Working towards an emission-free future
We’ve begun our most ambitious sustainability initiative ever in our 130-year history: to develop zero-emission ships tailored to the Norwegian coast by 2030.
We are partnering with SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations, to explore solutions in energy efficiency and battery electric power.
A better, greener future
By 2024, in one of the largest environmental ship upgrades in Europe and in our 130-year history, we will have transformed all seven of our ships with major green upgrades.
Our entire fleet will be more energy efficient, cutting CO2 emissions by 25% and NOx by 80%, and three ships will be upgraded to hybrid power.
Our green credentials
Certified biofuels From approved sustainable sources
Minimised energy use Through new propeller blades, new bulbous bow, new gears, and new control systems
Streamlined hulls That optimise inertia and reduce drag when sailing
Free from single-use plastic With biodegradable or long-lasting, high-quality alternatives
Shore-power connectivity That allows all ships to ‘plug in’ to electricity when docked in port, reducing emissions
State-of-the-art wastewater treatment Systems to minimise emissions to sea
Our strategy for sustainability
In our report, you can read about where we are today, our goals for the future, and how we will achieve better sustainability across four main areas:
Sea Zero is our flagship project of sailing a zero-emission ship by 2030. We are also working on environmental upgrades for all seven of our ships
Build Local Communities aims to strengthen coastal communities by continuing to support local businesses and creating ripple effects
Green Guest Experience will provide guests with a more sustainable travel experience by offering more environmentally friendly options
Through Our People, we want to create a better workplace for our employees, with a focus on health, safety, and welfare
How we said goodbye to single-use plastics
In summer 2018, we were the first cruise line to remove single-use plastics from all our ships and offices. Our own Helga Bårdsdatter Kristiansen was the driving force behind the initiative.