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Happy World Ocean Day

19.086658333333 N / -17.55315 W en route to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

We're leaving the western-most part of the African Continent and headed north-eastward to the Canary Islands.

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Today we're enjoying another day at sea. Yesterday was World Ocean Day. As probably know the oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface and are critical to the health of the planet. They provide oxygen, regulate the climate, absorb carbon dioxide, and support a vast array of marine life. However, the oceans are under threat from pollution, overfishing, climate change, and other human activities.

Needless-to-say, Royal Caribbean takes the care of our oceans very seriously and they've taken several steps to demonstrate their commitment to the care and protection of the world's oceans. The cruise line has implemented various policies and initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable tourism and reducing the environmental impact. Some of these include:
1. Environmental stewardship: Royal Caribbean has an "Above and Beyond Compliance" policy, which means they strive to exceed the minimum environmental regulations set by international maritime laws.
2. Emissions reduction: The company has invested in advanced technologies to reduce its ships' emissions, such as air lubrication systems, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
3. Waste management: Royal Caribbean has a comprehensive waste management plan that includes reducing, reusing, and recycling waste generated on its ships.
4. Ocean conservation partnerships: The cruise line has partnered with organizations like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support ocean conservation projects and promote sustainable tourism practices.
5. Education and awareness: The company educates its guests and crew members about the importance of ocean conservation and encourages them to adopt environmentally responsible behaviors.

In recognition of World Ocean's Day our cabin attendant made this impressive lobster out of towels -

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with a card that reads "Happy World Ocean Day".

Posted by Where2FromHere 15:11

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