Regent Seven Seas Cruises will eliminate approximately 2 million single-use plastic water bottles annually across the Regent fleet when it transitions to Vero Water® purification system.
Eliminating Single-Use Plastic Bottles
The transition from bottled water to Vero Still and Sparkling water will not only eliminate approximately two million plastic bottles annually across the cruise line’s fleet, it will also improve the taste of complimentary still and sparkling water that Regent guests enjoy.
Vero’s on-board purification and filling process will enable the cruise line to purify, chill and serve in Vero luxury glass bottles still and sparkling water on all its ships. Vero Water is a sustainable alternative to traditional bottled water, eliminating single-use plastic bottles on all Regent voyages and reducing carbon emissions every time it’s served.
Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises said:
Regent is committed to providing an unrivalled experience that includes serving our guests the very best tasting water on their voyage. In addition, the Vero water purification system helps reduce our carbon footprint and sustains our beautiful natural resources.
As part of its Sail & Sustain environmental program, Regent will be the first luxury ocean cruise line to eliminate single-use plastic bottles as part of its Sail & Sustain environmental program. The cruise line recently eliminated single-use plastic straws.
Vero Still and Sparkling Water
Vero Still and Sparkling Water will be served fleetwide to guests starting this spring and will be implemented in two phases during the coming year.
Phase One will implement the onboard water service in suites, restaurants, lounges and bars on board Seven Seas Voyager (by April 5), Seven Seas Explorer(by April 8), Seven Seas Mariner (by June 5) and Seven Seas Navigator (by June 18).
Phase Two, guests will be provided with their own eco-friendly reusable Vero Water bottle which will be theirs to use for on-shore experiences during the cruise, and to take home after the voyage.