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The delights of travel with a ‘green’ conscience

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Pioneer of luxury eco-friendly river cruises

By being fully committed to observing the ecological principles, Lüftner Cruises has taken a leadership position in meeting the growing challenges of environmental sustainability in river cruising.

At Lüftner Cruises we set great store by travelling up and down our beautiful rivers using resources
as sparingly as possible. It’s not just a question of saving water and energy, of operating vessels
economically, of consistently avoiding the creation of rubbish or preferring local produce; the company also promotes active awareness of our general responsibility for the environment and society.

Cooperation with atmosfair

In addition to setting new standards in the field of protecting the environment, we have also introduced opportunities to make voluntary contributions to climate protection since 2011. Working closely with the climate protection organisation atmosfair, we are Europe’s first river cruise operator to offer guests aboard our AMADEUS vessels an opportunity to offset their own CO2 consumption during the cruise with a donation. Lüftner Cruises supports the project with an additional donation of 25% of the amounts contributed in this way.  

At the end of their cruise passengers can decide for themselves if they would like to pay the suggested climate protection levy of €2 per day per cabin. Such donations support exclusively UN-certified projects in developing countries intended to benefit the people who pollute the environment and cause climate change the least.