In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will donate $5 for every Norwegian Epic booking made that day to help support the Officer Snook Water Pollution Program/Youth Environmental Programs, Inc., specifically the organization’s sea turtle release program. Officer Snook educational programming is included in Norwegian’s Kids Crew programs across the fleet.
Norwegian Epic, Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle cruise ship, will feature several environmentally-friendly features particularly in its heating and cooling, lighting, garbage handling, sewage and glazing systems. In an effort to further support the environment and the regions in which the ship will sail, Norwegian is saluting the Office Snook Water Pollution Program/Youth Environmental Programs Inc.'s sea turtle release event and donating $5 for every deposited booking made on April 22 for any of Norwegian Epic’s scheduled sailings through April 7, 2012.
Norwegian currently partners with the Officer Snook Water Pollution Program as part of its Kid's Crew. Children of all ages who participate in Norwegian’s Kid's Crew can learn about the importance of clean water, and the effects and prevention of marine pollution.
"We support the environment by incorporating the most environmentally-friendly equipment on board and utilizing 'green' practices wherever possible," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. "We also try to instill positive environmental habits amongst our young cruisers and Officer Snook has been a great partner that has helped us educate millions of kids. It's our honor to support them and the waters and sea life where Norwegian Epic will sail."
"We are so grateful to Norwegian Cruise Line for supporting the Officer Snook Program," said Jennifer Sevin, national director of the Officer Snook Water Pollution Program and president of the Youth Environmental Programs, Inc. "This generous donation will allow us to support our sea turtle release efforts."