Sustainable cruising aboard the newest ships

Cruise lines are becoming more eco-friendly


There are numerous sustainable cruising options out there for you to choose from and aboard some of the world’s newest cruise ships. The cruise industry has taken massive steps in recent years to make cruising cleaner and one line that is also doing its bit is Costa Cruises, with the introduction of Costa Firenze.

Sustainable Cruising with Costa Cruises

Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, this 135,500 gross tonnage ship offers a comfortable capacity for over 5,000 guests and is a sister ship to Costa Venezia. Inspired by the beautiful city of Florence, in Italy, and representing centuries of pure Italian culture and history, Costa Firenze is the epitome of Costa Cruises. In fact, the same can be said about the entire Costa fleet, as the lines of other ships, including Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana, Costa Luminosa, and more will all allow you to submerge yourself in Italian flare on an unforgettable cruise.

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With Costa Cruises, you’re promised a cruise that offers delicious cuisine, more time ashore to explore, exciting onboard entertainment and more, but if you choose to book a cruise with Costa, you’ll also be doing your bit for the planet. Both Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana feature one of the most innovative propulsion systems within the cruise industry and are powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). The cruise line has also taken steps to eradicate almost all single-use plastics onboard and 100% of waste onboard is completely separated and sorted. In short, it’s all about caring for the world we live in and ensuring the most we leave in any destination are footprints.

Wonder at the world’s biggest cruise ship

We’re not quite finished talking about the newest cruise ships on the market, oh, no! There’s more. Now, we move on to Royal Caribbean and their latest fleet addition of Wonder of the Seas. Now, this is not just any cruise ship for Wonder of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship in the world, by gross tonnage, and she is jam-packed with features and facilities that will just blow your mind. If you’re looking to push the boundaries onboard and ashore, and fill your day with pure excitement, then Royal Caribbean is the cruise line for you.

Arvia is on her way

P&O Cruises also have some exciting new cruise ships in the mix. Iona sailed on her maiden voyage in summer 2021 and received rave reviews, but hot on her heels is Arvia, her sister-ship. Iona was the first British cruise ship to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Arvia will be no different. The industry as a collective really is taking huge steps towards reducing emissions and trying to give back to the places its ships visit. Arvia will join the fleet in late 2022.

Are you ready for World Europa?

Another cruise line, churning out innovative and hugely impressive cruise ships, is MSC Cruises. This Italian-based line is hugely popular with cruisers from across the world. They offer spacious and very beautiful accommodations at a lower price than many other cruise lines, and the onboard spaces and facilities are second to none. Some of MSC’s newest cruise ships are among the largest in the industry, including MSC Seaside and MSC Seashore. MSC Cruises also announced their step into the world of futuristic luxury cruising with the arrival of MSC World Europa. She will sail on her maiden voyage later this year and she looks incredible! Offering a striking futuristic silhouette, Y-shaped aft and 104-metre-long promenade, she really is the next level of cruising. She will also boast The Spiral – a centrepiece in the form of a dry slide that spans 11 decks. She is also powered by LNG, making her another environmentally friendly cruise ship.

Yes, there are many new cruise ships ready and waiting, and some that are on their way. All you must do now is decide which one is best for you and where you want her to take you. Happy cruising!

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