Environmental Prize Awarded to Crystal Symphony By the Ports of Stockholm
April 1, 2009
Left to right, Gregg Michel, President of Crystal Cruise,
David Schubert, the Port of Stockholm
On March 17, Crystal Symphony, which is operated by Crystal Cruises Inc., a Los Angeles–based wholly owned subsidiary of NYK, was awarded the Environmental Buoy Diploma by the Ports of Stockholm.
The award, which the ship also won in 2001 and 2002, is given to cruise ships and their crews in recognition of superior environmental efforts in the Baltic Sea. Crystal Symphony was chosen from among 80 vessels.
Crystal Cruises Inc. is dedicated to raising shipboard and shoreside awareness of responsible and respectful treatment of the environments through which its ships travel. In the office and on ships, responsible waste management is practiced, and energy is conserved to reduce CO2 emissions. Moreover, the line recently introduced 100 percent recyclable EcoHangers on its ships, an alternative to the nearly nine billion wire and plastic hangers filling landfills each year.
Crystal Symphony will visit Stockholm during several Baltic and Northern Europe voyages from June through August.
Crystal Cruises Inc.
The line was founded in 1988 and offers a range of luxury cruises on its two ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, which were recently recognized as the top two medium-sized cruise ships in the world.
Crystal Symphony: 51,000 tons; 940-guest capacity
Crystal Serenity: 68,000 tons; 1,080-guest capacity
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