What Is Sustainable Cruising, and Why Should I Care?

The buzz from the first full Seatrade Cruise Global cruise conference to be held in Miami since the start of the pandemic can be summed up in one word: sustainability. 

At the world’s largest cruise industry conference, cruise lines, executives, and manufacturers touted sustainability as the watchword of the industry. Attendees were told, time and again, that the one thing passengers cared about — indeed, perhaps the only thing on their minds — was sustainability.

“Sustainability is the greatest issue we face,” Cruise Lines International Association Global Chairman and MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago (pictured above) said at the opening keynote speech. 

Although many lines have committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, it’s the steps that the lines will take to get there that are more relevant, for example, according to Vago: by 2027, 66% of cruise ships will use shoreside power, which constitutes more than half the global fleet.

But what does sustainability actually mean, in the context of cruising? What is sustainable cruising, and why should you care?

Cruise Critic took a deep-dive into the subject at the annual conference in April 2022 and came away with some impressions that might both interest — and surprise — cruisers.

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