Silversea is recognised as thedefining luxury cruise experience.Silversea launched its first ship in1994, thus creating a new niche forthe ultra-luxury travel market with aclass of smaller, purpose-built vesselsthat could slip into more exotic ports.At this moment the company ownsseven vessels.
These elite and intimate ships arespecifically designed for fewerguests, featuring more space and thehighest levels of personalised service.
Sustainability The industry has interest in protecting theglobal ocean environment, not onlybecause it is the responsible thing to do –but also because clean oceans andbeaches are essential to the cruiseexperience. This industry employspractices and procedures that aresubstantially more protective of theenvironment than are required byregulation.
significant progress in reducing theenvironmental impact was made byimplementing responsible practicesand investing in new technologies.Much more still has to be done.
Cruise lines all have senior level staffresponsible for environmentalprograms, which include among many otherthings, compliance with applicableinternational, federal and state environmentalregulations. These senior staff members arealso responsible for thetraining, oversight, and implementation ofother corporate environmental policies andpractices on board.
Silversea statementSilversea is committed to protecting andpreserving the earths natural, historic andcultural treasures. Silversea also has aprofound appreciation and specialdependence on the health of the worldsseas, and is devoted to ensuring the safeoperation of their vessels and maintainingfull compliance with internationalenvironmental regulations.
On Board RoutinesTrainingEvaluationInspection
Garbage SeparationWe separate the garbage into: Dry (red container): paper, burnable Wet (yellow container): food, flowers etc. Bottles/tins (blue container): glass andmetal (tins) – EMPTY Plastic (Grey container): plastic bottles, softand other hard plastic.
Spray bottlesSpray bottles like hair spray etc.goes into a separate container whichis situated in the housekeeping office.These pressure cans must bedisposed separate from all othergarbage due to the high pressure inthem.
MEDICALIf we know in advance that guest is a userof syringes, we will be given a container forused syringes to be put into the suite. Atthe end of the cruise, this container shouldbe brought to the Medical Center fordisposal together with other medical waste.
Waste from a cruise ship is separatedinto recyclable categories(paper, plastic, glass, china, food, etc)and stored for removal to land. Non-recyclable solids (biological andchemical waste) are quarantined andstored for removal to land.
Liquid waste is separated and treateddifferently. Grey water (showers andsinks) is treated and stored foremergency water provision, the rest isdumped. Black water (toilet andbiological water) is treated and storedfor land removal. Sludge(chemicals, oil and machine waste) isalso saved for land removal.
Water Treatment Facility
Maritime law allows some dumping ofgarbage while at a certain distancefrom land, but most cruise lines haverecently adopted voluntary policiesthat are stricter than maritime law.Most cruise lines will only dump foodand grey water at least 12 miles fromland.
The vessel garbage managementsystem has two elements: the vesseland the port, which is the transferpoint to the landside solid wastemanagement system.
In general, vessels operate within andreceive services from specific types ofterminals. Just as vessels differ, so doterminals. Recreational boats usemarinas, private docks, and launchramps, while fishing vessels usefishing piers and terminals.
Water desalination All ships have a water desalination plant onboard. The desalinator takes salt water fromthe sea and removed the salt and otherimpurities from it. In some cases they actually have 3 watersystems on ships. One for pure fresh drinkingquality water, another for water for the toiletsystems onship, and a third for use forcleaning the ship and doing laundry.