Cruise Ships: Stop Destroying Oceans

Cruise Ships

We advocate for laws and regulations to stop cruise ships from dumping waste into our oceans, polluting our beaches, contaminating our coral reefs, and destroying our valuable marine ecology.

Cruise ships the size of small cities ply the waters off our coasts, producing and then dumping large amounts of sewage and other wastes into our oceans, polluting our beaches, contaminating our coral reefs, and destroying our valuable marine ecology. Some of that waste is treated prior to dumping; other waste is dumped directly to the ocean without a second thought.

A large cruise ship, the largest of which can carry over 7,000 passengers and crew, on a one week voyage is estimated to generate 210,000 gallons (or 10 backyard swimming pools) of human sewage and 1 million gallons (40 more swimming pools) of graywater (water from sinks, baths, showers, laundry and galleys). Cruise ships also generate large volumes of oily bilge water, sewage sludge, garbage and hazardous wastes. In addition, these luxury liners, which allow passengers a rare glimpse of some of the most sensitive environments on the planet, spew a range of pollutants into the air that can lead to serious public health problems and contribute to global warming.

The rapidly expanding size and number of cruise ships in U.S. waters has triggered a national cruise ship pollution crisis. Environmental laws have not kept pace with growth of the industry. Cruise lines travel the most pristine waters of America, dumping all the way. New laws and standards are urgently needed.


Choose A Greener Cruise

The 2020 Cruise Ship Report Card lets vacationers decide which cruise to take based on a cruise ship or cruise line’s environmental and human health impacts.

Cruise Line Sewage Treatment 

Sewage Treatment

Has the cruise line installed the most advanced sewage and wastewater treatment systems (AWTS) available instead of dumping minimally treated sewage directly into the water? In determining a cruise line’s Sewage Treatment grade, we compared the number of cruise ships in the cruise line that have installed advanced sewage treatment systems against the total number of ships in the cruise line. Ships with AWTS were downgraded in 2022 because no companies publicly report on the performance of those advanced systems.

Air Pollution Reduction 

Air Pollution Reduction

Has the cruise line installed shorepower or adopted cleaner fuel worldwide? In determining the Air Pollution Reduction grade for each ship in a cruise line, ships that dock at a port and plug in to available shoreside power hookups were graded. In addition, ships were given credit if they utilize low sulfur fuels continuously worldwide at levels lower than required by international law. Use of scrubbers is not considered since the scrubbers in use by the cruise industry simply convert air pollution emissions into water pollution through their scrubber wastewater discharges.

Water Quality Compliance 

Water Quality Compliance

To what degree did cruise ships violated water pollution standards designed to better protect the Alaskan coast. In determining the Water Quality Compliance grade for cruise ships, we used notices of violation issued for individual cruise ships to each cruise line by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation from 2010 to 2021. In addition, we downgraded ships for their use of scrubbers since scrubbers convert air pollution emissions into water pollution.

Transparency 

Transparency

To determine the Transparency grade for each cruise line we graded each line based on whether it responded with specificity to our 2022 requests for information regarding their environmental practices.

2022 Final Grade 
Curved Grading Scale
A 100-85 Excellent
B 84-70 Satisfactory
C 69-50 Needs Work
D 49-25 Poor
F 24-0 Unacceptable
N/A Not Graded No Discharge in Alaskan Waters or Scrubber Use

**For the 2022 Cruise Ship Report Card, we graded 18 cruise lines and 213 cruise ships of those 18 lines operating around the world. All cruise ships from each cruise line were included in this report card. Friends of the Earth relied on data gathered from the internet, government sources, the cruise line industry, and other public sources in order to determine the grades assigned to the cruise lines. Friends of the Earth did not independently verify that the technology graded in the report card was installed on the individual cruise ships.

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The cruise line was founded in 1997 and its current headquarters are in Switzerland.

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Virgin Voyages is a joint venture between the Virgin Group, founded by Richard Branson, and Bain Capital.

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AIDA Cruises is a German cruise line founded in the early 1960s and is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp.

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MSC Cruises was founded in 1970 by an Italian shipping company.

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Oceania Cruises was founded in 2002.

