EXPLORE YOUR WORLD
LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS
As responsible global citizens, we set out to lessen our footprint in the breathtaking destinations we visit. We always make the effort to show respect for all, from the ecosystems to the wildlife we encounter. Taking these careful actions helps us keep the environment thriving for today’s explorers and future generations.
Our intimate, yacht-style ships realize the possibilities of environmental stewardship with the latest hybrid power management and propulsion systems, maximizing fuel efficiency and consuming as low as one-fifth the fuel compared to conventional cruise-ship systems, reducing our impact on the environment.
CLOSER WITHOUT INTRUDING
We minimize underwater noise that stresses marine wildlife by using a hydro-jet propulsion system that allows our ships to cruise virtually silent up to five knots for incomparable, up-close encounters while keeping the sensitive ecosystem in mind. It’s also our responsibility to prevent damage to the fragile ecosystems on ocean floors. That’s why we avoid using anchors to maintain ship position by using a GPS-based Dynamic Position System.
DOING OUR PART
It’s important to make the effort to keep waterways clear for a cleaner environment. By building our ships with the latest and most advanced waste management and water treatment plant in the cruise industry, we take the proper steps to control waste on board. That includes storing litter that cannot be repurposed or reclaimed in a dedicated hold until landing, where it will be disposed of responsibly. Plus, we offer still and sparkling water delivered in reusable glass bottles on board to help reduce waste.