Carnival Corporation makes bombshell claim to only use cleaner fuel on cruise ships in Arctic In precedent-setting first for the cruise industry, company says it switched fuel two years ago — a move environmental groups have been pushing for across the shipping sector MIAMI — In an article published today in TradeWinds, Carnival Corporation has made a bombshell […]
Carnival Corporation cruise ships put Arctic, Subarctic marine mammals at risk, groundbreaking new map shows February 6, 2019 SEATTLE — A groundbreaking new interactive map released today by the international Clean Up Carnival coalition shows that nearly half of Carnival Corporation cruise ships traveling through the Arctic and Subarctic pass near or through critical habitats for marine mammals including […]
Investigation: Air quality on Carnival Corp cruise ships can be worse than some of world’s most polluted cities January 24th, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A new investigative report released today details the shocking findings of a two-year study exposing extremely poor air quality on four Carnival Corporation ships that can be worse than some […]
Carnival –– Putting passengers at Risk
Of the 26.6 million people that went on cruises last year, nearly half, about 12 million people, went on a cruise on one of Carnival Corporation’s 10 subsidiaries: Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK), Fathom. …read more
Aren’t Carnival’s climate emissions decreasing?
Carnival Corporation’s carbon reduction claims come with an important caveat: the figures are based on the number of people the ships can host (not the number of passengers, as most ships are not booked to full capacity in every room) – called available lower berth or ALB. …readmore
Are Carnival’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) a solution to their pollution?
While the new sulfur content standards that will come into effect in 2020 aim to clean up ship fuel, Carnival is doubling down on “emissions cheat systems,” i.e. SOx scrubbers (also called Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems — EGCS) so it can keep burning dirt-cheap, ultra-dirty heavy fuel oil. Carnival has been touting its scrubbers as evidence of their concern for human and environmental health. …read more
Learn more about the Arctic Indigenous leaders and Arctic nations pushing for an end to heavy fuel oil use in their region
Carnival Corporation dismissed calls for it to end its use of heavy fuel oil, including in the Arctic and Subarctic, as “misguided.” On October 24th, at Carnival’s UK HQ, Arctic Indigenous leadership and Clean Up Carnival coalition members met with company executives to deliver an international petition, signed by …read more
Would you forgo a glass of wine to protect the Arctic and our climate?
It would cost passengers just the price of a glass of wine a day if cruise ships would stop burning highly polluting heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the fragile Arctic environment. That’s according to a new report from green transport group … read more
Clean Up Carnival Coalition demands Carnival to clean up its ships during a Global Sea Ice Vigil
SEATTLE, WA — Climate protectors gathered in Amsterdam and Seattle this weekend to bear witness to the ways human-caused climate change is destroying the Arctic. Participants in two international vigils gathered on Arctic sea ice minimum day to highlight the climate-disrupting emissions of the often-overlooked shipping sector, and called on cruise industry giant Carnival Corporation to end its use of the dirtiest fossil fuel available for marine transportation — heavy fuel oil. …read more
Stand.earth, Clean Arctic Alliance hail IMO move to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping
LONDON — Stand.earth, a member of the Clean Arctic Alliance international coalition, today applauded progress by International Maritime Organization Member States toward banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel — heavy fuel oil — from Arctic shipping. Stand.earth urged Member States to make every effort to adopt and rapidly implement a ban by 2021, as proposed by eight Member States and supported by other countries during the meeting. …read more