Passengers taking a cruise with Costa Cruises
this year can rest assured that the company takes its commitment to the environment seriously.
In the third edition of its sustainability report, which was published earlier this week, the company revealed that since 2007 it has seen a 15 per cent reduction in water consumption.
Further results show that Costa Cruises has increased the amount of waste it recycles by 18 per cent.
Commenting on the report, Costa's chief executive and president Pier Luigi Foschi said: "The sustainability report confirms that Costa's economic and market excellence is matched by its excellence in the fields of environmental protection and social accountability."
The cruise line has also issued a ban on the overboard discharge of waste, as well as reducing the amount of rubbish it generates by ten per cent.
Some of the destinations served by Costa include the Caribbean, South America and the Indian Ocean.
Written by Fiona Mayers