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Seabourn Cruise Line was founded in 1986 and is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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P&O Cruises is a British-American owned cruise line based in England and it is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Costa Cruises is an Italian cruise line based in Italy and it is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Silversea Cruises was founded in 1994.

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Royal Caribbean International was founded in 1997.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises was founded in 1990.

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Princess Cruises was founded in 1965 and is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines controls nine percent of the North American market and, along with Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., is considered one of the 'big three' corporations which dominate the U.S. cruise ship market.

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Holland America Line is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Disney Cruise Line is an American cruise line founded by the Walt Disney Company in 1995.

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Cunard Cruise Line is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Celebrity Cruises is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the world’s second-largest cruise line operator.

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Carnival Cruise Lines is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Ship Name Cruise Line Total Persons on Board Destinations Sewage Treatment

Sewage Treatment

Has the cruise line installed the most advanced sewage and wastewater treatment systems (AWTS) available instead of dumping minimally treated sewage directly into the water? In determining a cruise line’s Sewage Treatment grade, we compared the number of cruise ships in the cruise line that have installed advanced sewage treatment systems against the total number of ships in the cruise line. Ships with AWTS were downgraded in 2021 because no companies publicly report on the performance of those advanced systems.

Air Pollution Reduction

Air Pollution Reduction

Has the cruise line installed shorepower or adopted cleaner fuel worldwide? In determining the Air Pollution Reduction grade for each ship in a cruise line, ships that dock at a port and plug in to available shoreside power hookups were graded. In addition, ships were given credit if they utilize low sulfur fuels continuously worldwide at levels lower than required by international law. Use of scrubbers is not considered since the scrubbers in use by the cruise industry simply convert air pollution emissions into water pollution through their scrubber wastewater discharges.

Water Quality Compliance

Water Quality Compliance

To what degree did cruise ships violated water pollution standards designed to better protect the Alaskan coast. In determining the Water Quality Compliance grade for cruise ships, we used notices of violation issued for individual cruise ships to each cruise line by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation from 2010 to 2019. In addition, we downgraded ships for their use of scrubbers since scrubbers convert air pollution emissions into water pollution.

Final Ship Grade
Curved Grading Scale
A 100-85 Excellent
B 84-70 Satisfactory
C 69-50 Needs Work
D 49-25 Poor
F 24-0 Unacceptable
N/A Not Graded No Discharge in Alaskan Waters or Scrubber Use

**For the 2021 Cruise Ship Report Card, we graded 18 cruise lines and 202 cruise ships of those 18 lines operating around the world. All cruise ships from each cruise line were included in this report card. Friends of the Earth relied on data gathered from the internet, government sources, the cruise line industry, and other public sources in order to determine the grades assigned to the cruise lines. Friends of the Earth did not independently verify that the technology graded in the report card was installed on the individual cruise ships.

