Eco cruises are steadily growing in popularity as more and more cruise enthusiasts, and travelers in general, discover the friendlier way to enjoy a cruise vacation. Not only are cruise trips becoming greener and greener, but eco conscious activities and tours are being incorporated into the options available to guests. Some cruise lines, such as Princess Cruises and Holland America are being noted or their ocean friendly practices, eco tours and activities for green enthusiasts of all levels. If you are interested in taking an eco cruise for yourself, there are several options open to those interested and many things to look for when choosing the perfect line.
The South American cruises with Princess Cruises are a great choice for those interested in eco cruises because of the attention given to eco causes and locations. South American countries have begun to turn a lot of attention towards eco tourism. Many of the ports that Princess cruise ships call in at in South America have very earth friendly hotels, restaurants, tours, activities and shopping experiences for passengers. Many of the other itineraries are also scheduled around those countries and islands that are considered ecological treasures or eco friendly places.
Holland America Cruises is another popular choice among socially conscious travelers and cruise enthusiasts. Updated ships that take care of everything from using only reusable resources to conserving energy used onboard to reducing the amount of waste produced with every cruise. An entire overhaul of the ship was necessary to make the boats both seaworthy, but eco friendly powerhouses. To keep your voyage as eco friendly as possible, Holland Cruises books short voyage eco cruise tours that hop from one environmentally locale to the next.
Surprisingly, Disney Cruises is a huge new cruise line that operates many eco cruises and operates very ocean friendly liners. No matter which cruise ship or destination you decide on, each of the travel options offered are to the standards of many environmental groups in order to make sure that the throngs of passengers disturb the environment and wildlife as little as possible.
Eco cruises are the new way to travel with cruise lines, and hopefully more and more companies will move towards making their ships more environmental friendly in the future. Make sure that the voyage you decide to take is with a reputable company and that not only is the cruise ocean friendly, but that the destinations that the ship will be visiting are earth friendly as well.
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
This is a great post, and I love the reminder that anything we do can be tied in to making the world a more healthful place. It’s nice to connect on cruises where you know you’ll meet like-minded people. That’s what we’ll be doing next month on Indie Business Cruise too! Thanks for sharing this!