Norwegian Cruise Line
has won a prestigious green prize.
The line's receipt of the Port of San Francisco's Cruise Ship Environmental Award was hailed as an "honour" by Executive Vice President Bill Hamlin.
Recognising cruise companies that excel in three areas - carbon emission reduction, wastewater treatment and recycling solid waste - the award is testimony to Norwegian Cruise Line's
socially responsible approach to holidaymaking.
"With our clean fuel strategy using low-sulfur fuels while in port, along with reducing air emissions, advanced wastewater treatment and recycling and disposal of solid waste, we have demonstrated our commitment to maintaining the highest level of environmental protection standards," affirms Mr Hamlin.
The news will be welcomed by environmentally-conscious cruisers - especially those whose trips have given them a renewed respect for the natural world.
Indeed, it would be difficult to enjoy a Norwegian Cruise Line
voyage without gaining an enhanced awareness of nature.
The company's pioneering concept of freestyle cruising exemplifies its flexible, broad-minded approach to voyaging.
In related news, Norwegian Cruise Line
recently announced that three of its ships will be deployed in Europe in 2008.
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