In a win for sustainable cruising, Regent Seven Seas Cruises have announced single-use plastic water bottles will be eliminated from their fleet this year.
They are the first luxury cruise line to make the bold environmental commitment and it follows a similar announcement last week by premium cruise line Oceania.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises have already eliminated plastic straws and now they will transition from bottled water to premium filtered Vero water. In fact, the product is already used by numerous luxury hotel brands including Hyatt and Four Seasons.
The move will eliminate approximately 2-million single-use plastic water bottles annually across the fleet. It is a win for the environment. As we’ve previously reported, 13-million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year.
Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises is understandably proud of the move, saying “The Vero water purification system helps reduce our carbon footprint and sustains our beautiful natural resources.”
The Vero water service will be implemented in two phases over the coming year. Phase one will bring the water service into suites, restaurants, lounges and bars. Phase two will see the introduction of eco-friendly reusable Vero Water bottles for all guests to use when they go ashore. Guests can also take these bottles home after their voyage.
Phase one will roll out on Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Explorer in April, with Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator to follow in June.