Celebrity Constellation Celebrity Cruises 3206 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida, Louisiana 05 00 00 00
Viking Neptune Viking Cruises 1400 Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
Viking Mars Viking Cruises 1400 Australia, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Florida 05 00 00 00
Viking Polaris Viking Cruises 638 Arctic, Canada, Florida 05 00 01
Viking Octantis Viking Cruises 638 Antarctic, South America 05 00 01
Viking Venus Viking Cruises 1395 Europe, Mediterranean 05 05 00 03
Viking Star Viking Cruises 1532 Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, New England, U.S. West Coast 05 00 00 00
Viking Sky Viking Cruises 1480 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, New England, South America 05 00 00 00
Viking Sea Viking Cruises 1480 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, New England, South America 05 00 00 00
Viking Orion Viking Cruises 1480 Asia, Alaska, Australia, Canada, New England, New Zealand 05 00 03 02
MSC Seascape MSC Cruises 5877 Caribbean, Europe, Florida, New York 05 04 04
MSC World Europa MSC Cruises 8850 Mediterranean, Middle East 05 04 04
Ariva P&O Cruises 7000 Caribbean, Europe 05 04 00 02
Norwegian Prima Norwegian Cruise Lines 3215 Caribbean, Europe, Florida, Texas 05 07 06
Pride of America Norwegian Cruise Lines 3113 Hawaii 05 00 01
Disney Wish Disney Cruise Line 7110 Caribbean, Florida 05 00 01
Discovery Princess Princess Cruises 5006 Alaska, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 00 00
Wonder of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 9288 Caribbean, Mediterranean 05 04 00 02
AIDAcosma AIDA Cruises 6654 Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 05 07 00 03
AIDAvita AIDA Cruises 1692 Europe 00 07 00 00
AIDAstella AIDA Cruises 3320 Mediterranean 05 04 04
AIDAsol AIDA Cruises 3135 Africa, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific 05 07 06
AIDAprima AIDA Cruises 4200 Europe, Mediterranean 05 07 00 03
AIDAperla AIDA Cruises 5250 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean 05 07 00 03
AIDAnova AIDA Cruises 8300 Europe, Mediterranean 05 07 N/A 06
AIDAmar AIDA Cruises 3306 Europe 05 07 00 03
AIDAluna AIDA Cruises 2707 Caribbean, Central America, Europe 05 07 00 03
AIDAdiva AIDA Cruises 2696 Caribbean, Central America, Europe 05 07 00 03
AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 2799 Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East 05 07 00 03
AIDAbella AIDA Cruises 3146 Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia 05 07 00 03
AIDAaura AIDA Cruises 1655 Africa, Europe 05 07 00 03
Celebrity Beyond Celebrity Cruises 5353 Caribbean, Europe, Gulf of Mexico, Florida 05 04 00 02
Enchantment of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3582 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, New England, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 00 00 00
Costa Fortuna Costa Cruises 4497 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean 00 00 00 00
Norwegian Joy Norwegian Cruise Lines 5704 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, New England, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 03
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Cruise Lines 5620 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, New England, Louisiana, New York 05 00 00 00
Carnival Liberty Carnival Cruise Lines 4916 Florida, Bahamas 00 00 00 00
Disney Fantasy Disney Cruise Line 5458 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida 05 10 07
Disney Dream Disney Cruise Line 5458 Caribbean, Florida 05 10 07
Carnival Pride Carnival Cruise Lines 3590 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, U.S. East Coast, Florida 00 00 00 00
Liberty of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6320 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Florida, Texas 05 00 00 00
Seabourn Odyssey Seabourn Cruise Line 785 Asia, Alaska, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 00 01
MS Nautica Oceania Cruises 1224 Asia, Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia 00 00 00 00
Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Cruises 4134 Asia, Alaska, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 05 00 00 00
Norwegian Epic Norwegian Cruise Lines 5824 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, New York 05 07 06
Disney Magic Disney Cruise Line 3658 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida 05 09 07
Carnival Legend Carnival Cruise Lines 3540 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 00 00 00 00
MSC Virtuosa MSC Cruises 8755 Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 05 07 00 03
Norwegian Gem Norwegian Cruise Lines 3464 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, New England, New York 05 00 00 00
MS Zuiderdam Holland America Line 2781 Alaska, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, Mexico, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 07 00 03
Queen Victoria Cunard Cruise Line 3042 Asia, Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast, New York 05 00 00 00
Silver Moon Silversea Cruises 1007 Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Florida 05 00 00 00
Carnival Vista Carnival Cruise Lines 6427 Caribbean, Florida, Texas 05 04 00 02
MS Marina Oceania Cruises 2050 Antarctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Florida 05 00 01
Pacific Adventure P&O Cruises 3736 Australia, South Pacific 05 04 11 07
Silver Explorer Silversea Cruises 262 Asia, Antarctic, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 00 00 00
MSC Preziosa MSC Cruises 5733 Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 00 00
MS Regatta Oceania Cruises 1224 Asia, Alaska, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New England, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 07 06 06
