IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee
Clean Up Carnival
We are pressing Carnival Corporation, the largest and most influential actor in the cruise sector, to take the lead and set industry environmental standards that others can follow. Simply put, Carnival needs to stop using heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, Subarctic, and Alaska.
As the largest player in the cruise industry, with ten brands worldwide offering trips to some of the most beautiful and fragile ecosystems on earth, Carnival Corporation has a responsibility to both the people it serves and the planet to be a leader in clean ships.
Carnival Corporation is using the ocean as its dump
A multi-billion dollar corporation thinks it can get away with polluting places like Glacier Bay National Park and the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This corporation has illegally dumped over 600,000 gallons of sewage and graywater and over 11,000 gallons of food waste into the ocean. Not only that, but this company has repeatedly violated environmental law, and when caught, still violated regulations, even while under probation! It even tried covering up its crimes.
Located in Southeast Alaska, and often called the “crown jewel” of the park system, Glacier Bay offers its visitors breathtaking views of glaciers, whales, mountains, seals, forests—a wild landscape untouched by human hands. Cruise ships are only allowed to enter it with special permits, yet Holland America, Princess Cruises, and Carnival Cruises, all owned by Carnival Corporation, have repeatedly proven their disregard for the protection of our oceans and marine wildlife.
Urge Glacier Bay National Park to stop giving Carnival Corporation a free pass. Tell the Park Service to ban Carnival Corporation ships from entering Glacier Bay waters.