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Responsible Travel


Supporting Communities and the Environment


Traveling by small vessels enables us to get up close to nature and wildlife in some of the most scenic areas of the world. While delivering exceptional access to these areas, we realize our presence has an impact. We look for ways to lessen our footprint on the environment. From replacing engines for more efficient models to making arrangements in each port for recycling and proper disposal of waste. Our teams on board and ashore work together to operate responsibly.


A key part of operating a responsible business is ensuring we leave a positive impact in the communities we visit. This core value is part of our initial itinerary planning on through to operations management and office practices. Whether it’s a cruise donation to an organization for a fundraising effort or partnering with locals for tours, we look for ways to share the wealth and enrich the lives of those we meet.


Responsible Actions:

  • Purchase local food and supplies
  • Partner with local people for cultural tours / presentations
  • Follow “Leave No Trace” practices
  • Purchase supplies with less packaging to reduce waste
  • Recycle
  • Testing new systems to reduce engine emission / increase fuel efficiency
  • Eco-friendly bath amenities on board in refillable containers
  • Reusable water bottles in each cabin for guest use; no bottled water on board
  • Donate to local organizations in areas where we operate

Learn more about our contributions by visiting our Affiliations page