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Cruising Away Waste Secrets

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Summer is closely coming to an end which means it’s time to squeeze in your last minute cruise vacays!! If you are sailing away this summer or plan to in the future you may want to continue reading about the waste secret many cruise ships have not disclosed!!

There are 2 types of sewage on your cruise ship. 1)Black Water: waste flushed in toilet

2)Gray Water: waste/water down shower/sink drains.


Both types of waste go to large individual tanks hidden from passengers and fill up quickly therefore need to be emptied. The tanks are stated to be treated with chlorine and environmentally bacteria solutions then unfortunately then all waste is emptied into the ocean. On average cruise ships dump approximately 250,000-300,000 combined tank gallons into the ocean everyday and is absolutely legal as long as it’s within 3 miles from shore.

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