Is Cruising environmentally-friendly?


With the growing concerns for the environment and sustainability, consumers are increasingly seeking environmentally responsible brands.

Did you know that CLIA Cruise Lines have invested more than $1 billion in advanced emissions technologies and alternative fuels? CLIA worked with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop mandatory measures for a 30 per cent reduction in new ship CO2 emissions by 2025.

Here are many quick and interesting facts to share with your cruise customers on actions taken by the cruise companies:

  • Some cruise lines will no longer offer plastic straws, and the others will eliminate single-use plastics by 2022.
  • Some cruise lines have committed to replacing plastic as much as possible. For example, plastic laundry bags have been replaced with easier-to-recycle paper laundry bags.
  • Did you know a cruise ship is a recycling plant? Cruise ships recycle six times more per passenger than the average person on land. Some cruise ships recycle or re-purpose nearly 100 per cent of the waste generated onboard by reducing, reusing, donating, recycling and converting waste into energy.
  • Some cruise ships recycle cooking oil which can be turned into fuel and food waste, which can be converted into energy for onboard use.