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Industry Commitments, Cruise Line Initiatives, and Green Ship Technology

Royal Caribbean Group Unveils 2021 Seastainability Report

Royal Caribbean Group released its 14th annual sustainability report, providing an update on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework and activities across its three wholly owned brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

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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. 

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MSC Cruises’ Summer Shore Excursions Target Sustainability

MSC Cruises’ summer 2022 program of shore excursions will have its strongest ever focus on minimizing the environmental impact of land-based tours and supporting nature-positive activities.  Low carbon footprint excursions include 150 bicycle tours available in 21 countries. 

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Ponant Eyes Carbon Neutral Ship

Ponant Charcot

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.

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Avalon Plans Greener River Voyages 

Avalon Illumination

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.

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How Cruise Travel Is Sailing Into a Sustainable Future

Silver Nova

The cruise industry has embarked on a sustainability revolution – pursuing innovations including renewable resources, regenerative travel, tech-informed energy solutions, wildlife conservation and more.

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Regent Seven Seas Unveils New Eco-Connect Tours

Regent Seven Seas Eco-tour Lavender

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.

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Seatrade Cruise Talk – Sustainability Outlook 2022

Seatrade Cruise Talk Panel

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. 

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AIDA Cruises delivers new LNG-powered cruise ship 

AIDACosma

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.

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Silversea Cruises’ 1st LNG-powered ship Silver Nova 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Viking Octantis Will Offer Sustainable Expedition Cruising

Viking Octantis

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.

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