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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 2016 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.

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Sewage Treatment

Has the cruise line installed on its ships the most advanced sewage and wastewater treatment systems 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.

Air Pollution Reduction
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Air Pollution Reduction

Has the cruise line installed scrubbers or were capable of plugging into shoreside power. Cruise ships that installed both technologies and docked in ports with shore power received an A, while ships that only installed scrubbers or only installed shore power capability but did not dock at ports with shoreside power were given a C. In addition, ships were given credit if they only utilize low sulfur fuels continuously at levels lower than required by international and U.S. law.

Water Quality Compliance
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Water Quality Compliance

To what degree cruise ships violated water pollution standards designed to better protect the Alaskan coast. In determining the Water Quality Compliance grade for cruise ships operating in Alaska, we used the notices of violation issued to each cruise line by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation from 2010 to 2014 for individual cruise ships.

Transparency
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Transparency

To determine the Transparency grade for each cruise line we graded each line based on whether it responded to our 2015 requests for information regarding their environmental practices.

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2016 Cruise Ship Report Card

This column indicates where there is a change in an individual final Cruise Line grade between 2014 and 2016.

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2016 Final Grade
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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

**For the 2016 Cruise Ship Report Card, we graded 17 cruise lines and the 171 cruise ships of those 17 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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Carnival Cruise Lines is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator.

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Carnival Cruise Lines
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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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Crystal Cruises was founded in 1988 and is a subsidiary of a Japanese shipping company.

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Cunard Cruise 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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Holland America Line 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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Norwegian Cruise Lines
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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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Regent Seven Seas Cruises was founded in 1990.

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Royal Caribbean International was founded in 1997.

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Silversea Cruises was founded in 1994.

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

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Oceania Cruises was founded in 2002.

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

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Fathom is a part of the Carnival Corporation & plc family and is supported by P&O Cruises.

