It has been one thing to recycle all ships, it’s another thing to operate them without doing any harm to the environment. Here’s some of the things we do to maximize your comfort while minimizing the environmental impact. Firstly, we have chosen our location carefully. We docked our renovated ships in a recycled shipyard where social entrepreneurs opened up offices in written off houseboats surrounded by soil-cleaning plants. One of the houseboat companies, Metabolic, is on a mission ‘to tackle global sustainability challenges’. Thankfully they also committed themselves to a sustainability challenge right next door: Metabolic is our proud partner in finding clever ways to increase the sustainability of our historic vessels. For our energy supply we cooperate with Green Choice. They generate energy from natural and domestic sources and convinced over 400.000 Dutch households to power their houses following Green Choice’s sustainable philosophy. As always, the devil is in the details. For example; we buy our chocolates from an artisan chocolate maker transporting the cocoa with a ship called Tres Hombres. Now here’s the thing: the Tres Hombres does not have an engine, it crosses the ocean powered by wind only. We love it! In your shower you’ll find fragrant refillable bottles of Marie Stella Maris; an Amsterdam based company named after the patroness of the sailors. Every time you take a shower and you soap yourself, you contribute to a water-project somewhere in a third world country. Besides all those great values, it’s an excellent body wash! Furthermore, we recycle your complimentary Nespresso capsules and, obviously, we separate (y)our garbage.