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Taking to the waters with eco-luxurious cruise ships

Wish to sail the seven seas in eco-bliss? Well, you can shape your desire into reality by jumping aboard eco-friendly cruise ships. The cruising industry is making enormous efforts to ensure that green vessels provide everything from leisure to luxury without having to compromise on the environmental aspects. Treat your eyes with some stunning and alluring green cruise ship listed below.

1. Celebrity Solstice:

celebrity solstice

Just in case you are looking to get away on a cruise to experience the time of your life, consider jumping aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The new eco-friendly cruise ship by Celebrity Cruises intends to take people for a green cruise with a solar energy, fuel-efficient design, LED lights and a grass-covered top deck. The ship is loaded with 216 panels generating power for all the ship’s elevators and energy-saving LED lighting, which claims to save up to 20% power. Advanced systems have been integrated to save water and recycle trash and waste as biomass. Adding life to the cruise is a 15,000-square-foot green roof installed by Green Roof Service LCC.

2. Biwakokisen’s cruise ship:

biwakokisens cruise ship

Are you an admirer of Japanese robots and their advanced technology? If yes then you are sure to fall in love with a new cruise ship that is to sail in Lake Biwa, which is the largest fresh water lake in Japan. Developed by Biwakokisen, the 34-meter ship uses nothing other than bio-diesel made from recycled oil from restaurants selling tempura – a deep-fried delicacy of Japan. The cruise ship also incorporates solar and wind-powered generators to produce electricity that powers all the lights, sensors and other equipments placed on the ship. Providing a breath taking view to 200 tourists, it depicts the environmental aspects of technology.

3. Wind Spirit:

wind spirit

The Wind Spirit is a beautiful cruise ship that satisfies your luxury desire without compromising with green aspect. This 440-feet long cruise vessel of Windstar Cruises sails at a speed of 10 konts and can provide comfort to 148 people at a time. Windstar Cruises is committed to environmental stewardship, utilizing its sails to conserve fuel. Apart from fuel conservation the ship eco-friendly product for cleaning purposes, conserves water and recycle trash and waste.

4. The Crystal Symphony:

crystal symphony

If you like to travel with minimal effect on the environment then let me tell you that greener cruise ships are out there. The Crystal Symphony is an eco-friendly cruise ship with all the luxurious amenities. The ship’s power saving techniques led to energy efficiency measures that save more than 960,000 kWh annually. It also includes features like water separation and black and grey water management. Crystal reuses washable garment bags rather than plastic bags and incorporated the use of 100% recyclable EcoHangers. The Ports of Stockholm recently awarded Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony The Environmental Buoy Diploma for its environmental efforts, choosing the ship from 80 vessels.

5. The MSC Splendida:

msc splendida

Reflecting the high personal standards and love for the sea, the MSC Splendida incorporates the latest and the best systems for protecting the environment. The eco-friendly features onboard include a five-stage Advanced Wastewater treatment (AWT) plant that processes all wastewater produced onboard. The onboard energy consumption is reduced by 25 percent by the innovative Stateroom Monitoring System technology in the staterooms and public areas. Special high-efficiency incinerators handle disposal of paper and cardboard waste, while compacting machines and grinders sort and prepare aluminum and glass, which is later, recycled in port.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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