Disney Cruise Line Honored for Environmental Achievement by Port of Vancouver
Vancouver is one of Disney Cruise Line’s busiest ports and serves as the hub for all of Disney’s cruises heading to Alaska. That’s why it is such an honor that Disney was given the Blue Circle award by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in acknowledgement of the company’s efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions while the Disney Wonder is at port!
One of the ways this is accomplished is that during the Summer when the Wonder is docked in Vancouver for Alaskan voyages they will use shore technology to “plug in” to the port’s electrical grid. This allows Disney Cruise Line to turn off the engines thus eliminating air emissions. This allows the Disney Wonder to use renewable resources (like wind turbines) to power things like lights, air conditioning and more while docked!
Three of Disney Cruise Line’s ships are designed to use shore power when it’s available at ports of call around the world using methods similar to those outlined above. Other measures taken to reduce Disney Cruise Line’s impact on the environment include the elimination of plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers, shopping bags and condiment packets all in an effort to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic used onboard.
The Blue Circle Awards are designed to recognize marine carriers and terminal operators that excel at environmental stewardship and participate in the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s EcoAction Program and Energy Action Initiative.
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