In a world where environmental sustainability has become a top priority, Virgin Voyages is leading the charge in creating a more eco-conscious and responsible cruise industry. As an industry disruptor and a pioneer in innovation, Virgin Voyages has set out to revolutionise the way we experience cruising With a deep commitment to preserving our planet’s oceans, Virgin Voyages has implemented a comprehensive sustainability program, Epic Sea Change For All, that is revolutionising the way we travel at sea.
Introducing… Virgin Voyages Epic Sea Change For All
Virgin Voyages is determined to combat climate change by achieving a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050. They have taken significant steps to reduce their emissions by utilising innovative technologies that transform heat from the ship’s engine into clean energy. Additionally, they actively invest in renewable energy projects and carbon offset initiatives to mitigate the environmental impact of their operations. By embracing carbon-neutral cruising, Virgin Voyages sets an example for the entire industry to follow.
Innovative Ship Design
Virgin Voyages’ fleet of ships features innovative design elements that prioritise sustainability without compromising on luxury. Staterooms have tinted windows, LED lighting and eco-mode room sensors ensuring that the ship uses less energy. These design innovations not only minimise environmental impact but also enhance the overall guest experience.
Eliminating Single-Use Plastics
Plastic pollution is a grave threat to our oceans, and Virgin Voyages is committed to eradicating single-use plastics from their ships. They have implemented a strict policy of eliminating plastic straws, water bottles, stirrers, shopping bags, takeaway cups, food packaging and other disposable items in the bars & lounges across their entire fleet. Instead, they offer guests sustainable alternatives such as biodegradable or reusable materials. By taking this bold step, Virgin Voyages actively contributes to reducing the plastic waste that harms marine ecosystems.
Responsible Food Sourcing
Virgin Voyages believes that sustainability extends to every aspect of the cruising experience, including onboard dining. They prioritise responsible food sourcing by partnering with suppliers who adhere to sustainable fishing practices and offer locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. By supporting sustainable fisheries and reducing their carbon footprint associated with food transportation, Virgin Voyages ensures that their guests can savour delicious cuisine without compromising environmental integrity. Similarly, Virgin Voyages have eliminated buffets to reduce their food waste and they supply direct trade coffee.
As we set sail into the future, Virgin Voyages Epic Sea Change For All is leading the way towards a more sustainable and vibrant marine ecosystem. Bon voyage to a greener tomorrow!
Call us on 02380 658 386 or view our Virgin Voyages cruise deals.