Carnival Vista Recognized for ‘Green’ Ship

By ,   August 18, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Lloyd’s Register bestowed “ECO Notation” designation on Carnival Vista, marking the first Carnival Cruise Line vessel to achieve the distinction. The notation recognizes that the company designed, built and operates the cruise ship in a manner that exceeds current maritime statutory environmental regulations.

“Achieving the ECO Notation clearly demonstrates Carnival Cruise Line’s commitment to responsible environmental stewardship,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Vista was designed to operate at the highest standards set by the international maritime industry, and everyone involved in creating and operating this exceptional ship can take great pride in their achievement.”

Carnival Vista was engineered to reduce emissions and meets all current regulations for nitrous oxide and sulfur oxide discharges as well as particulate emissions through the use of low-sulfur fuel, particulate filters and exhaust-cleaning systems. The ship also has Intelligent Power Management System - the first installed on Carnival vessel. The system optimizes diesel engine's operational settings to reduce emissions and conserve fuel. In addition, the ship has a steam-turbine generator that recovers excess steam produced by the exhaust gas boilers.

Other systems that reduce environmental impacts are an advanced wastewater treatment system and energy-efficient LED lighting throughout. The ballast water treatment system complies with Ballast Water Management Convention requirements.