Passenger Vessel Association Welcomes Un-Cruise Adventures to its Green WATERS Program
The Passenger Vessel Association recognized Un-Cruise Adventures as a member of its Green WATERS Program for the company’s dedication and commitment toward a cleaner, greener marine environment.
Members of WATERS (We Are Taking Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship) around the U.S. have taken it upon themselves to reduce their environmental impact in a variety of ways, including reducing fuel consumption, conserving potable water, using less harmful chemicals near waterways, conserving energy, and working with their employees to create a greener workplace.
“We are committed to operating responsibly as we explore in some of the most scenic and awe inspiring places on Earth,” said Un-Cruise Adventures’ CEO Dan Blanchard.
The PVA Green WATERS Program was designed exclusively for the passenger vessel industry as a voluntary program aimed at reducing waste and operating in a cleaner, greener, more sustainable environment.
PVA Executive Director John Groundwater said, “I commend Un-Cruise Adventures for their dedication to the marine environment because America’s waterways depend on organizations like this one who strive to make a difference for cleaner water for everyone to enjoy.”
Un-Cruise Adventures follows Leave No Trace practices on all voyages and explores remote areas in small groups to minimize impact on the environment. In the line’s Seattle and Juneau offices and aboard ships, eco-friendly products are purchased; waste is reduced through purchasing decisions; communities are supported through local purchases, hiring and donations; and recycling occurs wherever there are facilities. Vessels are maintained with an eye on fuel reduction including choosing more efficient engines. A new partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program reinforces the line’s commitment to only serve sustainable seafood.
Un-Cruise Adventures fleet of boutique yachts and small ships carry 22-88 guests on adventure and river cruises in Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Hawaii, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica and Panama. To book or to request additional information, contact your travel agent or Un-Cruise Adventures at 888-862-8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Passenger Vessel Association
The Passenger Vessel Association, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, is the national association representing the interests of owners and operators of dinner cruise vessels, sightseeing and excursion vessels, car and passenger ferries, gaming vessels, private charter boats, whale watching and eco-tour vessels, day-sailers and windjammer sailing vessels, overnight cruise ships and amphibious DUKW. PVA members operate U.S. Coast Guard certificated, Canadian Coast Guard or state inspected vessels. The passenger vessel industry carries more than 200 million passengers each year. Visit PVA on the Internet at: www.passengervessel.com.
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