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Cruise industry criticised for studying rather than addressing problem of cruise ship pollution

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15 March 2004

Open Letter to Cruise Industry - Actions Speak Louder than Words - Ocean Lovers Demand Cruise Industry Stop Studying Pollution, Start Eliminating It

Author: coalition of organizations including Oceana, Bluewater Network, Surfrider Foundation, TravelJust, USPIRG, National Environmental Trust

The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) and Conservation International (CI) recently formed an “ocean alliance” to address the problem of cruise ship pollution...Unfortunately, the ICCL-CI proposal lacks any timely, real-world goals to address these problems. Instead, it recommends that a “panel of experts” study cruise pollution issues and report back with conclusions at a later – as yet unspecified – date

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10 December 2003

International Council of Cruise Lines and Conservation International Announce Joint Initiative

Author: International Council of Cruise Lines

The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) and Conservation International (CI) today announced a joint initiative to protect biodiversity in top cruise destinations and promote industry practices that minimize the cruise industry’s environmental impact... The initiative’s first step will be to establish a science panel of experts in conservation, environmental technologies, and cruise industry environmental practices. [ICCL member lines include: Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises (part of Royal Caribbean Cruises); Costa Cruise Line N.V. (part of Carnival); Crystal Cruises (part of NYK Line); Cunard Line Ltd (part of Carnival); Disney Cruise Line (part of Walt Disney); Holland America Line (part of Carnival); Norwegian Cruise Line (part of Star Cruises); Orient Lines (part of Star Cruises); Princess Cruises (part of Carnival); Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (part of Carlson); Royal Caribbean International; Seabourn Cruise Line (part of Carnival), Silversea Cruises; and Windstar Cruises (part of Carnival)]

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