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Crystal the latest cruise line to stop using plastic straws

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Crystal said its entire fleet will be free of plastic straws by June 8, World Oceans Day.

Paper straws will be available throughout the dining venues aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity as well as aboard the yacht Crystal Esprit and the Crystal River Cruises fleet. New ships will never carry plastic straws.

Crystal Cares program

'This initiative, as well as the others under our Crystal Cares program, ensure that we are continuing our focus of caring for our world in meaningful ways,' Crystal President and CEO Tom Wolber said.

The company also recently announced a partnership with ORCA, a conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises. This will include carrying wildlife experts aboard select Alaska cruises for training, research and data collection as part of ORCA's OceanWatch program.

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