In response to growing demand for more sustainable

In response to growing demand for more sustainable

first_imgIn response to growing demand for more sustainable cruises, Peregrine Adventures has announced it is tripling the number of its small ship Adventure Cruising departures in Europe in 2018. The carbon-neutral travel company will add four new charter itineraries to its Adventure Cruising range in Europe, with a total of 20 departures available in 2018, and offer a wider range of trips operated in partnership with Variety Cruises, which are carbon-offset by parent company, the Intrepid Group. Additionally, as part of its commitment to sustainable tourism, in 2018 Peregrine Adventures has banned all single-use plastics such as straws, cups, and water bottles on board its Adventure Cruising charter trips. Cloth bags and refillable water bottles will be provided. Peregrine’s small ships carry no more than 50 passengers, enabling travellers to visit the small ports that big ships can’t get to and explore little-known towns and villages in some of the world’s hottest travel destinations. “Travellers are increasingly aware of the impact they can have on holiday,” says James Thornton, CEO of the Intrepid Group. “We’ve heard from local leaders that cruise ship travellers are now being called ‘ice cream tourists’ because that’s all they’re buying when they visit an increasingly overcrowded city like Dubrovnik.” Thornton says he believes the demand for a more sustainable style of small ship cruising is so big, that Adventure Cruising travellers may outnumber those on Peregrine Adventures land-based trips in another ten years. “We’re starting small, but we have big ambitions to grow a more sustainable style of cruise ship travel. There has been an overwhelming response to this first season. By 2025, we may even see more Peregrine customers travelling on small ship cruises than on our land-based trips.” IMAGE: Peregrine Tours & trips–Italy cruiseEuropePeregrine AdventuresSustainablelast_img

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