in partnership with South Pole – an emission reductions project developer and global climate action expert.
New Ponant ship ‘first to take on LNG in France’
Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot is the first cruise ship to be refueled with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in France. The ship employs the latest green technologies, starting with LNG, claimed to be the cleanest maritime fuel available.
Hurtigruten Expeditions 3rd battery hybrid powered ship
Hurtigruten Expeditions continues to push boundaries for green travel: As expedition cruising restarts, the world leader in exploration travel introduces the expedition cruise line’s third battery-hybrid powered ship – MS Otto Sverdrup.
Viking Octantis Will Offer Sustainable Expedition Cruising
The 378-passenger Viking Octantis is scheduled to set sail in early 2022. The Octantis has a Polar Class 6 hull that can sail in 75 centimeters of ice thickness and has been designed to be ready for zero emissions.