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10/06/2022 By : Kelly Ranson

Cruise Baltic network commits to further sustainability initiatives

Cruise Baltic, a B2B network of 32 ports and destinations in the Baltic Sea Region, has produced its Sustainability Report 2021 and is continuing to commit to greener cruising.

Despite the pandemic and few cruise calls over the past two years, almost 60 per cent of Cruise Baltic partners have implemented new sustainability initiatives - these include economic and social sustainability as well as environmental sustainability.

Last year, 19 of the destinations in the Cruise Baltic network presented new initiatives to support the vision to make “cruising a sustainable vacation offer in 2030”.

From low emission shuttle buses to solar-powered terminals

Highlights of initiatives include Gothenburg allowing low emission buses and to spread out the shuttle bus stops to avoid crowds, while in Tallin the new cruise terminal is powered by solar panels. Copenhagen focused on increasing onshore spending as part of its economic initiative and in the German port town of Rostock-Warnemünde, onshore power supply is now available.

“Sustainability has many facets, and for the cruise industry to be sustainable, we must take all of these aspects into account. Many of our partners have spent the time during the pandemic well by developing great initiatives within both social, economic and environmental sustainability,” said Claus Bødker, the Director of Cruise Baltic.

Cruise Baltic was founded in 2004, aiming to promote the region towards cruise lines and travel agents.

To find out more about Cruise Baltic visit www.cruisebaltic.com and to learn more on the OTT courses take a look here: https://www.onlinetraveltraining.com/uk/directory/cruise-baltic/courses/

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