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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 2019 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 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

Air Pollution Reduction

Has the cruise line installed scrubbers 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 only utilize low sulfur fuels continuously at levels lower than required by international and U.S. law.

Water Quality Compliance

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 2018 for individual cruise ships.

Transparency

Transparency

To determine the Transparency grade for each cruise line we graded each line based on whether it responded to our 2019 requests for information regarding their environmental practices.

Criminal Violations

All Carnival Corporation companies committed criminal environmental violations in 2017 and 2018.

2019 Final Grade
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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 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card, we graded 16 cruise lines and the 185 cruise ships of those 16 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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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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Crystal Cruises was founded in 1988 and is a subsidiary of a Japanese shipping company.

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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 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

Air Pollution Reduction

Has the cruise line installed scrubbers 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 only utilize low sulfur fuels continuously at levels lower than required by international and U.S. law.

Water Quality Compliance

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 2018 for individual cruise ships.

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

**For the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card, we graded 16 cruise lines and the 185 cruise ships of those 16 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.

Crystal Esprit Crystal Cruises 153 Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Empress of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 2528 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Ventura P&O Cruises 4800 Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas Cruises 870 Africa, Alaska, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Noordam Holland America Line 3200 Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 11 07 00 05
Carnival Victory Carnival Cruise Lines 4560 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Carnival Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Lines 3560 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Zaandam Holland America Line 2425 Alaska, Antarctic, Central America, Mexico, South America, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Norwegian Sun Norwegian Cruise Lines 3400 Alaska, Canada, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Oasis of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8457 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Disney Magic Disney Cruise Line 3754 Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Rotterdam Holland America Line 2220 Arctic, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Triumph/Sunrise Carnival Cruise Lines 4560 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Cruise Lines 5360 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Deliziosa Costa Cruises 3928 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Mariner of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5214 Asia, East Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Aurora P&O Cruises 2865 Asia, Alaska, Antarctic 00 00 N/A 00
Liberty of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6320 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 11 00 N/A 04
MS Regatta Oceania Cruises 1150 Alaska, Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 06 04
MS Marina Oceania Cruises 2050 Africa, Antarctic, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Oceana P&O Cruises 3180 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Smeralda Costa Cruises 6538 Europe 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Imagination Carnival Cruise Lines 3592 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 N/A 02
Grandeur of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3206 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Odyssey Seabourn Cruise Line 800 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Oriana P&O Cruises 2774 Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Pacifica Costa Cruises 4880 Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 00 00 N/A 00
Silver Muse Silversea Cruises 1040 Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, New Zealand 11 00 N/A 04
Crown Princess Princess Cruises 4289 Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 07 11 04
Seven Seas Explorer Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1302 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Seven Seas Voyager Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1153 Asia, Africa, Arctic, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Emerald Princess Princess Cruises 4287 Africa, Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 00 07 11 04
Symphony of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3361 Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico 11 00 N/A 04
Nieuw Statendam Holland America Line 3689 Europe 11 00 N/A 04
Maasdam Holland America Line 2100 Asia, Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Europe, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Adventure of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 4294 Caribbean 11 00 N/A 04
Carnival Dream Carnival Cruise Lines 6000 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Cruise Lines 5000 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Cloud Silversea Cruises 534 Africa, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Majestic Princess Princess Cruises 4906 Asia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 07 N/A 04
Carnival Legend Carnival Cruise Lines 2600 Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, U.S. West Coast 00 07 00 00
Carnival Horizon Carnival Cruise Lines 5410 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Cruises 4400 Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5118 Asia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Norwegian Encore Norwegian Cruise Lines 6098 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Sky Princess Princess Cruises 5006 Caribbean, Mediterranean 11 04 N/A 08
Celebrity Equinox Celebrity Cruises 4400 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 2573 Caribbean 11 09 N/A 11
Allure of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8980 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Discoverer Silversea Cruises 216 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Fantasia MSC Cruises 5733 Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Regal Princess Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card 5600 Arctic, Europe, U.S. East Coast 11 07 N/A 10
Carnival Inspiration Carnival Cruise Lines 3592 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 N/A 02
Celebrity Constellation Celebrity Cruises 3560 Asia, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia 11 09 N/A 11
MSC Opera MSC Cruises 3407 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Victoria Costa Cruises 3160 Africa, Mediterranean 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Divina MSC Cruises 5733 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Bellissima MSC Cruises 6036 Mediterranean 11 04 N/A 08
Silver Whisper Silversea Cruises 740 Asia, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Splendor Carnival Cruise Lines 4914 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises 5416 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Prinsendam Holland America Line 1400 Antarctic, Arctic, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 4294 Alaska, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. West Coast 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Poesia MSC Cruises 4632 Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Fortuna Costa Cruises 3747 Asia, Mediterranean 00 00 N/A 00
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Cruise Lines 5620 Caribbean, Europe, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Island Princess Princess Cruises 3200 Alaska, Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 10
Carnival Glory Carnival Cruise Lines 4910 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
MSC Grandiosa MSC Cruises 8000 Mediterranean 11 04 N/A 08
Silver Galapagos Silversea Cruises 175 South America 00 00 N/A 00
Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5875 Caribbean 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Seaside MSC Cruises 6842 Africa, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Queen Victoria Cunard Cruise Line 3200 Africa, Arctic, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, New Zealand, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Spirit Silversea Cruises 954 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Crystal Symphony Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card 1488 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Disney Wonder Disney Cruise Line 3754 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 11
Eurodam Holland America Line 3600 Canada, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Vision of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3208 Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Orchestra MSC Cruises 4187 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Musica MSC Cruises 3537 Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 00 00 N/A 00
Sun Princess Princess Cruises 2946 Asia, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 11
Golden Princess Princess Cruises 4160 Asia, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 11 07 08 09
Carnival Fascination Carnival Cruise Lines 3560 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 04 N/A 01
