Single-use plastic drinking bottles removed from Norwegian Cruise Lines

Single-use plastic drinking bottles have been removed from every ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.


Six million plastic drinks bottles had been used every year and the line claims it is the “first major global cruise company” to eliminate single-use plastic drinking bottles across its 17-ship fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line partnered with JUST Goods last year and revealed it would replace single-use plastic bottles with plant-based refillable and recyclable cartons. The process started with the launch of Norwegian Encore in November.

The decision has been driven by the line’s Sail & Sustain Environmental programme, which aims to reduce landfill waste, CO2 emissions rate and invest in emerging technologies.

In 2018, plastic straws were removed from the fleet and the line’s private destinations.

NCL also hopes to remove single-use plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles by the end of this year.

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