1. MINIMIZING OUR IMPACT
Single-Use plastic reduction: One of our guiding principles is to positively impact the areas in which we explore. That is why we are proud to have successfully completed a single-use plastic reduction program across our entire fleet, minimizing single-use plastic items. Packaging from single-portion items such as butter cups, jams or yogurts will be eliminated.
Clean Fuel: Our ships run on Marine Diesel Oil, unlike larger ships that use non refined Heavy Fuel Oil which is polluting and highly toxic. We are currently proactively engaged with environmental agencies that help us measure and lower our carbon emissions and footprint with the goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.
2. RESPONSIBLE & CARING
It is our philosophy to embrace local communities and provide resources to the local industries we visit with the dual mission of providing our guests an authentic local experience as well as to support the communities sharing with us their landscapes, nature, culture, and infrastructure. We source local services including excursions, guides, tour leaders, agriculture products and local resources. In addition sourcing local food and supplies from the local seasonal markets allows for an authentic local experience with fresh cuisine and handicraft products. Last but not least we support local cultures by employing local teams onboard our vessels at every opportunity, sustaining our culture of diversity and our global philosophy.
3. COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
Built under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by IACS Classification Societies, our vessels provide the ultimate sea going experience with safety and comfort with international standards in mind. Our commitment to safety is a fundamental part of our philosophy and encompasses not only our vessel’s technical safety and state of the art navigation, but also all involved including our guests and staff well being, the communities we visit, and the sustainability and support of the environment we share. The highest of safety standards is what permits our ships to be positioned anywhere in the world.