As mariners on the world's oceans, we at Celebrity Cruises know we have a special obligation to protect our environment. The sustainability of our planet is dependent on clean seas and pure air. It is central to our guests' acation experience, and is at the core of our commitment to continually improve our environmental stewardship practices. Celebrity Cruises has made steady progress in its environment program since its inception. Several years ago, we embarked on an ambitous plan across our fleet to substantially reduce our impact on the environment. today, many of these initiatives are well underway, and are being implemented on Celebrity Solstice from the beginning, during the ship's construction process. Celebrity Solstice is a showcase of our ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment.
We’re replacing higher wattage halogen and incandescent light bulbs with longer lasting fluorescent and Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights throughout our fleet. Fluorescent and LED bulbs require 80% less energy, generate 50% less heat, reduce energy consumption, last much longer and contribute to more efficient air conditioning due to the cooler bulbs.
Our ships are equipped with solar power technology. The panels and the clean power they produce can help reduce the consumption of energy derived from fossil fuels. 500m2 of solar panels produce enough electricity to power a ship's guest elevators or approximately 7,000 LED lights.
We have installed high-efficiency appliances throughout the ship in order to minimize their impact on climate change and reduce our energy load. Every type of appliance onboard our ships is being evaluated for efficiency, including TV's, coffeemakers, ice makers, ovens and dishwashers.
Across the fleet we have applied window films that are specially glazed to prevent solar heat from penetrating, thereby reducing the amount of air conditioning needed to cool the ship, thereby saving energy.
We apply new silicone paints on the hull, which are innovative and environmentally safe coatings that increase the smoothness of our ships' hull. By creating a smoother hull, we can reduce the amount of energy needed to travel through water.
A new approach to hull design and propulsion systems, resulted in significant energy savings. Ships equiped with Common Rail Diesel Engines reduce energy consumption and NOX emissions at all engine loads.
Our ships are equipped with the latest and most efficient air-conditioning equipment commercially available. Coupled with improvements in system design and automation.
Our environmental policies guide both our shipboard and shoreside employees in beneficial environmental practices. Our crewmembers are an integral part of our energy-conservation efforts. Staff and guests are advised to turn off lights, water and appliances when not needed, adjust temperature thermostats to comfortable levels when no one is present and using towels and bed linens more than once before laundering.
We ask our crewmembers and guests to help us conserve water whenever possible. To help reduce the energy needed to produce fresh water, we have installed water-reduction technology and appliances throughout our fleet to reduce the use of water-producing equipment that consumes fuel or electricity. These features include sink aerators, showerheads, reduced-flow dishwashers and low-consumption laundry equipment.
We Installed Advanced Wastewater Purification (AWP) systems throughout the fleet. These technologically advanced systems clean the wastewater generated onboard our ships to create clean water that exceeds ship wastewater discharge standards throughout the world.
Our responsibilities as a steward of the environment are central to our mission as a corporation. The environment is critical to our success. As a company, we have a history of innovation in the industry. We are equally proud of our reputation as a leader in protecting the environment. Celebrity Cruises values the environment and is committed to protecting and preserving environmental resources, preventing pollution and continually improving environmental management.
You can learn more about how we work to preserve the environment by reviewing the information listed below.
Read a letter from our Chairman, regarding our ongoing environmental efforts.
Download and overview of Celebrity's Advanced Wastewater Purification Systems