Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the elimination of single-use plastic beverage bottles across its fleet.
Partnering with JUST Goods, Inc. in 2019, Norwegian has replaced all single-use plastic water bottles across its 17-ship fleet, starting with the latest cruise of the comany, Norwegian Encore.
Every year, Norwegian is set to replace over six-million single-use plastic bottles in total.
Norwegian CEO and President Harry Sommer said, “This is a very special and very proud moment for us,
“As a leading cruise line, we are thrilled to make such an impact by eliminating single-use beverage bottles across our fleet. It’s just one of the ways we are working to preserve our oceans and the destinations we visit.”
“While this is just the beginning of what we and others can do, we are incredibly committed to our Sail & Sustain program and believe wholeheartedly in the importance of preserving our natural resources,
“We will continue to strive towards making environmentally conscious decisions to benefit our earth.”
While being the first major cruise line to officially eliminate single-use plastic bottles, the efforts of Norwegian are part of the cruise line’s Sail & Sustain Environmental Program, which is its commitment to minimize waste to landfills, reduce its CO2 emissions rate, increase sustainable sourcing and invest in emerging technologies.