Oceania Eliminates Plastic Water Bottles

By ,   February 1, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

More than 3 million plastic water bottles per year are to be abolished from the ships of Oceania Cruises.

From the summer, the line will provide guests with reusable bottles for water.

The first phase of its green initiative will see the vessels of the company gain sparkling and still water distillation systems from April 2019.

Oceania Regatta cruise ship

Vero Water service is used by luxury hotel chains like Hyatt and Ritz Carlton. Installation of Vero Water systems is due to ultimately eliminate an estimated 3 million plastic bottles a year, according to Oceania.

The initiative will be implemented in 2 phases, the first of which involves implementing the onboard water service in all suites, cabins, bars, lounges, and restaurants which will start in April and is due to be completed by the middle of June.

The second stage will see travelers given their own re-useable Vero Water bottles to keep in the 2nd half of 2019.