Crystal Serenity Awarded Venice Environmental Prize
Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity has been awarded the environmental Venice Blue Flag award for the second year by the port of Venice.
Crystal Serenity voluntary uses a low sulfur fuel in port to reduce air emissions, and the award recognizes the efforts made by Crystal Cruises.
The luxury line began using low sulfur fuel in consideration of the port’s location in an historic environment, its artistic and architectural value and the need to protect the treasures of Venice for future generations.
Crystal Serenity has been recognised for its commitment to reducing its environmental impact, both on land and by sea.
Crystal Cruises president, Gregg Michel said “Crystal Cruises is very proud to once again receive the Venice Blue Flag award for Crystal Serenity. Crystal Cruises places the utmost importance on treating the environment with respect. In addition to ongoing conservation training of staff, Crystal Cruises operational policies are designed to protect the environment and minimise our footprint in the ports we visit.”
Crystal Cruises has long been committed to environmentally conscious practices onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, strictly adhering to a collection of Crystal Clean environmental initiatives for more than a decade. Most recently, the line introduced EcoHangers onboard that are 100% recyclable, an alternative to the billions of wire and plastic hangers filling landfills each year. Additionally, Crystal uses washable, reusable garment bags rather than plastic bags for onboard laundry presentation.
Crystal Symphony received the Environmental Buoy Diploma from the Port of Stockholm earlier this year for its efforts in discharging waste water at specified shoreside facilities, and following exceptional waste management practices