Cruises are epitomes of luxury. That luxury, however, comes at a cost – not only to the wallet but the environment too. Carbon footprints, waste management, and sustainable practices must all be factored in when we travel today. Considering that cruise lines operate on the higher end of the spectrum for ecological impact, it is not surprising that several cruise companies have adopted measures to curb their effect on the environment. Here are four best eco-friendly cruise ships championing the cause of sustainability.
Uniworld boutique river cruises have made a concerted effort to reduce their impact on the environment. Not only are they committed to achieving carbon neutrality and generating 50% of their electricity through renewable sources by 2030, but they also support third parties who share the same goal of removing carbon from the atmosphere. They have banned the use of single-use plastics and have even teamed up with Leanpath to reduce food wastage.
What sets them apart is their adherence to purchasing locally, with chefs disembarking at ports of call to purchase from local markets and family-run businesses that deal in organic products.