Breakthrough technology and robots that bartend lead the list of innovations revealed in Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.'s 2014 Sustainability Report, released recently in Miami, Florida.
The report confirms the company’s dedication to ecologically responsible operations.
Both entertaining and accountable, RCL’s operations range from skydiving machines to a unique air lubrication system that reduce ships’ emissions by creating a layer of microscopic air bubbles on a ship's hull, lowering the amount of carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 20 percent for its newest models.
In 2014, RCL pioneered a large-scale partnership called the Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas (SDAA) with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Organization of American States, U.S. State Department and Sustainable Travel International to concentrate on destination sustainability in the Americas.
"At Royal Caribbean, we are working to ensure that sustainability remains at the heart of our business," Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, said. "We bring 5 million guests to nearly 500 ports around the world every year, and we understand the need to act responsibly toward the oceans that we sail and the places we visit. Our mantra is continuous improvement, and we constantly strive to find new and better ways to meet those goals."
Royal Caribbean Cruises, headquartered in Miami, is a global cruise vacation company operating a wide variety of destination vacation options. It is committed to many causes, from inclusivity for guests on the autism spectrum to local sourcing.