Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced a partnership with NextEra Energy Resources, North America's largest producer of wind and solar power, which provides the opportunity for Norwegian guests' to help build new renewable energy projects and offset their carbon footprint. This innovative program, a first within the cruise industry, is just one initiative amongst the many environmentally conscious efforts Norwegian is committed to through its award-winning Eco-Smart Cruising practices, NCL said in a statement.
"Guests sailing on Norwegian Cruise Line are able to voluntarily contribute $10 per person, per cruise through NextEra Energy Resources' EarthEra(r) Renewable Energy Trust via Norwegian's website at www.ncl.com/environment. The EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust will direct 100 percent of the funds received from Norwegian's North American guests to build new renewable energy facilities across the United States. "
"Across our fleet, we have implemented many of the most innovative environmental policies and technologies in the cruise industry. Our partnership with NextEra Energy Resources represents a first for the industry and furthers our commitment to the environment,"
said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian's chief executive officer. "We are pleased to offer the opportunity for our guests to offset their carbon
footprint and help build renewable energy."