Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

33 The luxury cruise lines serve an exacting and well-informed customer base, which demands sustainability as standard. Regent Seven Seas Cruises says: “We remain committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by fostering a culture of awareness and respect for our world’s resources.” Seabourn comments: “As a leader in the ultra-luxury cruise market, our most important values are our uncompromising commitment to sustainability and the safety of our guests and crew. We maintain the highest standards through ongoing training and adherence to rigorous environmental and safety requirements. We are committed to doing our part to implement best practices and new technologies to reduce our environmental footprint.” Silversea points to its newbuilds as proof of its commitment to sustainability. “Building on the ongoing sustainability efforts of the Group, Silversea will take delivery of two Evolution-class ships in 2023 and 2024, respectively, pushing boundaries in sustainable cruise travel, with pioneering technology that will reduce the ships’ carbon footprints.” Single-ship ultra-luxury operator The World says: “The commitment to environmental responsibility towards the sea, air, and land has always been a vital part of The World. Since the ship was designed and built, sustainability has been a priority in every decision.” Explora Journeys says it “holds the seas and oceans that sustain our planet in the very highest regard.” Wind-powered cruise ships and yachts have an advantage when it comes to low-carbon cruising. Sea Cloud Cruises says: “For more than 40 years, Sea Cloud Cruises has followed the concept of gentle tourism. Instead of fighting it with engine power, we use the wind – and prove that unique experiences and a good environmental balance are not mutually exclusive.” Windstar Cruises says it is “proud to be an affiliate of Xanterra Travel Collection, one of the world’s most environmentally responsible travel and hospitality companies…’With a Softer Footprint’ focuses on how we reduce our environmental impact through our sustainable business practices.” “ For more than thirty years, we have taken our guests to the most secret places on the planet, where nature reigns supreme. This choice brings with it responsibilities towards the environment and the indigenous people that we meet” Hervé Gastine, CEO, Ponant