For a third year, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony takes the lead in green. From among 80 vessels, the Ports of Stockholm selected Crystal Symphony as the winner of The Environmental Buoy Diploma for its environmental efforts. Crystal’s President, Gregg Michel, was presented with the award Tuesday, March 17 at the annual Cruise Shipping Conference Miami.
The Diploma has been given annually since 2000 to cruise ships and their crews who have displayed excellence in environmental efforts in the Baltic Sea.
"Crystal Symphony has a high and uniform quality to its environmental efforts, with substantial commitment of personnel and good handling of, amongst other things, waste separation at source and black and grey water management," says David Schubert, passenger marketing manager for the Ports of Stockholm.
Some of Crystal Symphony’s pro-environment practices include 100 percent recyclable EcoHangers, reusable garment bags, and low-energy consumption bulbs (saving nearly 200 tons of fuel, per year).