Although the cruise industry is still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis it is continuing to make steps towards a greener future. 

The Costa Firenze, built in the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, and delivered last year, is LNG-powered and her environmental performance have been given a Green Star 3 rating by RINA, the classification society. This is a voluntary notation provided by the classification society which covers all the main environmental impact issues such as waste, sewage, oil and air emissions.

She is LNG-powered and her environmental performance has been given a Green Star 3 rating by Rina, the classification society. This is a voluntary notation provided by the classification society which covers all the main environmental impact areas such as waste, sewage, oil and air emissions. 

With the IMO target for reducing the carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% less than a decade away these types of notation from classification societies may begin to become more common as the IMO seeks to encourage shipowners to move in a greener direction. 

With consumers looking for greener options both for transporting their cargo and for any future holidays, shipowners that are able to show their compliance with environmental sustainability standards has been approved by a classification society are likely to be a more attractive trading partner moving forward.