Royal Caribbean Cruises
has published a new report in a bid to show cruise lovers taking holidays on its vessels how the company is tackling environmental issues surrounding cruising.
The company has released its 2008 Stewardship Report, which outlines how it is dealing with everything from energy and air emissions, water and wastewater, waste and chemical management to community involvement.
Vice president of environmental stewardship Jamie Sweeting explained that the goal of the report was to highlight how the company "proactively addresses the environmental issues inherent in operating cruise ships, in a clear and straightforward way".
He went on to add that readers of the report will be able to gain an insight into the firm's global environmental activities such as how it is tackling "key environmental issues, environmental training and education and contributions to conservation".
The company, which operates Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises
among other cruise lines, has 38 serving ships, with five more under construction.
Its Oasis of the Seas
vessel goes on its maiden voyage in December.