Royal Caribbean Reveals Sustainability Efforts

Royal Caribbean has released their latest sustainability report, which showcases the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and improved efficiency fleetwide.

2015 marked the completion of the line’s 10-year Save the Waves goals, which focused on emission and waste reduction, as well as a larger number of shore excursions that met an internationally recognized sustainability standard.  Over the past decade, Royal Caribbean has built their most efficient ships, and reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by almost 25 percent.  In 2015, 17 ships reported 100 percent re-purposed waste on certain itineraries.

The company also noted the expansion of their Advanced Emissions Purification program, as well as a new set of goals for 2020 that were established with help from the World Wildlife Fund.

More highlights from the report include the achievement of a daily average water consumption of 55 gallons/day – nearly half of the US average of 100 gallons a day.  An industry first software was implemented, which optimize ship speeds and routes for the best possible fuel efficiency, and the cruise line has also committed to using only cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork by 2022.

To read Royal Caribbean’s full sustainability report, visit

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