Protecting and conserving the oceans that delight and inspire us.
Oceans are vast and deep. They’re full of life and have a life of their own. We dive in them, explore in them, sail on them. We surf, paddle and fish their waters. We admire them, are in awe of them, and tell stories about them.
And now, we must help protect them.
SAFEGUARDING OUR SEAS. TOGETHER.
In partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and our parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Azamara Club Cruises® is taking steps to protect and conserve the ocean, one of the world’s most precious resources. Oceans are home to some of our most majestic, unique and threatened species. And in a way, it’s our home, too. Azamara’s two destination immersive ships sail the oceans and seas. We take you to experience destinations around the globe that are touched by the ocean. And so it is our responsibility to help protect and conserve the oceans that delight and inspire us.
THE OCEAN. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.
Oceans are more than stunning vistas, beautiful coastlines, and incredible marine wildlife. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, oceans sustain life. Oceans cover 71% of our planet’s surface, make up 95% of all the space available to life, and produce 70% of our oxygen. Oceans absorb heat and re-distribute it around the world, dominate the world's weather systems, and regulate global climate.
Oceans are home to a vast array of incredible ocean species, such as sharks, turtles, whales and polar bears. From icy polar regions to warm tropical waters, oceans contain the greatest diversity of life on Earth.
Oceans support people as a source of food, culture, and history. One billion people rely on fish as an important part of their diet and more than 520 million base their livelihoods on fishing and fishing-related activities for income and food.
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.4 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.
WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
CREATURES AND PLACES TO LOVE. AND PROTECT.
WWF works to protect key ocean species, work that influences and supports the survival of other species or offers the opportunity to conserve entire landscapes and marine areas.
Polar bears depend on sea ice to hunt seals, rest and breed. But because of the ongoing loss of sea ice habitat from climate change, polar bears are now a threatened species. Sea turtles suffer from poaching, over-exploitation, habitat destruction and accidental capture in fishing gear, and climate change has also an impact on turtle nesting sites. Oil and gas development, entanglement in fishing gear, and collisions with ships threaten gray whales.
WWF also works to conserve priority ecosystems such as the Coral Triangle in the western Pacific Ocean, the Galápagos off the coast of Ecuador, the Mesoamerican Reef region in the Caribbean Sea, and the Arctic Circle, which covers eight countries, including the United States.