Cruise lines team up with NGOs

The world’s two largest cruise lines, Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises, have announced that they are each teaming up with environmental NGOs in the name of ocean conservation.

Carnival will host representatives from leading conservation, science and sustainability organizations for The Nature Conservancy’s annual Mapping Ocean Wealth forum, at its Miami headquarters.

The Mapping Ocean Wealth project aims to improve investments in conservation, restoration and economic development by identifying and mapping the areas where ocean benefits are produced.

Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean announced a five-year global partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help ensure the long-term health of the oceans.

The partners will set measurable and achievable sustainability targets that will reduce Royal Caribbean’s environmental footprint, raise awareness about ocean conservation among the company’s more than five million guests, and support WWF’s global oceans conservation work.