The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet is set to operate without heavy fuel oil

Hapag Lloyd Fleet

From July 2020 onwards, the global fleet of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will use marine gas oil with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 % (LS-MGO) exclusively. In doing so, the company will cut the emissions of its fleet of both luxury and expedition ships significantly. By transitioning to the low-pollutant fuel voluntarily, the sulphur emissions of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet will be cut by 80 %. Additionally, the switch to marine gas oil means a reduction in soot and particulates of up to 30 %.

Says Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: “With our years of expertise in the luxury and expedition segment, we set the highest standards in the industry with our ships and are committed to adhering to strict environmental protection standards. Already we have made significant progress in this context and never stop working to improve even further. These efforts have taken us far beyond the minimum statutory requirements. The decision not to use heavy fuel oil is a significant step towards operating environmentally-conscious cruises and an important investment in our future.”

In 1993 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises stopped using heavy fuel oil in the Arctic of its own volition and only uses marine gas oil with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 %. At the start of the year, the company announced its decision to transition gradually and stop using heavy fuel oil in its expedition fleet in future. This important development now continues.

Additionally, all new ships of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – including the EUROPA 2 and the new expedition class – are compatible with cold ironing and have been fitted with modern SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalytic converters. These converters clean exhaust gases and lower nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 95 %.

The global routes will be planned and carried out with an average speed that is environmentally-friendly, cutting fuel consumption by over one third. The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet is also equipped with seawater desalination technology to produce clean water, as well as with biological sewage treatment plants. The bow thrusters and stabilisers run on environmentally-friendly bio-petroleum.

“I believe that travel is immensely valuable and an important means of developing an understanding of the world. Cruising with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises means understanding nature better, coming face-to-face with it and even feeling a sense of humility before it,” adds Karl J. Pojer.

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing - Opening Offer

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Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing - Opening Offer

Virtuoso Amenities  For 2019-2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast daily for two per bedroom

  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage or Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not applicable for SPA retail products)

  • Early check-in/late check-out,subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

CNY888 daily credit, which can be offset against a wide range of options including gastronomic experience at Restaurants and Bar, in-room dining, mini-bar, laundry and treatment at the spa.

**The daily credit CANNOT be applied for afternoon tea, retail consumption, car rental or tour programs

Ponant Cruises Sustainable Travel Program

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service, and well-designed itineraries sailing to all corners of the globe. Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents. Our fleet of 12 purpose-built intimate ships are able to call at iconic, international ports as well as secret harbors accessible only to smaller-sized ships and our expeditions all include Zodiac landings, and onboard expert naturalists to enhance your experience.

 

Book with our cruise specialist and receive a $950 flight credit offered per person. Offers valid on a selection of cruises are subject to availability, non-retroactive and subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Flight credit offer may be combined with Welcome, Join The Club and PYC Advantages offers. PONANT Bonus prices may vary depending on cruise availability and may be subject to change without previous notice.

A Cinematic Experience at Andaz Singapore Awaits

Andaz Singapore

A Cinematic Experience at Andaz Singapore Awaits

With Singapore as a crazy-rich backdrop, Andaz Singapore inspires guests to experience the city through fresh perspectives. The boutique-inspired five-star property by Hyatt offers guestrooms with locally-inspired design and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame stunning views of Singapore’s skyline.

Your will enjoy these complimentary perks through Travel Hub 365:

100 USD Food & Beverage credit

Minibar with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (spirits not included)

All-day refreshments in lounge

Early check-in and late check-out, upon availability

Free Wi-Fi

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Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing Virtuoso Amenities

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Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing Virtuoso Amenities

High-level lavishness awaits you at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, which sits atop the city’s landmark 1,083-foot-tall China World Tower. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the city’s treasures below, while classic decor, rich woods and Asian accents entice you to linger in your exceptionally well-appointed guestroom. Find refuge in the lifestyle sanctuary, featuring a full gym, infinity swimming pool and the serene CHI, The Spa. Global tastes are satiated at a selection of fine-dining venues, including Japan's Nadaman, Grill 79 and Beijing's highest bar: Atmosphere.

Virtuoso Amenities For 2018:
Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests served in the restaurant
Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability is applicable for Executive and Premier Rooms
$100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage or Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full).
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

Exclusive Opening Offer Anantara Quy Nhon Villas ~ A Virtuoso Preview Property

Exclusive Opening Offer Anantara Quy Nhon Villas ~ A Virtuoso Preview Property

Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, scheduled to open 1 September 2018, is located on the south central coast of Vietnam, an area known for its wide beaches and emerald waters. Each of the 26 villas boasts panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling doors and includes butler service.

Tokyo Kiocho - Receive more with Starwood Luxury Privileges

Tokyo Kioicho

Receive more with Starwood Luxury Privileges

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel promises unique traveling experiences in Chiyoda, a special ward in central Tokyo. The hotel is part of Tokyo Garden Terrace, a mixed-use development that comprises commercial, residential, retail, and entertainment spaces. The hotel is the perfect location to experience the metropolis's inspiring sites such as the nearby Imperial Palace. Deemed the jewel of the city, the Imperial Palace is surrounded by moats, stonewalls, bridges, and picturesque gardens.

Also receive a complimentary fourth night for stays through March 31, 2017* when you reserve a stay on the Luxury Privileges rate plan. Guests will also enjoy:

  • One 100 USD food credit per room, per stay (valid for dinner only)
  • Daily buffet or set breakfast for two guests
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check in and late check out, all subject to availability

Contact us for full terms and conditions.

 

 

Royal Caribbean May Cruise Offer

Royal Caribbean May Cruise Offer

This is not a cruise. This is a memory-packed experience expedition – and right now you can get it all for less. Pedal through Freedom City in St. Croix and explore the underwater world of St. Maarten's Maho Beach. Hop from one unforgettable island to another while thrilling in adrenaline pumping activities, like hanging ten on the top deck. Catching edge-of-your-seat shows like CATS. And savoring farm-to-fork fare at 150 Central Park. This is not the Caribbean — this is the Royal Caribbean® .

Visit Singapore With Azamara Club Cruises

    Up to 25% off Voyage Fares per person    Up to $500 OBC per stateroom     Travel Hub 365 Exclusive – Dinner for Two ($50 OBC)

 

Up to 25% off Voyage Fares per person

Up to $500 OBC per stateroom

Travel Hub 365 Exclusive – Dinner for Two ($50 OBC)

 

Azamara Quest - More Overnights, More Destinations, More Experiences


Offer applies to new individual bookings made between 10/1/2015 and 10/31/2015 on select 2016/2017 voyages. Offer is available to individual bookings and non-contracted group bookings named and fully deposited during the sale weeks. Offer is not applicable to incentive or contracted groups. Offer is combinable with Onboard Booking savings, Back-to-Back savings, and Le Club Voyage Quarterly savings. Unless stated otherwise, offer is not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including but not limited to Interline, Travel Agent and Net Rates. Offer is not applicable to 3rd and 4th guests in a stateroom. After the Offer Period, the Offer will be removed from the booking if the guest cancels and reinstates the booking, applies a fare change, or changes the ship or sail date of the booking; certain other changes to the booking may also result in removal of the Offer. Subject to availability and change without notice, and may be withdrawn at any time. Applicable to U.S. and Canada only

Visit Singapore With Azamara Club Cruises

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