Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has partnered with Ocean Conservancy as a member of the Trash Free Seas Alliance® and Healthy Bays Partner of the International Coastal Cleanup to protect the world’s oceans for future generations to enjoy.
As a leading global cruise company, Norwegian is working to operate their business responsibly and align their long-term business objectives with a commitment to environmental protection. Ocean Conservancy is also working with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to provide expertise to inform their education program for passengers. Norwegian’s Sail & Sustain program is part of this effort, with a mission to continually improve their sustainability culture through fresh innovation, progressive education and open collaboration. In 2018, the company announced the next step in its efforts to reduce its environmental impact by eliminating single-use plastic straws across its fleet of 26 ships and two island destinations, Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye. We are excited that this effort is estimated to eliminate over 45 million plastic straws each year with these changes. “The success of our business is dependent on the health of our oceans and, together with Ocean Conservancy, we are taking a step forward in our commitment to protecting the world’s oceans. We are excited to lead the cruise industry by joining the Trash Free Seas Alliance® and supporting Ocean Conservancy’s vision of a world with waterways, beaches and oceans free of plastic waste.” – Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.