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Oceania Cruises has announced that they will discontinue the use of plastic water bottles on all of their ships. The cruise line, in partnership with Vero Water, will eliminate nearly three million plastic bottles per year. This new sustainability effort begins in April 2019.
Oceania Cruises is the first cruise line to eliminate plastic water bottles.
Vero Water is the world’s leading purveyor of premium water distillation systems. They have developed a proprietary purification system which utilizes Nano-Filtration and five separate layers of filters to produce their water.
Oceania Cruises and Vero Water implementation
Vero Water service will be implemented in two phases during this year. Phase One will implement the onboard water service in suites, staterooms, restaurants, lounges and bars beginning in April. The onboard changeover is expected to be completed by mid-June. Phase Two will merge the Vero Water service and guest experience. All guests will be provided with their own re-useable Vero Water bottle which they can keep and take home. Phase Two is expected to start in the second half of 2019.
Riviera – April 2, 2019
Marina – April 19, 2019
Regatta – May 1, 2019
Sirena – May 19, 2019
Nautica – May 30, 2019
Insignia – June 19, 2019
More about Vero Water
Vero Water systems are used around the world by leading luxury hospitality brands such as Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Kimpton, MGM Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, Fisher Island Club, Sea Island. Also using Vero Water are James Beard Award-winning restaurants like Saba New Orleans, Eleven Madison Park, Meadowood at Napa Valley, Farmhouse Inn, Saison, Tribeca Grill, Blue Hill and more.
Vero Water uses dishwasher-safe glass bottles that can be used over and over again.
OceaniaNEXT is a fleet-wide, extensive rebranding and refurbishment initiative. The Regatta-Class refurbishment is the first in a line of exciting announcements and enhancements for 2019 and beyond. The enhancements will be evident throughout all six ships, from new dining experiences and menus to the dramatic re-inspiration of the Regatta-Class ships.
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