Mall of America
http://admin.travelmole.com/images/stories/2009/images/Screen Shot 2019-11-11 at 10_19_28.png

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

Uniworld ships to go paperless







Uniworld is going paperless on board its river cruise ships, removing menus, printed cruise programmes and newspapers.

It has already removed paper - where possible - on its sister brand, U by Uniworld, which focuses on more active itineraries and informal nightlife for younger travellers.

Restaurant and bar menus are displayed on screens and cruise activities and information are shared on WhatsApp.

Uniworld managing director Ben Wirz said the cruise line has had positive feedback from guests about the changes.

"Guests with a conscience love it and those that perhaps care less are still finding it more practical," he said. "And it allows more flexibility with last minute changes too."

He said some authorities and suppliers still demand hard copies due to regulatory compliance, but otherwise paper would be removed.

The cruise line has also removed straws from its bars and gives passengers a reusable water bottle once they step on board, instead of plastic water bottles.

Longer term plans include replacing plastic key cards with rubber wristbands and replacing plastic soap dispensers with glass ones.

Story Image



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story


NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
How will the UK Travel Industry vote in #GE2019 ?
Lab 23.51 %
Con 27.66 %
Lib 27.15 %
Other 21.69 %

Thank you for your vote


LATEST MOLES' PODCAST

Travel 2 WTM podcast with the Deep South USA

Tourism trends , Overtourism, the 'Halo' effect - The Mole talks to Amir Eylon of Longwoods

Lower comms costs, better client interface and secure data? The Mole talks to the experts

Was the Thomas Cook brand tarnished before the demise?



Move scroll bar (above) left to right for more videos!

UPCOMING EVENTS
\m