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Norwegian Spirit’s beach cleanup excursion in regional port of Eden

Ben Angell, seen here with Take 3 for the Sea CEO Jacquie Ridell, said passengers will have the opportunity to take action in the fight against plastic pollution
Norwegian Spirit, operating Norwegian Cruise Line’s first season in Australasia for three years, will offer passengers a complimentary excursion to help clean up a beach in Eden on the New South Wales Sapphire Coast when she arrives December 23.

NCL has teamed up with ‘Take 3 for the Sea,’ an Australian initiative founded in 2009 which has spread worldwide.

People are asked to ‘take three’ pieces of discarded plastic or other rubbish with them each time they go to a beach, park or bushland.

The Energy Global Award for ‘individuals and organisations committed to working for environmental well-being and sustainability’ was presented to Take 3 for the Sea by the Energy Global Foundation of Vienna last month.

Inspiring first

‘We are absolutely elated to expand our partnership with Take 3 for the Sea and to bring this shore excursion to life in an inspiring first for NCL,’ Ben Angell, VP and MD APAC, said.

‘We are committed to driving a positive impact in society and the environment and we are delighted to offer our guests an authentic opportunity to show their Christmas spirit by taking real action to fight plastic pollution,’ Angell said.

He said throughout Norwegian Spirit’s debut season in Australia and New Zealand it will help educate passengers on the important work that Take 3 for the Sea is doing to reduce plastic pollution in waterways and oceans in the region.

On this complimentary shore excursion, a coach will take Norwegian Spirit’s passengers to a beach in Eden where they will each pick up three pieces of rubbish.

The coach will return to the ship, with the optional drop-off in the town of Eden.