Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises are adopting a
water purification and distribution system that will lead to the elimination of plastic water
bottles on their ships.
The lines will use the Vero system for still and
Regent said the change will take place in two phases during
the coming year, with the first phase adding Vero onboard water service in
cabins, restaurants, lounges and bars. The transition will be made on four
ships by June 18.
In phase two, guests will get a reusable Vero water bottle
for personal use.
A similar process will take place on Oceania's six ships.
Regent and Oceania said they will eliminate an estimated 2
million and 3 million plastic water bottles, respectively, as a result.
Both lines are owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.