Norwegian Cruise Line has now officially eliminated single-use plastic bottles and is the first major cruise line to do so.
No More Plastic Bottles on NCL!
Since January 1, 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line has officially eliminated single-use plastic bottles across the fleet. NCL is the first major cruise line to accomplish this and bring in an environmentally friendly replacement.
As a result, Norwegian Cruise Line will be eliminating more than six million single-use plastic bottles a year. It’s all part of Norwegian’s Sail & Sustain Environmental Program which aims to protect the environment and oceans.
Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, 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.”
To replace the plastic bottles the cruise line has partnered with JUST GOODS which is envisioned and founded by American rapper, songwriter, actor and activist Jaden Smith and family. JUST which is now feature on Norwegian cruise ships is 100% spring water in a plant-based carton made out of 82% renewable materials.
The cruise line is also working on eliminating single-use shampoo and conditioner bottles later in 2020. No doubt NCL will continue to be as environmentally friendly as possible and Cruise Hive will keep readers updated as it’s such an important factor in today’s industry.