Aurora P&O Cruises 2810 Asia, Arctic, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 00 00 00 00
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Cruise Lines 5609 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Florida, New York 05 00 01
Costa Magica Costa Cruises 4497 Mediterranean 00 00 00
Silver Wind Silversea Cruises 533 Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, New England, South America, U.S. West Coast, Florida 00 00 00
MS Volendam Holland America Line 2079 Alaska, Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, Florida 05 00 03 02
MSC Bellisima MSC Cruises 7250 Asia, Europe 05 04 00 02
Celebrity Equinox Celebrity Cruises 4142 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 01
MSC Magnifica MSC Cruises 4250 Asia, Australia, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 07 00 03
Norwegian Jade Norwegian Cruise Lines 4627 Africa, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East 05 00 00 00
Carnival Mardi Gras Carnival Cruise Lines 8500 Caribbean, Florida 05 04 00 02
MSC Armonia MSC Cruises 3459 Mediterranean 00 00 00
Costa Favolosa Costa Cruises 4910 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 00 04 00 00
Disney Wonder Disney Cruise Line 3345 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Florida, Texas 05 11 11 10
Symphony of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8880 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
Seven Seas Mariner Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1145 Asia, Alaska, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 07 11 08
MS Oosterdam Holland America Line 2776 Asia, Caribbean, Europe, South America, Florida 05 07 00 03
MS Eurodam Holland America Line 3033 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 00 03 02
MSC Seashore MSC Cruises 7525 Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America, Florida 05 07 00 03
Norwegian Sun Norwegian Cruise Lines 3306 Alaska, Caribbean 05 00 03 02
Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Cruises 3194 Antarctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 00 00
MSC Seaside MSC Cruises 6632 Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America, Florida 05 07 00 03
Costa Pacifica Costa Cruises 4890 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 00 00
Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas Cruises 835 Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, New England, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Florida, New York 05 00 03 02
Carnival Elation Carnival Cruise Lines 3526 Caribbean, Florida 00 04 00 00
Carnival Breeze Carnival Cruise Lines 5076 Caribbean, Florida, Texas 00 04 00 00
Odyssey of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 7048 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 04 00 02
Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3360 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 00 00 00
Ovation of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6405 Alaska, U.S. West Coast 05 00 04 02
Island Princess Princess Cruises 3100 Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 07 03 05
Diamond Princess Princess Cruises 3770 Asia, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 05 07 11 08
Coral Princess Princess Cruises 2895 Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, New York 05 07 03 05
MS Noordam Holland America Line 2783 Asia, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 03
Azura P&O Cruises 4847 Europe, Mediterranean 00 00 00 00
Celebrity Xpedition Celebrity Cruises 164 Galapagos Islands 05 00 01
Grandeur of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3200 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Florida, Texas 05 00 00 00
MSC Meraviglia MSC Cruises 7250 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Florida 05 07 00 03
MSC Divina MSC Cruises 5733 Caribbean, Florida 05 00 01
Arcadia P&O Cruises 3364 Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New England, New Zealand, South Pacific, Louisiana 05 00 00 00
Norwegian Bliss Norwegian Cruise Lines 5720 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, New England, U.S. West Coast, Florida, New York 05 07 03 05
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Cruise Lines 3445 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 05 07 04 05
Celebrity Silhouette Celebrity Cruises 4171 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
Carnival Glory Carnival Cruise Lines 4906 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Louisiana 00 04 00 00
Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages 3930 Europe, Mediterranean 05 00 00 00
Adventure of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 4992 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, New England, Florida, Texas, New York 05 00 00 00
Seabourn Venture Seabourn Cruise Line 780 Antarctic, Arctic, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America 05 07 00 03
Enchanted Princess Princess Cruises 5006 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Florida 05 07 00 03
Carnival Conquest Carnival Cruise Lines 4906 Caribbean, Florida 00 04 00 00
Costa Toscana Costa Cruises 8246 Asia, Mediterranean 05 00 00 00
Costa Firenze Costa Cruises 6400 Asia, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 01
Costa Smeralda Costa Cruises 8200 Asia, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 00 00
Celebrity Millennium Celebrity Cruises 3242 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 07 03 05
Spectrum of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 7173 Asia, Southeast Asia 05 00 00 00
Sky Princess Princess Cruises 5006 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 07 00 03
MS Nieuw Statendam Holland America Line 3719 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, New England, Florida 05 00 00 00
Carnival Spirit Carnival Cruise Lines 3600 Asia, Australia, Caribbean, South Pacific, Florida, Singapore 05 00 11 04
Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6405 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 05 00 00 00
Celebrity Eclipse Celebrity Cruises 4138 Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 00 00 00
Costa Serena Costa Cruises 4800 Asia 00 00 00
MS Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Line 2980 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 07 03 05
Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6000 Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico 05 04 00 02
MSC Musica MSC Cruises 4000 Mediterranean, South America 00 00 00 00
Costa Venezia Costa Cruises 6538 Mediterranean 05 00 01
Queen Mary 2 Cunard Cruise Line 3983 Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, New York 05 07 00 03
Carnival Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Lines 3526 Caribbean 00 04 00 00
Navigator of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5200 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 05 00 00 00
Britannia P&O Cruises 5045 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean 05 07 00 03
Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises 4340 Canada, Caribbean, New England, Florida, New York 00 07 00 00
Carnival Miracle Carnival Cruise Lines 3590 Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 00 00
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Cruises 3185 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, New England, U.S. East Coast, Florida 05 00 00 00
MSC Seaview MSC Cruises 6532 Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America, Florida 05 07 00 03
Ventura P&O Cruises 4802 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean 00 00 00 00
Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5040 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, New England 05 00 01
Independence of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6000 Caribbean, Florida 05 00 00 00
Norwegian Pearl Norwegian Cruise Lines 3493 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, New England, Florida 05 00 03 02
Allure of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8980 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida, Texas 05 00 00 00
Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5025 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, Texas 05 00 00 00
Costa Deliziosa Costa Cruises 3928 Africa, Central America, New England, South America, Florida 00 04 00 00
Silver Cloud Silversea Cruises 518 Asia, Africa, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, South America, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 00 01
Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises 3770 Alaska, Antarctic, Mexico, South America, U.S. West Coast 05 07 02 05
Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3554 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, New York 05 00 00 00
Queen Elizabeth Cunard Cruise Line 3552 Asia, Alaska, Australia, Central America, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 05 00 04 02
MS Koningsdam Holland America Line 3686 Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 02
Celebrity Flora Celebrity Cruises 180 Galapagos Islands 05 00 01
MSC Fantasia MSC Cruises 5733 Mediterranean 05 00 00 00
Oasis of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8961 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, New England, Florida 05 00 00 00
Harmony of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8887 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Florida 05 00 00 00
Costa Fascinosa Costa Cruises 4910 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, North Africa 00 07 00 00
Ruby Princess Princess Cruises 4280 Alaska, Central America, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Florida 00 07 03 02
MSC Sinfonia MSC Cruises 3400 Mediterranean, South Africa 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Orchestra MSC Cruises 4187 Mediterranean, South Africa 00 00 00 00
Grand Princess Princess Cruises 3750 Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 07 03 05
Mariner of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5007 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
MSC Opera MSC Cruises 3407 Mediterranean, North Africa 00 00 00
Silver Whisper Silversea Cruises 690 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, New England, New Zealand 00 00 00
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Cruise Lines 4678 Caribbean, South Carolina 00 00 00 00
Seabourn Sojourn Seabourn Cruise Line 780 Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast, Florida 05 00 10 03
Viking Jupiter Viking Cruises 1480 Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 00 00
MS Rotterdam Holland America Line 5226 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, Florida 05 07 00 03
Iona P&O Cruises 7000 Europe 05 07 00 03
Royal Princess Princess Cruises 4906 Canada, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 05 07 03 05
Carnival Panorama Carnival Cruise Lines 6596 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 03
Serenade of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3324 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Florida 05 00 00 00
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Cruise Lines 2930 Africa, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 05 00 01
Carnival Paradise Carnival Cruise Lines 3526 Caribbean, Florida 00 00 00 00
Silver Spirit Silversea Cruises 1059 Asia, Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 05 00 01
Regal Princess Princess Cruises 4906 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Florida 05 07 00 03
Carnival Dream Carnival Cruise Lines 5013 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Texas 05 04 00 02
Celebrity Xploration Celebrity Cruises 28 Galapagos Islands 00 00 00
