Princess Cruises receives environmental awards

“We make our living taking people to beautiful destinations.  We’re committed to doing our part to make sure they stay that way.”said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. 

Three Princess Cruises ships – Sapphire Princess®, Sea Princess® and Star Princess® – have recently been named as gold-level winners of the Port of San Francisco 2009 Cruise Ship Environmental Award.  The awards honor the ships’ “outstanding record in safeguarding the environment and protecting the air and water quality of San Francisco Bay during their port calls.”  This is the fifth year Princess ships have earned this prestigious distinction.

Princess Cruises Environmental Officer

The annual award recognizes vessels for demonstrating “the strong environmental commitment of Princess Cruises in the areas of air emission reduction, waste water treatment, and recycling and disposal programs for solid waste.”  The honors are determined by San Francisco’s Cruise Terminal Environmental Advisory Committee (CTEAC), which operates a program to recognize cruise lines that are committed to environmentally responsible operations, include the deployment of ships using reduced emission system technology or cleaner-burning fuel.

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