Conserving heat from engines, producing fresh water and reducing single-use plastics are just some of the initiatives that go on behind the scenes. One of the many reasons to take a cruise is the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of both the oceans and destinations around the world, from the cool waters and wilderness of Alaska to the warm Caribbean Sea and its idyllic islands. These wonders depend on the environment, which is why Royal Caribbean has spent decades protecting the destinations you visit and the communities that call them home. The best part? Your vacations can be as responsible as they are memorable. It all started more than 30 years ago with a recycling program called Save the Waves. That’s now grown to involve partnerships with experts like World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and innovations to use, conserve and repurpose energy and reduce emissions, waste management and more. Although these efforts mostly go on behind the scenes, what you’ll find ‘under the hood’ are ma