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Monday, June 11, 2012

Princess Cruises honored for environmental efforts

Princess Cruises has been honored by the ports of San Francisco and Victoria, BC, Canada, with awards for the cruise line’s environmental efforts.

Victoria City Mayor Dean Fortin and the Honorable James Moore, Canadian Federal Minister, present the Ogden Point Eco Award to Princess Senior Environmental Officer Debbie Nylund. (Photo by Jeff Slater)

The Victoria, B.C. Ogden Point Eco Award recognizes cruise lines who go above and beyond in their efforts to reduce emissions while in the port of Victoria, including using low-sulfur fuel. The award cited four Princess ships that called in Victoria during 2011 -- Golden Princess, Island Princess, Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess.
Michael Nerney, Marketing Manager for the Port of San Francisco presents Sea Princess Captain Martin Stenzel with the Cruise Ship Environmental Award

The Port of San Francisco’s Cruise Ship Environmental Award was presented to Sea Princess and Sapphire Princess. The ships earned this distinction during the 2011 season for air emissions reduction, advanced waste-water management, and recycling and disposal programs. Both vessels plugged into the port's new shoreside power system, the first to be implemented in California.

“We are always gratified when our ships are recognized for making a difference in local environmental efforts,” said Rai Caluori, Princess’ executive vice president of fleet operations. “It is important to us that stunning ports such as San Francisco and Victoria continue to offer passengers the natural beauty they come to experience.”

More information about Princess Cruises can be found at Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine - All About Princess Cruises or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.

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