In a novel and perhaps precedent-setting initiative that adds to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s arsenal of efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the cruise giant is backing a wind farm that will enable it to offset up to 12% of its ships' CO2 output.
Naturetours.com, a small ship expedition company that sails further in to the Amazon than any other line, is relaunching its signature vessel, Tucano, after an extensive refit. The work enhanced the accommodations and public spaces while keeping Tucano one of the most sustainable ships around.
Blue World Voyages, whose motto is 'Active Lifestyle Cruising,' has formed a partnership with 'Yoga Journal,' a leading authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle for four decades. In addition the line will ally with the International SeaKeepers Society.
Nearly 20 companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries have joined forces to advocate for exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) and adherence to the International Maritime Organization's 0.5% global sulfur cap in 2020.
Estonia’s border authorities have launched a hybrid patrol vessel that both protects the environment from oil spills and cuts fuel consumption, thanks to innovative hybrid electric propulsion from Danfoss Editron. The 45-meter ship built by Baltic Workboats is equipped with Editron hybrid electric drivetrain systems, allowing efficient and quiet electric cruising and a swift, powerful reaction to emergencies.
Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year went to Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, while Outstanding Contribution Award went to Fred Danska, director-cruise, at Wärtsilä, and Port Personality of the Year to Betty MacMillan, cruise development manager, Port Saint John.
This Celebrity Edge reveal topped all others. At Chantiers de l'Atlantique trade partners got their first ride on the Magic Carpet, first stroll along the glass-lined ramps of the spectacular Eden lounge and first look at the newly announced Grand Plaza at the heart of the ship.
Ponant is going to call its luxury icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot, in honor of the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was known as 'the gentleman of the poles.'
The IMO is working with its Member States and the shipping industry to 'identify and mitigate transitional issues’ surrounding introduction of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, delegates were told at the 5th biennial gmec (global maritime environment congress) organised in co-operation with Seatrade and taking place at the SMM trade show in Hamburg this week.