As for the lamest headline I've seen all week - USA Today asks, "Would you pay $95 to 'go green' for the day on a cruise?" The story covers Crystal Cruises' launch of a new "eco" cruise. The luxury line is offering folks the chance to take a $95-a-person "Go Green" shore excursion in Malta. The trip will involve tree planting, donating food to the community and learning about eco-farming methods.
So, does anyone else find it laughable that a cruise line is offering a "go green" trip. Because last I heard cruises were about the least eco-friendly way to travel. No amount of destination good deeds will make up for the damage a cruise ship does to the environment.
Crystal Cruises' notes that this new excursion is a prelude to a global "You Care, We Care" program of excursions it will debut in 2011. If they really cared, they'd be in another line of work. I know we all need to make a living, but cruise ships do it at too high a price. Real eco-savvy folks can find a better way to volunteer for the planet than taking an eco-bad cruise.