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Ship Name Cruise Line Total Persons on Board Destinations Sewage Treatment Air Pollution Reduction Water Quality Compliance Final Ship Grade
Oosterdam Holland America Line 2733 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 08 N/A 11
Westerdam Holland America Line 2733 Caribbean, Central America, U.S. West Coast, Canada, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Mediterranean, South Pacific 11 11 N/A 11
Norwegian Star Norwegian Cruise Lines 3431 Europe, Asia, Australia, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, Southeast Asia 11 05 11 09
Norwegian Sun Norwegian Cruise Lines 2889 Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Alaska, U.S. West Coast, Canada, South America 11 05 10 09
Coral Princess Princess Cruises 2895 Alaska, Central America, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, South America 11 10 11 11
Sun Princess Princess Cruises 2934 Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Alaska, Europe, Hawaii, U.S. West Coast 11 10 N/A 11
Queen Victoria Cunard Cruise Line 2978 Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Arctic, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Africa, Mexico 11 05 N/A 09
Queen Mary 2 Cunard Cruise Line 3873 Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, India, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Asia, Arctic, Middle East, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, South Pacific 11 11 N/A 11
Queen Elizabeth Cunard Cruise Line 3086 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, U.S. East Coast, Asia, Australia, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Africa 11 05 N/A 09
Disney Magic Disney Cruise Line 3345 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico 11 00 N/A 04
Disney Wonder Disney Cruise Line 3345 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Canada, U.S. East Coast, Hawaii, South America 11 10 11 11
Celebrity Constellation Celebrity Cruises 3169 Mediterranean, Asia, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia 11 11 N/A 11
Serenade of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3360 Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Arctic, Canada, Central America, U.S. East Coast 11 11 N/A 11
Allure of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8794 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Carnival Spirit Carnival Cruise Lines 3610 Australia, South Pacific, New Zealand, Southeast Asia 11 00 11 06
Carnival Conquest Carnival Cruise Lines 4130 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
Silver Shadow Silversea Cruises 684 Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Southeast Asia 11 00 11 06
Silver Explorer Silversea Cruises 247 Antarctic, Central America, Europe, South America, Arctic, Canada, Africa, Mediterranean 00 00 N/A 00
Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises 1725 Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, South America, South Pacific, Asia, Arctic, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Antarctic, India, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises 1488 Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast, Asia, Arctic, India, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Alaska, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Zuiderdam Holland America Line 2781 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Arctic, Mediterranean, South America 11 11 N/A 11
Noordam Holland America Line 2724 Alaska, Australia, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 11 08 N/A 10
Veendam Holland America Line 1930 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Canada, Mexico, Central America, U.S. West Coast, Antarctic, Mediterranean, South America 11 10 N/A 11
Volendam Holland America Line 2047 Alaska, Asia, U.S. West Coast, Canada, Southeast Asia 11 00 10 05
Amsterdam Holland America Line 1995 Alaska, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Asia, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, South America, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand 00 11 N/A 06
Zaandam Holland America Line 2047 Alaska, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, South America, Antarctic, Canada, Central America, South Pacific 11 05 11 09
Eurodam Holland America Line 3033 Canada, Caribbean, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico, South America, U.S. West Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Cruise Lines 3372 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, South America 11 05 N/A 09
Maasdam Holland America Line 1838 Canada, Europe, South America, U.S. East Coast, Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Asia, Australia, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Prinsendam Holland America Line 1305 Antarctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast, Arctic 00 00 N/A 00
Norwegian Epic Norwegian Cruise Lines 5853 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mediterranean, Mexico, Africa 11 05 N/A 09
Norwegian Gem Norwegian Cruise Lines 3495 Canada, Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Norwegian Jade Norwegian Cruise Lines 3480 Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Rotterdam Holland America Line 2004 Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 00 05 N/A 01
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Cruise Lines 3476 Alaska, Canada, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 11 11 11
Norwegian Pearl Norwegian Cruise Lines 3493 Alaska, U.S. West Coast, Caribbean, Central America, U.S. East Coast 11 05 10 09
Norwegian Sky Norwegian Cruise Lines 2938 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Cruise Lines 2980 Mediterranean, Africa 11 00 N/A 04
Pride of America Norwegian Cruise Lines 3103 Hawaii 11 05 N/A 09
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Cruise Lines 4042 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Mexico, Canada 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Dream Carnival Cruise Lines 5013 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 11 05 N/A 09
Carnival Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Lines 2976 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Elation Carnival Cruise Lines 2976 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Fantasy Carnival Cruise Lines 2974 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Fascination Carnival Cruise Lines 2976 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 08 N/A 02
Diamond Princess Princess Cruises 3806 Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, South Pacific 11 05 11 10
Carnival Freedom Carnival Cruise Lines 4130 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 08 N/A 02
Dawn Princess Princess Cruises 2922 Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Asia, Hawaii 11 05 11 10
Carnival Glory Carnival Cruise Lines 4130 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Imagination Carnival Cruise Lines 2976 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 10 N/A 03
Carnival Inspiration Carnival Cruise Lines 2976 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 11 N/A 04
Golden Princess Princess Cruises 3736 Alaska, Hawaii, South Pacific, Canada, U.S. West Coast, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia 11 11 11 11
Carnival Legend Carnival Cruise Lines 3054 Canada, U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii 11 11 N/A 11
