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Passenger Vessel Association Welcomes Un-Cruise Adventures to its Green WATERS Program

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UCA_Safari Endeavour_creditWolfgangKaehler_webSeattle, WA — The Passenger Vessel Association recognized Un-Cruise Adventures as a member of its Green WATERS Program for the company’s dedication and commitment toward a cleaner, greener marine environment.

Members of WATERS (We Are Taking Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship) around the U.S. have taken it upon themselves to reduce their environmental impact in a variety of ways, including reducing fuel consumption, conserving potable water, using less harmful chemicals near waterways, conserving energy, and working with their employees to create a greener workplace.

“We are committed to operating responsibly as we explore in some of the most scenic and awe inspiring places on Earth,” said Un-Cruise Adventures’ CEO Dan Blanchard.

The PVA Green WATERS Program was designed exclusively for the passenger vessel industry as a voluntary program aimed at reducing waste and operating in a cleaner, greener, more sustainable environment. 

PVA Executive Director John Groundwater said, “I commend Un-Cruise Adventures for their dedication to the marine environment because America’s waterways depend on organizations like this one who strive to make a difference for cleaner water for everyone to enjoy.”

Un-Cruise Adventures follows Leave No Trace practices on all voyages and explores remote areas in small groups to minimize impact on the environment. In the line’s Seattle and Juneau offices and aboard ships, eco-friendly products are purchased; waste is reduced through purchasing decisions; communities are supported through local purchases, hiring and donations; and recycling occurs wherever there are facilities.  Vessels are maintained with an eye on fuel reduction including choosing more efficient engines. A new partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program reinforces the line’s commitment to only serve sustainable seafood.

Un-Cruise Adventures fleet of boutique yachts and small ships carry 22-88 guests on adventure and river cruises in Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Hawaii, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica and Panama.

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