Norwegian Sky Norwegian Cruise Lines 3349 Caribbean, Central America, Florida 05 00 01
Seven Seas Explorer Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1302 Africa, Alaska, Australia, Canada, East Asia, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 05 00 01
Silver Galapagos Silversea Cruises 175 Galapagos Islands 00 00 00
Carnival Horizon Carnival Cruise Lines 6427 Caribbean, Florida 05 04 00 02
Carnival Sunrise Carnival Cruise Lines 4981 Caribbean, Florida 00 00 00 00
Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises 4339 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Florida 05 00 00 00
Rhapsody of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3181 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 01
MS Insignia Oceania Cruises 1224 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, New England, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 05 00 01
Vision of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3256 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, South America, Florida 05 00 01
MSC Lirica MSC Cruises 3431 Mediterranean 00 00 00 00
Seven Seas Splendor Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1292 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 01
Silver Dawn Silversea Cruises 1007 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, Florida 05 00 00 00
Silver Muse Silversea Cruises 1007 Asia, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia 05 00 11 04
Crown Princess Princess Cruises 4280 Canada, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 03 02
Quantum of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6405 Alaska, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 03
Majestic Princess Princess Cruises 4906 Asia, Alaska, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 03
MS Zaandam Holland America Line 2036 Asia, Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, New England, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Florida 05 00 03 02
Carnival Radiance Carnival Cruise Lines 4981 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Florida, Texas 00 00 00 00
Costa Diadema Costa Cruises 6200 Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 00 07 00 00
Norwegian Star Norwegian Cruise Lines 3379 Antarctic, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 07 11 07
Silver Origin Silversea Cruises 190 South America, Galapagos Islands 05 00 02
Celebrity Apex Celebrity Cruises 4725 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, North Africa, Florida 05 07 00 03
MSC Poesia MSC Cruises 4632 Asia, Europe, Mediterranean 00 07 00 00
Norwegian Encore Norwegian Cruise Lines 6098 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, U.S. West Coast 05 04 04 04
Scarlet Lady Virgin Voyages 3930 Caribbean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
Seabourn Ovation Seabourn Cruise Line 1054 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 05 04 00 02
Pacific Encounter P&O Cruises 3700 Australia, South Pacific 05 04 02 03
MSC Grandiosa MSC Cruises 8038 Europe, Mediterranean 05 07 00 03
Seabourn Encore Seabourn Cruise Line 1054 Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia 05 07 00 03
MS Riviera Oceania Cruises 2050 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, Florida 05 00 01
Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Cruise Lines 3372 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Florida, New York 05 00 01
Emerald Princess Princess Cruises 4280 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, South America, Florida 05 07 03 05
Carnival Valor Carnival Cruise Lines 4936 Caribbean, Louisiana 00 04 00 00
Celebrity Edge Celebrity Cruises 4725 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
MSC Splendida MSC Cruises 5733 Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 00 00 00
Pacific Explorer P&O Cruises 2922 Australia, South Pacific 05 04 02 04
Silver Shadow Silversea Cruises 690 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Florida 05 00 11 04
Carnival Splendor Carnival Cruise Lines 4884 Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific 00 07 02
Seabourn Quest Seabourn Cruise Line 785 Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, New England, South America, U.S. East Coast, Florida 05 00 N/A 01
Costa Luminosa Costa Cruises 3876 Mediterranean, South America 00 07 00 00
Carnival Magic Carnival Cruise Lines 6110 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, U.S. East Coast, Florida 05 07 00 03
Brilliance of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3402 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Florida 05 00 00 00
Seven Seas Voyager Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1147 Africa, Antarctic, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 05 07 01
MS Sirena Oceania Cruises 1226 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, Florida 05 07 06
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Cruise Lines 5999 Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, New England, New York 05 00 00 00
MS Westerdam Holland America Line 2774 Asia, Alaska, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 05 07 00 03
Carnival Freedom Carnival Cruise Lines 4904 Caribbean, Florida, Texas 05 07 00 03
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The Washington State Department of Ecology, Port of Seattle, and CLIA-NWC are still allowing scrubber wastewater dumping in Puget Sound.

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Cruise Line Ratings
Cruise Line Ratings

Every year, Friends of the Earth ranks the top cruise lines and their fleet of ships. Explore behind the scenes to see how they stack up.

What is Blackwater?
What is Blackwater?

Blackwater is another name for sewage, the wastewater that is released into the oceans full of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. 

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