At its core, tourism depends on the beauty of the environment.
Ensuring the destinations we visit are vibrant and healthy far into the future is critical to the success of our business.

Destination Stewardship

We believe being good destination stewards is a lot like being a good neighbor. It involves building relationships and investing in practical tools and projects at destinations around the world with a target of supporting a more sustainable world.

Sustainable Private Destinations

We revamped CocoCay as Perfect Day at CocoCay to provide the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean. Behind the scenes, our private destinations bring the sustainability principles found on board our fleet land-side. All under the direction of a dedicated Environmental Officer for the first time.

Not Just a Destination,
Our Community

Sometimes a destination’s most critical need is not education or conservation but necessities such as clean water. For example, in Haiti our connections are strong. We have had a permanent home in the country since 1988, and we are working together with organizations such as the Pan American Development Fund (PADF) to promote development and infrastructure to the region. One of our projects provided clean water and sanitation to over 7,000 inhabitants surrounding Labadie village.

Celebrity Cruises Committed to Keeping the Galápagos Wild

Over a century after Charles Darwin first landed, the Galápagos Islands remain a living laboratory for studying the evolution of our planet and how best to protect it. Since 2004, Celebrity Cruises has sailed the breathtaking archipelago, leading the way in sustainable tourism while keeping the Galápagos wild.

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Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism demands a multi-stakeholder approach to succeed. By endorsing the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) standards we are focused on making destinations and shore excursions more sustainable by working with tour operators and local governments, and offering GSTC-certified tours to our guests.

Exploring the World Sustainably

We care about the oceans and the communities we call home. As part of our 5-year global partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), we committed to ensure 1,000 of our destination tours come from operators certified as environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable practitioners following the GSTC standard. In 2020, we surpassed that goal by offering over 2,000 GSTC sustainable tours to our guests all around the world.

Supporting a Circular Economy

We are developing and implementing improved sustainable and humane sourcing practices for key food commodities on board our ships. In 2017, we selected three products with the highest environmental impact - coffee, tea and sugar - to develop strategies to improve sustainable sourcing practices of each commodity by 2020. We experienced set backs on several sourcing targets due to the COVID-19 health pandemic and our subsequent suspension of service. While our target dates have shifted, we continue steadfast work on sustainable seafood sourcing and our animal welfare targets including cage-free eggs, gestation crate-free pork and GAP broiler chicken.

Ocean Conservation

We have a responsibility to the guests who sail with us, the people who work for us and the communities we visit, but most critically we have a responsibility to the oceans – they are not only at the heart of our business, but connect each and every one of us.

A Partnership
for Our Oceans

At Royal Caribbean, our mantra is continuous improvement. It drives us to improve everything. In 2016, we challenged ourselves to expand our conservation and sustainable business practices and so we partnered with one of the world’s most respected conservation organizations, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Together, we achieved ambitious targets during our first five years focused on reducing our environmental footprint and helping ensure the long-term health of the oceans.

Addressing Climate Change
Head On

The health of our planet is dependent upon the health of our oceans. Climate change continues to wreak havoc on ocean habitats; that’s why we support the We are Still In movement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Seafood
on Every Plate

Sustainable seafood is one major commodity we have tackled in our efforts to improve our supply chain and conserve the long-term viability of global fish stocks. Our aim is to source 90% of wild-caught seafood from MSC-certified fisheries and 75% of farmed seafood from ASC-certified farms in North America and Europe. On top of that, we will achieve chain of custody certification confirming all MSC- and ASC- certified seafood can be traced back to a sustainable fishery or farm.

* Goal was delayed due to the global suspension of service and will be resumed as cruise operations begin.

Royal Caribbean Ocean & Wildlife Conservation

The ocean, its varied shades of blue, turbulent and calm currents and infinite mysteries are mesmerizing. As sailors we can’t deny it. They are our way of life, and respecting them is not a choice, but a responsibility – a responsibility we take very seriously.

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