Cruising may be the best way to see some of the world’s most exotic locations, but cruising also affects the health and vitality of the oceans, seas, and communities where cruise ships operate. That makes protecting the environment and biodiversity a critical area of focus for the cruise industry.
Travel agents are the most important link between customers and the cruise industry, with nearly 70 percent of travelers booking their cruise through a travel agent. That means travel agents can play a major part in the quest to make cruising sustainable…read more
Campaign against Carnival Cruise Lines Escalates
Seattle WA — Today at Seattle’s cruise ship terminal, climate activists exposed Carnival Corporation’s climate pollution with a colorful action. The action involved large banners that read “Clean Up Carnival” and activists dressed as dolphins and polar bears interacting with passengers. Spearheaded by Washington-based Stand.earth and Seattle 350, the action is part of the escalating campaign against Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise company in the world. The campaign challenges the company to protect the climate by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and its use of dirty fuels…read more
Carnival uses the dirtiest fuel on earth – Heavy Fuel Oil
Carnival Cruise Lines’ massive ships carry tens of thousands of passengers to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. But lurking under its all-you-eat buffets, entertainment, and deck side pools lies a dirty secret: Its boats are powered by the dirtiest fuel on the planet – heavy fuel oil. Here’s the dirt on heavy fuel oil…read more
Carnival: Stop Dogging the Climate
Last week, Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, was at the Westminster Dog Show to promote its luxury cruise brand, called the Cunard Line. Stand.earth activists were right there too, crashing the event to spread the word about the massive amounts of pollution created by Carnival’s ships.…read more