Despite popular opinion, the cruise industry is fully committed to protecting the world’s oceans, so-much-so that there’s no other industry with “stronger interest” in doing so.

That is, according to the cruise industry’s bosses, who recently revealed plans to reduce the rate of global fleet carbon emission by 40 percent before 2030.

Eleven years to almost half the harmful toxins released by an entire sector, how will the industry achieve it?


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Well, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), it’s no easy task but it’ll require all cruise line members to do something they’ve never done before – commit and collaborate together.

CLIA members such as Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Scenic, Norwegian Cruise Line, Avalon Waterways, etc. have agreed to cooperate and preserve the oceans by:

  • Introducing innovative technology in ship design and propulsion
  • Utilising liquid natural gas-powered ships
  • Deploying advanced air quality systems that reduce ship exhaust by up to 98 percent

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Global CLIA Chairman and Carnival Corporation President, Arnold Donald, said these initiatives are a “strong first step” towards achieving the vision, while Director of CLIA Australasia, believes they will have “real, measurable impact” on the destinations visited and waters sailed.


Does this give you peace of mind when cruising?