Two A-Rosa River Cruises ships receive Green Award certification

   September 8, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Two of A-Rosa River Cruises’ boats received the Green Award certification.

Arosa Aqua (serving the international market) and Arosa Brava (serving the German-speaking market) achieved high scores in the safety and environmental protection categories. The cruise company maintains a focus on sustainability across its fleet and is striving toward further vessels qualifying for the highly recognized award.

Arosa Aqua cruise ship

The Green Award program (1994-established) is a voluntary assessment certification encouraging cleaner and safer maritime shipping. Under the programme's inland shipping category, river cruise lines have to meet a wide range of criteria relating to the technical equipment and engines, demonstrating they are dedicated to delivering high-quality safety and environmental standards. Of particular importance are considered criteria like shore power connections and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment systems.

Gaining certification for cruise ships in its fleet is a key component of the comprehensive sustainability strategy of Arosa Cruises going forward. Other elements include the general reduction of resources like water, oil, and gas, the further development of efficient energies, as well as working with destinations and ports on sustainable infrastructure.

The rival river cruise company AmaWaterways was recently awarded the certification for 18 of its cruise ships.