MIAMI -- Oceana, a nonprofit environmental organization, said it will end a 10-month campaign against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. after receiving a letter from the cruise company's CEO Richard Fain that said RCCL plans to install advanced wastewater purification facilities fleetwide.

A spokeswoman for RCCL said the company is committed to placing advanced treatment systems onboard all of its ships -- once the technology "proves environmentally and economically feasible." The company has not given an installation date or said what systems it would end up installing.

Oceana's campaign, which was levied solely against RCCL, contended the line was dumping untreated sewage into the ocean -- a charge that RCCL has denied -- and called for a boycott of the cruise company until it installed the advanced wastewater facilities.

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