We are committed to supporting the protection of the environment – and each of our guests can choose to make a contribution. Since 2011 and in cooperation with the climate protection organisation atmosfair, we are the first cruise operator to offer our guests the opportunity to offset their cruise-only CO2 emissions. The concept is simple – using our climate calculator, the passengers can ascertain the relevant climate protection contribution of their cruise in advance and voluntarily compensate the remaining inevitable emissions. A quarter of the compensation amount is paid by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. This contribution is used to promote projects aimed at protecting the environment.
It does not make a difference to the atmosphere where climate-damaging CO2 is emitted and where it is saved. Consequently, the emission of a certain amount of greenhouse gases which is inevitable on a sea voyage, for instance, can be avoided by climate protection projects at any given place in the world. In the end, what counts is the balance.
Our partner atmosfair is a charitable limited liability company (GmbH) under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer. The non-profit organisation uses the voluntary contributions for the protection of the climate to support non-profit climate projects and to offset the emissions caused.