SILVERSEA TO ENHANCE ELEGANCE To enrich the traveling experience for the cruise line’s guests, Silversea Cruises has collaborated with legendary lifestyle brand Lalique. Founded in 1888, Lalique is celebrated for its exquisite jewelry, decorative items, interior design, perfumes, and artworks. On both Silver Moon and Silver Shadow, the restaurants’ designs will be enriched by the installation of several handmade Lalique crystal panels. The works of art will be entirely bespoke, with each taking approximately three months to craft. CARNIVAL’S HUB APP TO INCLUDE DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE OF YOUTH ACTIVITIES Continuing to help families make the most of their vacations, Carnival Cruise Line updated its popular HUB App to include a comprehensive day-by-day schedule of onboard youth programming and activities with the ability to “like” favorites to receive reminders and updates. The leader in family cruising carrying more than 900,000 children each year, Carnival has created seemingly endless opportunities for kid-friendly fun from its three age-specific programs to a wide range of onboard activities and attractions. Now, as part of the app’s expanded capabilities and functionality, schedules and details for these options are available in one convenient and centralized area. 44 THIRD QUARTER 2019 | TRAVEL & CRUISE
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AIDA CRUISES BRAND PRESENTS LATEST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT AIDA Cruises documented further progress on its path toward emission-neutral cruising in the latest edition of “AIDA cares.” As early as 2023, 94% of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) or, in port can utilize green shore power – and two more ships will follow in the steps of the groundbreaking AIDAnova, which became the first cruise ship in the world fully operated by LNG with its commissioning on December 12, 2018. AIDA Cruises is also retrofitting the ships in the existing fleet on an ongoing basis with state-of-the-art green technology. The use of LNG, shore power from renewable energy sources, the use of modern Advanced Air Quality Systems (AAQS), the reduction or complete elimination of plastic and disposable products, and the reduction of food waste on board are key issues that AIDA Cruises is tackling. “As Germany’s market leader for cruises, we accept the ecological and social challenges that we face both now and in the future, and we are taking responsibility,” said AIDA President Felix Eichhorn. “Today we are already exploring together with our partners the use of fuel cells, batteries or liquefied gas from renewable sources in the cruise industry. We are committed to both the Paris climate targets and those of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Our long-term goal is clear: emission-neutral cruising,”
CARNIVAL CORPORATION RELEASES ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT FOR 2018 As another example of the industry sailing to a brighter, greener future—and building steam onto its groundbreaking initiative to reduce the rate of carbon emissions across the fleet by 40% by 2030—Carnival Corporation has released its annual sustainability report for 2018. Highlights include making additional progress to the 25% carbon reduction goal, which was achieved three years ahead of schedule in 2017; introducing the world’s first cruise ship able to be powered at port and sea by LNG, the world’s cleanest-burning fossil fuel; and launching Operations Oceans Alive, a company-wide internal effort and call to action to further ensure that all employees receive proper environmental education, training and oversight, while continuing the commitment to protect the oceans, seas and destinations. Looking forward, the company is charting its sustainable journey with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development as a framework to develop a new set of goals for 2030. Carnival Corporation also announced that it will significantly eliminate its purchase and consumption of non-essential single-use plastics by the end of 2021. The effort to dramatically reduce single-use plastics across its nine global cruise line brands is part of an expansion of Operation Oceans Alive, the corporation’s program to further its ongoing commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence.