Royal Caribbean is to open the world’s first zero-energy cruise terminal.
This means the cruise giant’s new US terminal – at the Port of Galveston in Texas – will generate all of its energy from on-site solar panels. It will be the first terminal of its kind anywhere in the world and lays down a significant marker for the cruise industry to tackle climate change.
The Galveston terminal is due to open on November 9.
“We are focused on innovating across all aspects of our company, especially in our work to advance sustainability in the communities we visit,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group.
“We deeply value both the oceans we sail and the communities we visit and operate in, and the modern design and development features at our terminal in Galveston will work in service of both.”
Royal Caribbean will base its Oasis Class line – comprising the world’s largest cruise ships – at the new $125m terminal.