Norwegian Cruise Line Sail & Sustain Programme

Sail & Sustain

Driving a Positive Impact

Our global sustainability programme, Sail & Sustain, is centered around our commitment to drive a positive impact on society and the environment whilst delivering on our vision to holiday better and experience more. We visit nearly 500 destinations globally, allowing our guests to travel and explore the world, and our business is inextricably linked to the preservation of our planet and the protection of our shared resources.

Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is focused on five pillars and was developed through cross-functional collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. As we continue our ESG journey, we look forward to building upon this foundation and meaningfully contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as we collectively chart a path towards a more sustainable future.

  • Reducing Our Environmental Impact

    The future of our business is closely intertwined with the health of our oceans and the destinations we visit, and environmentally friendly practises allow our business to thrive. We are committed to addressing climate change and doing our part to protect and preserve the environment.

  • Sailing Safely

    The health, safety and well-being of our guests and crew is our highest priority, not only onboard our ships, but also at every destination we visit. We take great effort to maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment and have a stringent 24/7/365 public health and safety compliance culture.

  • Empowering People

    We believe people are our most important resource and we have an on-going commitment to maintain a safe, diverse and inclusive culture that supports and empowers our team members.

  • Strengthening Our Communities

    Dedication to Family and Community is one of our core values and we are committed to strengthening our local communities, the communities we visit and the local ecosystems through which we cruise. We believe it is our responsibility and privilege to give back to the communities around the world where we live, work, visit and serve.

  • Operating With Integrity And Accountability

    We have a strong corporate governance system in place to provide high standards of transparency and accountability and strive to be a leader in ethics and responsible business practises.

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

Reducing our environmental impact is an essential part of our Company's mission and culture. We are committed to addressing climate change and doing our part to protect and preserve our oceans and the environment.
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A Path Towards Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Norwegian Prima Class Sustainability Features

We continuously seek and invest in new technologies and innovations that will allow us to improve our environmental performance,
both for our existing fleet and the new ships we have on order.

Selective Catalytic Reduction System
Reduces up to 90% of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by transforming it into harmless water and nitrogen.

Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)
Reduces up to 98% of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions.

LED Lighting
Energy-efficient LED and fluorescent lights to optimise power consumption onboard.

HVAC Optimization
Upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Trim Stabilizer
A software application that assists in optimising the trim of the ship by monitoring stability levels.

Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plan
Ship-specific plan focused on smart itinerary and voyage planning, speed optimization and more to reduce energy utilisation.

Low Friction Hull Coating & Upgraded Propulsion Systems
Low friction coating is used on our ship hulls and we have upgraded propulsion systems to reduce drag and increase efficiency.

Waste Heat Recovery
Recovers heat from engines and transfers it to freshwater piping, creating a free source of energy to improve water production and save fuel.

Ballast Water Treatment System
Utilised to ensure no invasive species are inadvertently introduced into new waters.

Cold Ironing
All newbuilds on order will be equipped to connect to onshore power grids, further reducing our emissions whilst in port.

Waste Management Centre
Waste is safely compacted, separated or incinerated, and residual waste is collected and safely offloaded from the ships for either recycling or disposal.

Advanced Wastewater Treatment System
Treats and cleans all wastewater to meet stringent international standards.

Onboard Water Production
Evaporators and reverse osmosis plants that use seawater as the source, reducing the need for the bunkering of fresh water.

Onboard Food Digesters
Food digesters use air, water and microbiology to safely turn food waste into liquid, reducing overall food waste.

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