Regent says goodbye to plastic in switch to Vero water

Vero water will be offered in suites, restaurants, lounges and bars fleetwide on Regent by mid-June. Seven Seas Explorer is pictured Vero water will be offered in suites, restaurants, lounges and bars fleetwide on Regent by mid-June. Seven Seas Explorer is pictured PHOTO: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Closely following its sister company Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is transitioning from plastic bottled water to Vero's glass-bottled water, starting this spring.

Vero is the gold-standard, on-premise water purification system in luxury hotels, resorts and Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide. Vero employs a proprietary five-stage nano-filtration process to reduce impurities, chemicals and imperfections.

Eliminates 2m plastic bottles a year

Regent said the change will eliminate about 2m plastic bottles a year across its fleet.

Vero’s on-board purification and filling process will enable the cruise line to purify, chill and serve still and sparking water in Vero luxury glass bottles still and sparkling water on all its ships. Vero Water is a sustainable alternative to traditional bottled water, eliminating single-use plastic bottles on all Regent voyages and reducing carbon emissions every time it’s served.

Vero water service will be implemented in two phases during the coming year. The first focuses on the water service in suites, restaurants, lounges and bars, with all ships to be completed by June 18. In a second phase, passengers will be provided with their own eco-friendly reusable Vero water bottle to use ashore during the cruise, and to take home after the voyage.

Posted 13 February 2019

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Anne Kalosh

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