Star Princess Princess Cruises 3700 Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, U.S. West Coast 11 11 00 09
Carnival Liberty Carnival Cruise Lines 4134 Caribbean, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Miracle Carnival Cruise Lines 3058 Mexico, Hawaii, U.S. West Coast 00 11 N/A 04
Island Princess Princess Cruises 3114 Alaska, Central America, Canada, Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Antarctic, South America 11 11 11 11
Carnival Paradise Carnival Cruise Lines 2972 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Pride Carnival Cruise Lines 3054 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 00 05 N/A 01
Sea Princess Princess Cruises 2926 Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Arctic, Asia, Canada, India, Middle East, South America 11 10 11 11
Carnival Sensation Carnival Cruise Lines 2976 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Splendor Carnival Cruise Lines 4162 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises 3778 Southeast Asia, Asia 11 05 09 09
Carnival Triumph Carnival Cruise Lines 3854 Caribbean, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Valor Carnival Cruise Lines 4160 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Victory Carnival Cruise Lines 3854 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico 00 08 N/A 02
Grand Princess Princess Cruises 3756 Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, U.S. West Coast 11 11 10 11
Pacific Princess Princess Cruises 1047 Europe, South America, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Arctic, Asia, India, Mexico, Middle East, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 04
Brilliance of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3391 Canada, Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico, Mediterranean 11 11 N/A 11
Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises 4342 Canada, Caribbean, Arctic, Central America, Europe, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Mediterranean 00 11 N/A 04
Enchantment of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3582 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5875 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Europe, Mediterranean 11 05 N/A 09
Crown Princess Princess Cruises 4282 Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Canada, Central America, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Antarctic, Arctic 00 11 11 04
Emerald Princess Princess Cruises 4292 Caribbean, Canada, Arctic, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Africa, Antarctic, Australia, Hawaii, India, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 00 11 N/A 04
Adonia Fathom 1199 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Ruby Princess Princess Cruises 4284 Canada, Mexico, Alaska, U.S. West Coast 00 11 N/A 04
Independence of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5735 Caribbean, Europe, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3361 Caribbean, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 11 11 N/A 11
Liberty of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6320 Caribbean, Europe, Central America, Mexico 11 05 N/A 09
Oasis of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8754 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3360 Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific 11 11 N/A 11
Adventure of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 4992 Caribbean 11 05 N/A 09
Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5475 Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Grandeur of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3200 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Canada 11 00 N/A 04
Legend of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 2800 Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Majesty of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3679 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Mariner of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 4992 Asia, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Galapagos Silversea Cruises 175 South America 00 00 N/A 00
Navigator of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5203 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Arctic, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Rhapsody of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3181 Canada, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Vision of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3256 Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5445 Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Cloud Silversea Cruises 518 Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, India, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Silver Spirit Silversea Cruises 916 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast, Africa, India, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Whisper Silversea Cruises 684 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, U.S. East Coast, Asia, Arctic, Australia, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Silver Wind Silversea Cruises 518 Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Celebrity Eclipse Celebrity Cruises 4096 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Arctic, Mexico, South America 11 00 N/A 04
Celebrity Equinox Celebrity Cruises 4096 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Middle East, South America 11 00 N/A 04
Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Cruises 3169 Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Alaska 11 11 N/A 11
Celebrity Millennium Celebrity Cruises 3367 Alaska, Canada, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Asia, Australia, Hawaii, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast 11 11 N/A 11
Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Cruises 4096 Alaska, Australia, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast, Southeast Asia 11 05 N/A 09
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Cruises 3157 Canada, Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 11 N/A 11
Celebrity Xpedition Celebrity Cruises 162 South America 11 00 N/A 04
Seven Seas Mariner Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1145 Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Antarctic, Canada 11 00 N/A 04
Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas Cruises 835 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Africa, Arctic, Australia, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, Southeast Asia 11 00 11 06
Seven Seas Voyager Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1147 Africa, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Asia, Arctic, Australia, Middle East, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, South Pacific 00 00 N/A 00
Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Line 3035 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Central America, South America, U.S. West Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises 4486 Caribbean, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico 11 00 N/A 04
Celebrity Silhouette Celebrity Cruises 4132 Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Arctic, Mexico, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Carnival Breeze Carnival Cruise Lines 5076 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Carnival Magic Carnival Cruise Lines 5057 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Disney Dream Disney Cruise Line 5458 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Disney Fantasy Disney Cruise Line 5450 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Costa neoClassica Costa Cruises 2330 Mediterranean 00 00 N/A 00
