Oceania Cruises has announced they will be the first cruise line to eliminate plastic water bottles on all of their cruise ships. Through a partnership with Vero Water, the cruise line will remove an estimated three million plastic bottles per year starting in April 2019.
Vero Water service will be implemented in two phases during the coming year. Phase One focuses on implementing the onboard water service in suites, staterooms, restaurants, lounges and bars which will start in April and is expected to be completed by mid-June. Phase Two will marry the Vero Water service with the guest experience ashore. All guests will be provided with their own re-useable Vero Water bottle which will be theirs to keep and to take home with them. This phase-in is expected to start in the second half of 2019.
- Riviera – April 2, 2019
- Marina – April 19, 2019
- Regatta – May 1, 2019
- Sirena – May 19, 2019
- Nautica – May 30, 2019
- Insignia – June 19, 2019
Vero Water, is the world’s leading purveyor of premium water distillation systems and is used around the globe by leading luxury hospitality brands such as Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Kimpton, MGM Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, Fisher Island Club, Sea Island, and at the crème de la crème of restaurants including James Beard Award-winning Saba New Orleans, Eleven Madison Park, Meadowood at Napa Valley, Farmhouse Inn, Saison, Tribeca Grill, Blue Hill, and too many others to name.
Vero Water’s environmentally friendly approach to great-tasting distilled water utilizes dishwasher-safe glass bottles which can be used over and over again, eliminating up to three million plastic bottles per year. Vero Water’s proprietary purification system which utilizes Nano-Filtration and five separate layers of filters deliver delicious, crisp, perfectly chilled water.
OceaniaNEXT is a sweeping array of dramatic enhancements so transformational, they are inspirational. The Regatta-Class re-inspiration is the first in a line of exciting announcements and enhancements to come in 2018, 2019, and beyond. This ambitious brand initiative will elevate every facet of the Oceania Cruises guest experience to new levels.
From thoughtfully crafted new dining experiences and reimagined menus to the dramatic re-inspiration of the iconic Regatta-Class ships, guests will savor The Finest Cuisine at Sea, be pampered aboard intimate and luxurious ships, and be enriched through in-depth destination exploration.