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WHY IT RATES: Variety Cruises will no longer use straws, stirrers, cups and other single-use plastics by the end of the year. -Codie Liermann, Associate Editor
Award-winning boutique cruise line, Variety Cruises, has announced the removal of all single-use plastic across their fleet of eight Mega Yachts by the end of 2019 as part of their sustainability and environmental initiatives.
Variety Cruises will phase out straws, stirrers, cups, lids and products wrapped in plastic. These items have already been removed from their M/S Panorama II, which will be operating Variety Cruises' Bali & The Islands of East Indonesia cruise beginning June 15, 2019.
Passengers booking by June 15, 2019, can enjoy a 40-50 percent discount in double occupancy on this environmentally friendly island-hopping adventure to Bali & The Indonesian Islands. Solo Travelers can also take advantage of a lowered single supplement or no single supplement. The special offer applies for select 2019 sailings: June 22, July 6, August 17, 24 and September 14, 21.
"Variety Cruises aims to create positive change through our operations and to raise and set standards for the Greek and Global tourism industry to follow as we enter a new era of travel driven by sustainability," said Lakis Venetopoulos, President and CEO of Variety Cruises. "We use U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as our framework which places sustainability and green ethics sits at the core of our operations at sea and onshore."
Variety Cruises plans to remove single-use plastic from all of their ships by the end of the year.
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