Regent to get rid of 2 million single-use plastic water bottles annually

 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 


Regent Seven Seas Cruises will serve guests Vero Still and Sparkling water fleetwide from spring 2019. The move from traditional bottled water to premium Vero Still and Sparkling water will eliminate about two million plastic bottles annually across the cruise line’s fleet. It will also improve taste of the water. The cruise line recently eliminated single-use plastic straws.



A press release stated that as part of its Sail & Sustain environmental program, Regent will eliminate single-use plastic bottles.  Vero’s onboard purification and filling process will enable the cruise line to purify, chill and serve in Vero luxury glass bottles still and sparkling water on all its ships.





Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises said, “Regent is committed to providing an unrivaled experience that includes serving our guests the very best tasting water on their voyage.” Vero water purification system will help to reduce their carbon footprint and sustain the beautiful natural resources.





David Deshe, Vero Water founder and president. “It’s truly a privilege to partner with a world leader in luxury cruising and an organization that is committed to pioneering environmental stewardship in the travel industry.”





Their partnership will prevent millions of single-use plastic bottles from ever being produced, shipped and ultimately end up polluting the environment.




Vero Water service will be implemented in two phases during the coming year. In Phase One the  will be on implementing the onboard water service in suites, restaurants, lounges and bars on board Seven Seas Voyager (by April 5), Seven Seas Explorer (by April 8), Seven Seas Mariner (by June 5) and Seven Seas Navigator (by June 18). In Phase Two, guests will be provided with their own eco-friendly reusable Vero Water bottle.




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