Costa Cruises' corporate policy provides for: (1) the adoption of detailed operating standards; (2) the installation of specific technologically advanced equipment for the treatment and processing of waste; and (3) regular environmental audits to measure and improve the Company's environmental performance. Environmental issues and conformity with the relevant international regulations are managed by the Environmental Compliance Department, with a dedicated Environmental Officer on board every ship. The company has also adopted a rigorous program of training and education for its personnel. Attention is also paid to raising the awareness of Guests, with passenger orientation sensitizing people in various ways during their stay on board to the need to protect the (marine) environment.
Crystal Cruises is committed to developing plans for preventing pollution, complying with worldwide environmental regulations, and continually improving their environmental management system to minimize and reduce the environmental impact of their operations. They are also dedicated to raising shipboard and shoreside awareness of responsible and respectful treatment of the environments through which their ships travel. They encourage their guests and employees to actively support their "Crystal Clean" environmental and educational efforts both on board and shoreside.
|Disney Cruise Line|
Following the lead of both the Walt Disney World Resort and the cruise industry in general, Disney Cruise Line practices environmentally friendly operations, especially in the areas of waste disposal and fuel handling. Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line's 1,000-acre island in The Bahamas, was developed with great care and attention to ensure that the natural environment was undisturbed and to exceed all requirements for protecting and conserving terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Disney Cruise Line requires an environmental training class for all new crew members, which includes details about waste separation, waste minimization, and environmental circles of excellence. The Walt Disney Company also supports marine research and conservation programs. More than 60 marine conservation projects have been supported by the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund to date, totaling nearly $1 million.
|Holland America Line|
In June 2006, Holland America Line's Environmental Management System was certified to conform to the ISO 14001 standard by an independent registrar - Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. This certification recognizes Holland America Line's adherence to environmental standards, commitment to continual improvement and a policy to prevent pollution. The company's Environmental Management System requires an Environmental Officer on board each ship to provide environmental training and to oversee shipboard compliance with environmental laws, regulations, industry standards and company policies. All crew members receive basic environmental training to assure they know the requirements and procedures necessary to protect the environment. In addition, corporate headquarters has an Environmental Compliance Programs department that provides training and guidance to the fleet. The Vice President of this department reports directly to the President and CEO.
|M/V Galapagos Explorer II M / V Galapagos Explorer II/ V Galapagos Explorer II|
The M/V Galapagos Explorer II, which operates cruises in the Galapagos Islands, received the International Certification ISO 14001: 2004 of Environmental Management, in recognition of the incorporation into its tourism operation of strict international standards and codes relating to improvement, control and preservation of the environment. Canodros S.A., owner of the M/V Galapagos Explorer II, received "SMART Voyager" certification in 2000 for compliance with standards for wildlife conservation, water protection, and welfare of workers and local communities.
|Norwegian Cruise Lines|
Norwegian Cruise Lines reports investing heavily not just in new environmental protection technology but also on a shore side department devoted to environmental protection and has placed trained environmental officers onboard every NCL ship. NCL has also undertaken environmental training for all of crew members. The company meets or exceeds all international, U.S., state and local port regulations such as the international MARPOL regulations, United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). MARPOL is the international framework of environmental regulation for ships as found in the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. Each year, every NCL ship is audited by an audit team to ensure compliance of all US and international environmental regulations and to ensure that NCL engages in the best possible practices and procedures to protect the environment. The audit includes a week long, thorough examination of each ship, and concludes with a report to the Risk Management Committee for review.
As part of the Carnival Corporation, Princess Cruises is committed to: (1) Protecting the health, safety and security of their passengers, guests, employees and all others working on behalf of the Company, thereby promoting an organization that is free of injuries, ill health and loss; (2) Protecting the environment, including the marine environment in which our vessels sail and the communities in which they we operate, minimizing adverse environmental consequences, and using resources efficiently; (3) Fully complying with or exceeding all legal and statutory requirements related to health, environment, safety and security throughout our business activities; and (4) Assigning health, environment, safety and security matters the same priority as other critical business matters.
|Royal Caribbean International|
Royal Caribbean International believes that they have a special responsibility to protect our marine ecosystems and that clean oceans are good for the environment, good for their guests and good for their business. They report investing in state-of-the-art treatment technologies, such as Advanced Wastewater Purification (AWP) systems, to reduce their impact on the environment. In addition to meeting or often exceeding environmental laws and regulations through their "Above and Beyond Compliance" policies, they closely monitor their activities at sea and on land to ensure standards are strictly maintained. Royal Caribbean manages its business with a philosophy of social responsibility, environmental protection and good corporate citizenship.