Costa neoRomantica Costa Cruises 2290 Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, Asia, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Victoria Costa Cruises 3194 Asia, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Mediterranea Costa Cruises 3600 Mediterranean 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Magica Costa Cruises 4538 Mediterranean, Africa 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Pacifica Costa Cruises 4880 Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, South America, Africa 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Favolosa Costa Cruises 4900 Europe, Arctic 00 08 N/A 02
Costa Fascinosa Costa Cruises 4880 Mediterranean 00 08 N/A 02
Costa Luminosa Costa Cruises 3747 Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Australia, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 00 11 N/A 04
Costa Deliziosa Costa Cruises 3926 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 08 N/A 02
Arcadia P&O Cruises 2960 Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Arctic, Central America, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Antarctic, Asia, Hawaii, Mexico, South America 11 05 N/A 09
Aurora P&O Cruises 2724 Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, India, Mediterranean, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Africa, Arctic, Asia, Hawaii, South Pacific, Mexico 00 05 N/A 01
Azura P&O Cruises 4350 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, Africa, U.S. East Coast 00 05 N/A 01
Oceana P&O Cruises 2866 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, Central America, South America, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Oriana P&O Cruises 2640 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Arctic, Africa, Central America, South America, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Ventura P&O Cruises 4283 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Arctic, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
MS Regatta Oceania Cruises 1084 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Mexico, Antarctic 11 00 06 05
MS Nautica Oceania Cruises 1084 Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Arctic, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
MS Marina Oceania Cruises 2050 Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Mexico, South America, Antarctic, Caribbean 11 00 N/A 04
MS Riviera Oceania Cruises 2050 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Mexico, Africa, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Odyssey Seabourn Cruise Line 780 Mediterranean, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Quest Seabourn Cruise Line 780 Antarctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast, Arctic, Canada 11 00 N/A 04
Sojourn Seabourn Cruise Line 780 Canada, India, Mediterranean, U.S. West Coast, Asia, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Alaska 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Armonia MSC Cruises 3400 Mediterranean, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Divina MSC Cruises 5733 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Central America, South America 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Fantasia MSC Cruises 5733 Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East 11 05 N/A 09
MSC Lirica MSC Cruises 2705 Asia 00 05 N/A 01
MSC Magnifica MSC Cruises 4261 Europe, Mediterranean, South America, Africa 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Musica MSC Cruises 4237 Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, South America 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Opera MSC Cruises 2878 Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Orchestra MSC Cruises 4277 Mediterranean, South America, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Poesia MSC Cruises 4262 Mediterranean, South America, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Preziosa MSC Cruises 5733 Europe, Mediterranean, South America, Africa 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Sinfonia MSC Cruises 3400 Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Splendida MSC Cruises 5733 Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Arctic, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Cruise Lines 5700 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 11 N/A 11
Royal Princess Princess Cruises 4800 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast, Africa, Mexico 11 05 N/A 09
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Cruise Lines 5609 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico 11 05 N/A 09
Costa Diadema Costa Cruises 6200 Mediterranean 00 08 N/A 02
Costa neoRiviera Costa Cruises 2397 Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
MS Insignia Oceania Cruises 1084 Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast, Antarctic, Arctic, Hawaii, India, Mexico, Middle East, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Silver Discoverer Silversea Cruises 216 Alaska, Asia, Australia, South Pacific, Africa, Europe, New England, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Quantum of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6405 Asia, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Regal Princess Princess Cruises 4906 Europe, U.S. East Coast, Arctic 11 10 N/A 11
Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6405 Caribbean, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Empress of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 2938 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Harmony of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8880 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
Ovation of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6405 Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 05 N/A 09
Carnival Vista Carnival Cruise Lines 5406 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 11 N/A 11
Koningsdam Holland America Line 4219 Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 08 N/A 10
Crystal Esprit Crystal Cruises 153 Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Seven Seas Explorer Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1238 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 00 11 01
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Cruise Lines 5931 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 08 N/A 10
Britannia P&O Cruises 4997 Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean 11 08 N/A 10
MS Sirena Oceania Cruises 1084 Africa, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 10 N/A 03
Seabourn Encore Seabourn Cruise Line 1054 Australia, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 08 N/A 10
MSC Seaside MSC Cruises 6592 Africa, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 05 N/A 09
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Behind industry cruise lines
Behind industry cruise lines

Every year, thousands of cruise ships criss-cross the globe, burning highly toxic fuel, producing asthma-causing emissions and dumping sewage directly into the ocean. Most cruise lines only meet federal pollution standards that are decades out of date.

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