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Outreach and Achievements
Outreach and Achievements

Royal Caribbean International operates some of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships in the world. In fact, 12 of our ships repurpose 100% of non-hazardous operational waste, and as of 2013, the volume of waste recycled onboard has increased by 116%.

Because we understand our responsibility to protect the oceans we sail, we abide by strict "Above and Beyond Compliance" environmental policies. We demonstrate environmental stewardship and sustainability by using management systems that meet voluntary international standards, including ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 quality and environmental standards. In fact, Royal Caribbean was the first cruise line to use an environmental management system certified to the ISO 14001 standard.

In addition, each of our ships has an environmental officer responsible for:

  • Oversight of the company's onboard environmental program
  • Environmental training for every crew member
  • Liquid and solid hazardous and non-hazardous waste management
  • Chemical management and workplace safety


Royal Caribbean's environmental policies guide both shipboard and shoreside employees in safe environmental practices day-to-day. From our Board of Directors, to our newest employee, from the captain to each crewmember, we are responsible stewards of the marine environment and the ports we visit.

Recent Awards and Recognition

Royal Caribbean has been recognized throughout the regions we operate for environmental responsibility. Here are just a few of the awards we have received:


2013
CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's private island - Gold-Level Eco-Certification by Sustainable Travel International


2012
Oasis of the Seas - Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award for Overall Eco-Friendly “Green” Cruise Ship
Royal Caribbean International – Porthole Cruise Magazine, Best Eco-Friendly Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International – Port of Seattle Silver Level, Green Gateway Partnership Award


2011
Oasis of the Seas - Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award for Overall Eco-Friendly "Green" Cruise Ship.
 

2010
Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award
Cruise Lines, Overall Winner - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Wildlife Conservation, Runner-up - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Environmental and/or Cultural, Honorable Mention - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Doing It All, Honorable Mention - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Humane Society of the United States, Corporate Progress Award, for being the first cruise line to switch to cage-free eggs - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
 
 
2009
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Award Winner for Best Cruise or Ferry Operator
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Sustainable South Florida Award Winner for Green Business
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - Nor-Shipping Clean Sea Award for Oasis of the Seas’ Advanced Wastewater Purification System
Mariner of the Seas - Port of San Francisco Environmental Gold Award
Radiance of the Seas - Port of San Francisco Environmental Gold Award
Serenade of the Seas - Port of San Francisco Environmental Gold Award
 

2008
Liberty of the Seas - RCL Environmental Ship of the Year, RCL Innovative Ship of the Year
Mariner of the Seas - Nature Conservancy Oyster Bed Project and Award
Radiance of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award, Port of San Francisco Environmental Award - Gold


2007
Freedom of the Seas - RCL Environmental Ship of the Year, RCL Innovative Ship of the Year
Jewel of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award
Mariner of the Seas - Nature Conservancy Oyster Bed Project and Award
Radiance of the Seas - Port of San Francisco Environmental Award - Gold
Vision of the Seas - Prince Rupert Alaska Environmental Award
Voyager of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award


2006
Adventure of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award
Brilliance of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award , RCL Innovative Ship of the Year
Jewel of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award, Port of Stockholm Environment Life Buoy
Mariner of the Seas - Nature Conservancy Oyster Bed Project and Award
Rhapsody of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award
Serenade of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award
Splendour of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award
Voyager of the Seas - Kuoni Green Planet Award

 

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