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2020 Cruise Ship Report Card

Many travelers don't realize that taking a cruise is more harmful to the environment and human health than many other forms of travel. Read More

No Cruise Bailout Sign-On Letter

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we write to voice our strong opposition to any assistance for the cruise industry to address the rapid drop-off of worldwide travel due to the coronavirus. Read More

2019 Cruise Ship Report Card

The 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card hands out F’s to the biggest cruise company in the world—Carnival Corp.—for its seven subsidiary cruise lines’ illegal environmental pollution over the past two+ years. Read More

The Cost of Cruising

Larger ships are sailing longer and more often in the Arctic than ever before. Cruise ships operating in the Arctic must stop using HFO to protect this fragile region. Read More

2016 Cruise Ship Report Card

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. Read More

2014 Cruise Ship Report Card

Friends of the Earth’s Cruise Ship Report Card compares the environmental footprint of 15 major cruise lines and 148 cruise ships. Read More

2013 Cruise Ship Report Card

Friends of the Earth’s Cruise Ship Report Card compares the environmental footprint of 15 major cruise lines and 148 cruise ships. Read More

2012 Cruise Ship Report Card

Friends of the Earth’s Cruise Ship Report Card compares the environmental footprint of 15 major cruise lines and 148 cruise ships. Read More

2010 Cruise Ship Report Card

The 2010 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. Read More

Getting a Grip on Cruise Ship Pollution

Authored by cruise industry expert, Ross Klein, this report looks at all aspects of the cruise industry -- from its pollution streams to its history of environmental violations to the modest number of environmental laws that govern it -- and recommends wi Read More