Carnival Fantasy Carnival Cruise Lines 3560 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Enchantment of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3316 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Brilliance of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3360 Canada, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 09 N/A 11
Ovation Seabourn Cruise Line 1050 Asia, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 111 04 N/A 08
Serenade of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 8764 Caribbean, Mediterranean 11 09 N/A 11
Costa Venezia Costa Cruises 6538 Asia, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
Ruby Princess Princess Cruises 4287 Alaska, Canada, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 10 04
Diamond Princess Princess Cruises 4203 Asia, Europe, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 04 11 09
Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises 4823 Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 07 N/A 02
Volendam Holland America Line 2425 Asia, Alaska, Canada, Southeast Asia, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Celebrity Silhouette Celebrity Cruises 4766 Africa, Arctic, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Preziosa MSC Cruises 5733 Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 11 00 N/A 04
MS Nautica Oceania Cruises 1084 Asia, Africa, Arctic, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Star Princess Princess Cruises 3685 Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 11 07 05 08
MSC Lirica MSC Cruises 3379 Asia, Europe, South America 00 00 N/A 00
Encore Seabourn Cruise Line 1050 Africa, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 04 N/A 08
Norwegian Jade Norwegian Cruise Lines 3843 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Carnival Panorama Carnival Cruise Lines 5458 Mexico, U.S. West Coast 11 07 N/A 10
Sojourn Seabourn Cruise Line 800 Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 00 09 05
Azura P&O Cruises 4800 Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Norwegian Bliss Norwegian Cruise Lines 7767 Alaska, Canada, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 11
Westerdam Holland America Line 3200 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, South Pacific, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 07 00 05
Carnival Freedom Carnival Cruise Lines 4914 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
MSC Sinfonia MSC Cruises 3400 Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Quest Seabourn Cruise Line 816 Asia, Africa, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Costa neoRiviera Costa Cruises 2397 Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East 00 00 N/A 00
Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6435 Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Disney Dream Disney Cruise Line 5600 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 07
Royal Princess Princess Cruises 5600 Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 07 N/A 10
Celebrity Millennium Celebrity Cruises 3450 Asia, Alaska, Canada, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 09 N/A 11
MSC Armonia MSC Cruises 3400 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Cruise Lines 4230 Asia, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 10
Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Line 3600 Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Spectrum of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6370 Asia, East Asia, Europe, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Wind Silversea Cruises 534 Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Majesty of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3577 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Zuiderdam Holland America Line 3200 Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 07 N/A 10
Celebrity Edge Celebrity Cruises 4295 Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Meraviglia MSC Cruises 6036 Arctic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Seven Seas Mariner Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1145 Alaska, Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Carnival Miracle Carnival Cruise Lines 3600 Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 00 07 N/A 02
Carnival Elation Carnival Cruise Lines 3592 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3404 Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific 11 09 N/A 11
MSC Seaview MSC Cruises 6592 Mediterranean, South America 11 04 N/A 08
Norwegian Joy Norwegian Cruise Lines 5600 Asia 11 04 N/A 08
Silver Explorer Silversea Cruises 280 Africa, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, South America 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Sensation Carnival Cruise Lines 3560 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Carnival Magic Carnival Cruise Lines 6110 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Coral Princess Princess Cruises 3305 Asia, Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 10
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Cruises 3560 Canada, Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 09 N/A 11
Independence of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 5730 Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Splendida MSC Cruises 5733 Africa, Arctic, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East 11 00 N/A 04
MSC Magnifica MSC Cruises 4261 Europe, Mediterranean, South America 00 00 N/A 00
MS Insignia Oceania Cruises 1147 Asia, Africa, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Pride Carnival Cruise Lines 3600 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
MS Sirena Oceania Cruises 1084 Africa, Central America, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 07 N/A 02
Pacific Princess Princess Cruises 1055 Asia, Africa, Arctic, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 06
Koningsdam Holland America Line 4190 Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Carnival Valor Carnival Cruise Lines 4910 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Spirit Carnival Cruise Lines 3054 Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 04 11 09
Costa Diadema Costa Cruises 4946 Mediterranean 00 04 N/A 01
Pride of America Norwegian Cruise Lines 3113 Hawaii 11 00 N/A 04
Norwegian Sky Norwegian Cruise Lines 3756 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Grand Princess Princess Cruises 4160 Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 11 07 11 10
Oosterdam Holland America Line 3200 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 07 N/A 11
Carnival Paradise Carnival Cruise Lines 3592 Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 04 N/A 01
Costa neoRomantica Costa Cruises 2422 Asia 00 00 N/A 00
Costa Fascinosa Costa Cruises 4880 Mediterranean, South America 00 04 N/A 01
Veendam Holland America Line 2100 Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 07 N/A 10
Carnival Conquest Carnival Cruise Lines 4130 Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 00 07 N/A 02
Celebrity Xpedition Celebrity Cruises 164 South America 11 00 N/A 04
Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Cruises 3450 Alaska, Antarctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. West Coast 11 09 N/A 11
Queen Elizabeth Cunard Cruise Line 3272 Asia, Africa, Caribbean, East Asia, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises 1725 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 00 N/A 00
MS Riviera Oceania Cruises 2050 Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Queen Mary 2 Cunard Cruise Line 3948 Asia, Africa, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, India, Mediterranean, Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast 11 07 N/A 10
Norwegian Pearl Norwegian Cruise Lines 3493 Alaska, Caribbean, Central America, South America, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 11 05
Rhapsody of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 3196 Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Quantum of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6119 Asia, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia 11 00 N/A 04
Ovation of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 6119 Asia, East Asia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia 11 05 N/A 04
Arcadia P&O Cruises 3436 Asia, Antarctic, Arctic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Silver Shadow Silversea Cruises 740 Asia, Alaska, Canada, New Zealand, Southeast Asia 11 00 11 06
Navigator of the Seas Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card 5139 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Britannia P&O Cruises 4997 Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean 11 04 N/A 08
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Cruise Lines 6936 Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Amsterdam Holland America Line 2375 Asia, Africa, Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, India, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, U.S. East Coast, U.S. West Coast 00 07 00 00
Norwegian Epic Norwegian Cruise Lines 5830 Africa, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Celebrity Eclipse Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card 4400 Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Norwegian Star Norwegian Cruise Lines 4100 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, South America 11 04 11 09
Carnival Vista Carnival Cruise Lines 6448 Caribbean, Central America, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Costa Favolosa Costa Cruises 4880 Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, South America 00 04 N/A 01
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Cruise Lines 3701 Africa, Caribbean, Mediterranean 11 00 N/A 04
Carnival Liberty Carnival Cruise Lines 4910 Caribbean, Mexico 00 00 N/A 00
Carnival Breeze Carnival Cruise Lines 5076 Caribbean 00 04 N/A 08
Disney Fantasy Disney Cruise Line 5600 Caribbean, U.S. East Coast 11 04 N/A 08
Norwegian Gem Norwegian Cruise Lines 4807 Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Cruise Lines 6536 Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mediterranean, Mexico, U.S. East Coast 11 00 N/A 04
Harmony of the Seas Royal Caribbean Int'l 9080 Caribbean 11 00 N/A 04
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Carnival Corporation fleet gets F’s in new Cruise Ship Report Card

