Cruise Lines to Adhere to Environmental Guidelines

Arlington, Va. — Beginning July 1, cruise ships such as Royal Caribbean Cruises, Holland America and Disney Cruise Lines must meet recycling and waste discharge guidelines set by the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL). On Monday, ICCL member companies voted unanimously in favor of the new standards, which include designing and constructing environmentally friendly ships, complying with international and U.S. environmental laws, and minimizing waste production.