When you embark on a cruise, the entire ocean becomes your playground. But the sea is much more than just a place to enjoy a fantastic holiday, which is why Azamara Club Cruises is introducing World Wildlife at Sea in honour of World Oceans Day, an educational experience which introduces guests to a number of ways that we can ensure the oceans stay pure for generations of cruisers to come.
This program has a number of different facets which combine to provide guests with all kinds of fascinating insights into how everyone, from major businesses to local food producers to individuals like you and me, can lessen and mitigate their impact on the environment.
WWF Speaker Series
This is a returning feature for Azamara, with leading experts in their field brought onboard to speak on an array of subjects from marine conservation to sustainable agriculture. Among the speakers being brought in as part of the WWF Speaker Series are Nancy Labbe, Manager of Ranching & Conservation at WWF, Aaron McNevin, Director of Sustainable Seafood at WWF, and Amy Smith, Manager of Wood Sector Engagement. They’ll be bringing guests up to speed on topics such as the environment impact of food production, where the seafood we eat comes from and the role of rainforests in regulating the world’s ecosystem, respectively.
Specialised Tours with WWF Speakers
World Wildlife at Sea isn’t just about lectures though. Azamara guests will have the chance to head out on special land based expeditions which combine fun local experiences with learnings about environmental care. For example, Nancy Labbe will be accompanying guests on a trip to a dairy farm in the Campania region of Italy - there will be plenty of cheese tasting involved, along with learning about the cheese-making process, but Nancy will also be speaking about the specific methods that farmers can use to reduce their environmental footprint.
Crew Ambassador Program
To cement Azamara’s commitment to environmentally responsible practices, the line is also launching a WWF Crew Ambassador program. This give guests the chance to learn even more about the measures that Azamara is taking to preserve the beauty and purity of our environment, and the Ambassador will also coordinate crew activities with local organisations which support the goals of WWF.
Seperate from the World Wildlife at Sea program, Azamara (in conjunction with its parent company Royal Caribbean) is taking bold steps to reduce their use of plastics. As part of this, all plastic straws will be eliminated by the end of the year - even now, Azamara only supplies plastic straws on request. Over the next couple of years, this line will be going even further to get rid of unnecessary plastic use and lead the way toward a more ecologically conscious, sustainable cruise industry.
Eco credentials are far from the only thing to recommend Azamara Club Cruises of course. This is a true luxury cruise line, providing guests with an exclusive, all-inclusive experience that brings together the very best you could expect from cruise life, and then a little more. To learn more about this boutique line and find out what you could discover on this kind of cruise, head to the Azamara cruises page and scroll to your heart’s content.