Carnival Corporation was well represented last month at the Port of Seattle Green Gateway Awards, with three of their cruise lines being recognized. The awards are focused on environmental and sustainability efforts by the cruise lines that are recognized.
Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises were acknowledges at the Cruise Annual All Agency Pre-Season Reception at the World Trade Center Seattle. Carnival Corp.’s three brands that regularly visit the port each received the Green Gateway Partner Award at the luncheon ceremony, which gathered major industry leaders from around the area.
In addition, Carnival Cruise Line won the Program Innovator Award for their waste reduction incentive program. Holland America received the Technology Innovator Award for their early adoption of a fuel treatment system that conserves fuel and reduces air emissions.
The programs awarded in Seattle are among a series of programs by Carnival Corporation to further their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The company recently pledged $2.5 million to The Nature Conservancy, and held the Mapping Ocean Wealth annual forum. They’ve also partnered with the US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance to combat the poaching, movement, and sale of illegal wildlife products.
The annual ceremony’s awards are judged by independent analysts from EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc, and is part of the port’s commitment to sustainability in the area of cruising.