Don’t be surprised if the next time you set sail with Norwegian Cruise Line, the popular towel animals are nowhere to be found.
In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, the Norwegian is trialling the removal of the iconic towels on some ships. However, according to the cruise line, those who specifically ask for the service will continue to be treated with a charming towel animal each night.
“We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by fostering a culture of awareness and respect for our world’s resources. Our mission is to continually improve our sustainability culture through fresh innovation, progressive education and open collaboration. As such, from time to time we explore opportunities to expand our efforts,” a Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson told Starts at 60.
“In this instance, we are assessing the impact of reducing the number of towel animals we showcase aboard a few of our ships. We understand that many of our guests enjoy them as part of the experience of cruising with us so towel animals remain available upon request.”
They did not specify which ships will adopt the new animal towel policies and when they will go into effect.
It comes after the Norwegian eliminated plastic straws from their ships last year, as part of an effort to become more environmentally sustainable.