Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

51 “Our interior design philosophy is based on three axes: comfort, personalisation and sustainability. We are committed to comfort, so we keep working on the installation of comfortable and reclining seats, which allow the charging of electronic devices via USB in the same accommodation. We always try to adapt our services to the needs of customers. For this reason, some of our terraces are no longer just outdoor spaces, but rather we try to turn them into comfortable and quiet environments, thanks to the combination of bars with chill-out, tables, chairs and sofas, so that people can enjoy the crossing. Likewise, we have worked on the integration of children’s areas and areas for priority pets within the ship’s design. And finally, when it comes to the design we are inspired by sustainability, looking for the most respectful materials with regard to the environment, as well as the safest and most comfortable. As proof of all this, we collaborate with external companies to recycle our plastic products into furniture for our terraces.” – Arturo Escartí, Innovation Director, Balearia “Our top priority is compliance, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, crew members, shoreside employees and the people in the communities we visit. We are investing heavily across our fleet in new ship designs and capabilities, new green technology and new procedures and protocols to help protect the global environment. This includes new hull coatings and designs, LED lighting, recycling, new LNG-powered ships, next-generation technology such as fuel cells and large-storage battery systems, and electrical shore power capability. It also includes a focus on reducing the amount of fuel being used and an effort to dramatically reduce plastics and waste on our ships, along with the installation of new environmentally friendly bio-digesters. To date, we have reduced our carbon footprint by more than 25 per cent with plans in place to reduce by 40 per cent by 2030. We aspire to reach zero emissions by 2050. There is not another industry out there that is investing more on next-generation technologies and solutions to help create a better tomorrow. For us, it is a journey that never ends.” – Roger Frizzell, Chief Communications Officer, Carnival Corporation “We at Lüftner Cruises are fully committed to observing ecological principles and therefore we have implemented many energy- and water-saving practices into the daily routine onboard. Whenever we order a new Amadeus vessel at the respective shipyard, our requirements not only include the highest technical and nautical standards, but it is also a high priority for us to use sustainable interior design and outfitting.” – Lüftner Cruises