That's why we aspire to achieve the highest possible standards of environmental and community stewardship.
Because we strive to provide you the best vacation possible, Celebrity Cruises® cares about making positive changes in the lives of our guests and employees, sustaining the environment, and making the world a better place.
Celebrity Cruises will be eliminating plastic straws fleetwide, as part of a comprehensive plastic elimination program. For over a year now, our ships have been implementing a “straws upon request” policy. And in 2019, we’ll be taking it one step further, by only offering paper straws as opposed to plastic.
Our partnership with World Wildlife Fund is taking our dedication to ocean conservation to new heights.
We're committed to protecting environmental resources, preventing pollution and improving environmental management.
We proudly sail some of the most environmentally-friendly ships, ensuring the beautiful places we visit stay that way.
Keeping our oceans clean doesn't just make good business sense. It's critical to the future of our planet. And you don't have to look far to find examples of our efforts on our ships.
Aboard the Celebrity Xpedition® class ships and Celebrity Flora℠, we've planned our entire Celebrity Galapagos experience in conjunction with the Galapagos National Park. This journey follows strict environmental guidelines, and our naturalist guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park. We've also established the Galapagos Fund, an onboard conservation program that gives guests an opportunity to participate in the ongoing conservation of the islands. The Program draws on Celebrity Xpedition guest donations, totaling approximately $150,000 annually, which is matched by Celebrity with cruise credits. Donations to this fund are used exclusively to benefit charitable organizations in the Galapagos Islands. We invite you to read more about our environmental stewardship efforts below.
Explore our commitment to maintain clean oceans and pristine ecosystems as we sail around the world.
Celebrity Cruises, along with our parent corporation Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and all the brands in the RCL family, is committed to the environments and communities where we operate.
It is our responsibility to help protect and preserve the oceans and coastal communities that bring our guests so much delight. We are also committed to helping in the communities that our employees and their families call home. Healthy oceans mean that millions of people have access to food, oxygen, transportation, and – in our case – the joy of cruising into the horizon.
Our company has a history of ocean conservation, from the formalization of our Save the Waves® program in 1992, placement of an environmental officer on every ship beginning in 1996, the installation of state-of-the-art wastewater treatment systems on our ships, and the introduction of the industry's first shipboard green roof and solar panels with the debut of Celebrity Solstice in 2008.
Today, we are continuing to do our part to help lead our industry toward more sustainable practices. In 2013 and 2014, RCL and its brands, including Celebrity Cruises, implemented a program that repurposes 100% of the offloaded waste from our ships when they end cruises in Florida. As part of our destination stewardship program, we also aligned with nongovernmental and governmental organizations to form the Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas, with the intention of helping the destinations in that region remain healthy and vibrant for years to come.
We have also modernized our sustainability reporting practices. That's why our latest report, "Beyond the Horizon," is the first RCL report – and one of the first in the United States – to use the internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines. It means we have engaged a variety of stakeholders in taking a deep and comprehensive look at the sustainability issues that matter the most, taking stock of our sustainability-focused successes and assessing the areas where we can look forward to making great strides toward more successes in the future.
At Celebrity Cruises, sustainability is an evolving and revolving ideal, one that is absolutely critical to our business, and to our planet.
Our Commitment is the foundation of Save the Waves.
In everything we do, Celebrity Cruises is ever conscious of our special responsibility to protect our marine ecosystems. Protecting the world's seas and the rich marine life they support is a way of life, and a way of doing business, for Celebrity Cruises. This commitment is the foundation of Save the Waves, our comprehensive environmental protection program established by our parent company in 1992.
Save the Waves helps guide our company's operating philosophy. It has become an integral part of each crewmember's job and is the backbone of daily operations.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Reduce the generation of waste material, reuse and recycle wherever possible, and properly dispose of remaining wastes.
Practice Pollution Prevention - Nothing may be thrown overboard. Nothing.
Go Above and Beyond Compliance (ABC) - Means doing more than is required by regulations.
Continuous Improvement - Change is the only constant; innovation is encouraged and rewarded.