Friends of the Earth released the 2019 edition of its Cruise Ship Report Card today, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 16 cruise lines and their 185 ships.

Carnival Corporation makes bombshell claim to only use cleaner fuel on cruise ships in Arctic 

Switching to a cleaner fuel while still carrying heavy fuel oil onboard doesn’t address the concerns about the long-term impact of a spill of this thick, tar-like oil in this fragile region.

Carnival Corporation cruise ships put Arctic, Subarctic marine mammals at risk, groundbreaking new map shows

A groundbreaking new interactive map released today by the international Clean Up Carnival coalition shows that nearly half of Carnival Corporation cruise ships traveling through the Arctic and Subarctic pass near or through critical habitats for marine mammals including orca, walrus, and bowhead, narwhal, and beluga whales.

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Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card
Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card

This year, Friends of the Earth is calling on Carnival Corporation and all large cruise companies to invest in real, comprehensive solutions to treat their environmental pollution and truly be environmentally responsible and protect the places they visit.

Don’t cruise with the criminal Carnival
Don’t cruise with the criminal Carnival

Carnival companies — Princess Cruise Lines, Holland America, Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard, Costa, and 4 others — are key polluters of our oceans and definitely not role models for other cruise lines like they claim to be.

Cruise industry eyes Cuba
Cruise industry eyes Cuba

The Obama administration’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba and the introduction of legislation to relax travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba have launched a tourism frenzy -- and the cruise industry is first in line.

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