PONANT: Going Above and Beyond to Protect the Environment - Crown Cruise Vacations
PONANT is committed to protecting the environment with state-of-the-art technologies, improved waste and waste water treatment, programs to raise the awareness of travelers, and future plans that are increasingly innovative in terms of sustainable development.
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PONANT offers state-of-the-art technologies on their ships:
- An increasingly cleaner fleet- PONANT goes above and beyond environmental regulations in force (for example, the MARPOL convention for the prevention of pollution from ships and the Polar Code) by studying ways to help us minimize their impact on the places PONANT visits and their obligations both towards them and towards the people who live there. Thanks to PONANT’s efforts, all their ships have been awarded the international “Clean Ship” label, which certifies that they have reduced our environmental impact.
- The first electric hybrid polar ship powered by LNG in the world- PONANT is designing a luxury cruise polar exploration ship scheduled to be completed in 2021. It will be fitted with the latest sustainable development technologies and will surpass the requirements of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) 2020 regulation. The Icebreaker features perfected “Clean Ship” fittings that go beyond the current industry-standard environmental regulations.
- Improved waste and
sewage treatment- All types of “water” generated aboard PONANT’s ships are
treated to prevent the potential risk of polluting aquatic environments. Blackwater
is filtered, treated, and reused. At the end of the process, solid waste is stored and unloaded on land, in accordance with standard regulatory procedures. Bilge water is treated using ceramic membrane filtration systems to obtain an extremely low content of hydrocarbons: less than 5ppm instead of 15ppm. Greywater (bath, shower, kitchen, laundry) is recycled and reused to wash external decks. Ballast water is subject to bio decontamination.
- PONANT is reducing its waste- 100% of waste is separated and sorted on board. Recycling on boardis 60% more effective than on land. PONANT has some of the most modern methods of reducing their waste including, pulpers, crushers, and compactors. At the end of sorting, 700g is the average volume of non-recyclable waste, generated by every guest during a cruise. By comparison, the same person would have produced 2.3 kg of waste on land.
Descriptions of technology and photos courtesy of PONANT