NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
It is an integral part of our company ethos to promote the preservation of the planet that is so vastly connected to our operations.
ECO-SMART CRUISINGProtecting the Future of Our Oceans
Norwegian Cruise Line understands that protecting our oceans is not only vital to our industry but also to our planet. Our Company's Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Protection policy establishes the commitment to conduct our operations safely, securely and with sensitivity to the environment around us. This commitment to the preservation of our oceans and environmental stewardship has made Environmental Protection one of our core company values. We are committed to:
- Preventing accidents and incidents involving pollution of the environment,
- Reducing the environmental impact of our operations,
- Disposing rubbish and materials in accordance with national and international rules and regulations,
- Recycling and re-using materials, and
- Continual improvement of our specific ISO 14001 certification objectives and target.
Across our fleet, we have implemented many of the most innovative environmental policies and technologies in the cruise industry. As such, we meet or exceed all international, national, state and local port regulations, including those set by MARPOL, the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are also accredited to the international ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. This achievement recognises that we utilise a core set of standards for an effective environmental management system that reduces our environmental impact and increase our operating efficiency.
Environmental Awards and Accolades
- The United States Coast Guard awarded Norwegian Cruise Line the Gold 2010 William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award in the foreign vessel category.
- In 2010, the Port of Seattle issued Norwegian the status of Green Gateway Gold Partner for excellent environmental stewardship.
- Norwegian participated in the Port of Los Angeles' voluntary speed reduction programme in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, the company achieved 100 percent compliance for 64 arrivals and departures. The Port also recognised the company for voluntarily using low-sulfur MGO fuel during port calls in 2008.
- In 2008 and 2009 we received the Venice Blue Flag award from the Venice Port Authority in recognition of using lower sulfur fuels in the Port.
- The Port of San Francisco has awarded their Cruise Ship Environmental Award to Norwegian Cruise Line ships in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.