“Behind the Waves” Gives Guests an Inside Look at Environmental Programs at Disney Cruise Line

Guests sailing on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder now have a unique opportunity to learn about environmental efforts aboard Disney Cruise Line through a behind the scenes video hosted by Disney Channel’s Brenda Song.

Aptly titled “Behind the Waves,” the video provides an inside look at conservation programs and operations both in guest areas and backstage onboard the ships and at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.  Covering topics of shipboard recycling efforts, energy savings, water conservation and programs protecting wildlife in Disney Cruise Line ports of call, the video showcases strides being made by the cruise line while also engaging guests to help support those efforts.

“We are excited to be able to share this inside look at some of the environmental programs we have in place on the ships and island,” said Tom Wolber, Senior Vice President of Operations.  “I hope that in learning about some of the efforts we’re supporting at sea, our guests will be inspired to look at actions they can take to conserve in their own lives.”

Viewers of “Behind the Waves” are guided through the facts and environmental tips by actress Brenda Song, star of the hit Disney Channel series, “The Suite Life on Deck.”  From switching to energy efficient light bulbs to processing up to 405 tons of recyclables each year, “Behind the Waves” showcases environmental facts about Disney Cruise Line operations including:

  • Both the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder have shipboard Environmental Officers dedicated to overseeing all environmental procedures and programs.
  • Up to a third of the water used onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder is saved through a process where air conditioning condensation is collected and then used it to rinse the outside decks of the ships.
  • An innovative hull coating on both ships helps increase fuel efficiency by enhancing hydrodynamic properties as the ships sail through the seas.
  • A unique program to process used cooking oil from the ships’ galleys produces biodiesel fuel for machinery and small vehicles on Castaway Cay.

For more information on environmental programs taking place at Disney Cruise Line, please review the DCL Environmental Fact Sheet on the “Environment” tab of this website.

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