'Mein Schiff 2' Cruise Ship.

'Mein Schiff 2' Cruise Ship.

31-05-2021Gabriel Alomar

The Cruise Lines International Association or CLIA and TUI Cruises organised a guided tour of 'Mein Schiff 2' on Thursday to showcase the cruise industry's commitment to the environment, innovation and advancements.

CLIA Director, Alfredo Serrano.

CLIA's National Director, Alfredo Serrano, and Tui Cruises CEO, Wybcke Meier, explained the advanced wastewater treatment systems, the use of liquefied natural gas, the exhaust gas scrubbing systems and the ship’s capacity to connect to electricity on land in order to reduces emissions while it’s docked in port, which is only available at 14 ports in the world.

“The objective is to counteract the myths that revolve around cruise ships, which are born out of ignorance and confusion,” explained Serrano. “The regulations are demanding and specific and the Sector has undergone a very significant change in the last 15 years.”

'Mein Schiff 2' Environmental Agent, Milos Grgic.

'Mein Schiff 2' Environmental Agent, Milos Grgic explained how the engine control room works and how the ship's emissions are measured, then he took the visitors to the engine room, where he talked about the water treatment plant and catalytic oxide filters.

'Mein Schiff 2' Environmental Agent, Milos Grgic with Tourism Councillor, Elena Navarro; Head of Quality, Environment, Innovation & CSR at the Balearic Port Authority, Jorge Martín, and Tourism General Director, Rosana Morillo.

The event was attended by Tourism Councillor, Elena Navarro; Head of Quality, Environment, Innovation & CSR at the Balearic Port Authority, Jorge Martín, and Tourism General Director, Rosana Morillo.

“I appreciate the transparency of the Sector and its willingness to share its good practices. The most modern systems ensure sustainability, which is the way forward for this industry,” said Morillo.

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Lisa / Hace 15 days

Yes, ignorant and confused if you question these giant polluters, disgorging thousands of low spending tourists into Palma.

My father was a captain - these ships are a nightmare. Tony is spot on. Mallorca’s marine life is worth protecting..

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Tony / Hace 16 days

I was a Navy engineer for 30 years. I can tell you that while there have been some improvements, cruise ships are still highly polluting. If you live on the coast west of Palma (ie exposed to the prevailing wind here) you will have seen the disappearance of marine life. And to label us all as ignorant and confused is hardly going to help. Terrible PR by a bad industry.

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