Valuing the Environment

Are you wondering if you should book a cruise during hurricane season? Are you an environmental enthusiast who wants to keep the ocean and air clean? Find detailed information and news about the environment on Cruise Safely. We care about the environment and the impact cruise ships have on it, and hence seek to educate travelers about it.

Readers can explore interesting environment tips and articles on our site, to ensure they keep the ecosystem clean while vacationing.

Health, Safety and Environmental Standards in the growing luxury river cruise industry By Bart Maaswinkel (B.Sc.) In the last few years the popularity and...
Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

by skift.com Alaska’s cruise ship pollution monitors say they are prepared to keep Alaskan waters clean as some of the world’s biggest cruise ships are expected to land in Juneau this year carrying a record number of passengers. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s cruise ship monitoring program will watch for...
Electric Tourist Buses

by Sam DeGrave, Associated Press A group of about 20 people took a short tour to the Mendenhall Glacier Tuesday morning. The tour was considerably different than most: The tour bus — not the glacier — was the center of attention. It was the first glacier tour ever to be run...
Cruise lines are using eco-friendly technology to reduce their environmental impact.

The cruise industry is making huge strides when it comes to reducing its harmful impact on the environment. In the recent past, cruises have gained a bad reputation: Many people view cruises as wasteful and emission-heavy. As the concerns about climate change grow, more and more...
Cruises take you to the prettiest parts of the planet: these cruises are working to keep those places pretty.

Cruises have a bad reputation when it comes to the environment. The amount of waste alone is staggering: Sewage, drain water and garbage are all produced in mass quantities on cruise ships. In addition, cruise ships burn a lot of fuel, sending the byproducts...

The Faroe Islands mass slaughter of whales is back in the news again. Last month we did an article called Environmentalists Call for Cruise Lines Boycott, which discussed some of the issues around “the grind” which is derived from the local word Grindadráp. That article explored the topic,...

by maritime-executive.com The Alaskan Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has penalized seven major cruise lines for emissions violations since 2010. The violations were revealed in Norwegian Cruise Line’s quarterly Security and Exchange Commission filing. Carnival, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises are the other six cruise...

Eagle-eyed financial reporters noticed legal disclosures in some cruise lines' quarterly SEC that reported pending citations from Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation. When questioned, the DEC confirmed 48 violations since 2010 and stated “We have Carnival, Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity and one to Silver Seas.”...

A number of environmental groups are calling on the public to boycott cruise ships that make a port of call on the Faroe Islands, a possession of Denmark. Others are extending their efforts to include a call of boycott to all cruise lines that have a ship calling on...

By Tom Stieghorst of travelweekly.com Overnight stays by cruise ships at the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney, Australia, have been banned until new regulations controlling the use of low-sulfur fuels are enacted. The Port Authority of New South Wales suspended overnight stays as of May 27, a spokesman...