Take 3 for the Sea joins forces with Norwegian Cruise Line to target Plastic Pollution

Take 3 for the Sea has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line Australia (NCL), one of the world’s largest cruise lines, joining forces to reduce plastic pollution on beaches and in the ocean – and inspiring the public to do the same. 

As Take 3 for the Sea’s partner, NCL Australia has pledged its support over three years while also actively encouraging staff, stakeholders, and guests to do their bit to stop plastic pollution reaching our waterways through education, training sessions and travel partner initiatives

“Conserving the health of our oceans and reducing plastic pollution is an important part of our comprehensive Sail & Sustain program,” said Ben Angell, Managing Director and Vice President of NCL APAC. “As the first major cruise line to eradicate single-use plastic water bottles from our ships, we’re proud to say that so far, across our three sister brands at NCLH we’ve kept over 14 million water bottles and 50 million plastic straws from harming the environment.”

“As an avid surfer and swimmer, the ocean is a big part of my life,” Ben continued. “Together with my family, I’ve been ‘taking 3 for the sea’ for many years in my local community. Now, I’m honoured to share my passion and roll up my sleeves alongside my colleagues, travel industry partners and NCL guests to empower others to get involved.”

NCL became the first cruise line to eradicate single-use plastic water bottles from its ships in 2020. To achieve this, NCL offers FLOW water products fleetwide, which use responsibly sourced paperboard packaging with a plant-based cap.

Jacquie Riddell, CEO of Take 3, said, “We are delighted to have NCL on board as a partner. They have demonstrated their commitment to ocean conservation in many ways with their Sail and Sustain program. They have also taken steps to support the mental wellbeing of NCL’s Australian and New Zealand staff and travel partners with their annual Walk for Wellness initiative. We are thrilled that this year’s Walk for Wellness will include a week of Take 3 for the Sea Challenges, recognising the way that doing good for the planet can promote a sense of personal wellbeing.”

For more information on NCL’s Sail & Sustain commitments, click here, and to download the company’s 2021 ESG report, click here.

For further information on Take 3 for the Sea, click here.

About Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

As the innovator in global cruise travel, NCL has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 55 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionised the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal holiday on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 18 contemporary ships sail to over 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. NCL not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodation across the fleet, including solo-traveller staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call NCL in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283 or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media centre and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.