Oceania Cruises has partnered with Vero Water on a sustainability initiative designed to eliminate millions of plastic water bottles per year. This green initiative is the latest facet of the brand’s OceaniaNEXTenhancements and the company’s larger Sail & Sustain environmental program.
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“By introducing Vero Water to the Oceania Cruises experience, we are not only taking a quantum leap forward environmentally, we are providing our guests with the gold-standard of still and sparkling water,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises. As part of its OceaniaNEXT initiative, the line’s ships will be outfitted with Vero Water’s acclaimed still and sparkling water distillation systems starting in April. Installation of the Vero Water systems will ultimately eliminate an estimated three million plastic bottles per year.
Vero Water’s environmentally friendly approach to distilled water utilizes dishwasher-safe glass bottles which can be used over and over again. Vero Water’s proprietary purification system, which utilizes Nano-Filtration and five separate layers of filters, delivers delicious, crisp, perfectly chilled water.
Vero Water service will be implemented in two phases during the coming year. Phase One focuses on implementing the onboard water service in suites, staterooms, restaurants, lounges and bars which will start in April and is expected to be completed by mid-June. Phase Two will marry the Vero Water service with the guest experience ashore. All guests will be provided with their own re-useable Vero Water bottle which will be theirs to keep and to take home with them. This phase-in is expected to start in the second half of 2019.