Princess Yachts is supporting eXXpedition North Pacific 2018, an all-female sailing expedition and scientific research mission scheduled to begin June 23 in Hawaii.
British skipper and ocean advocate Emily Penn is leading the team, which intends to sail the North Pacific Gyre to investigate the problem of plastics in the oceans.
“I am really pleased to confirm Princess’ commitment to pushing for change in the consumption of plastics, and to limit the impact we have,” Kiran Haslam, marketing director for Princess, stated in a press release. “At all of our events, we will stamp out the use of plastic straws, bags and wrappers, and we are now committed to bring about the same change within our global network. We will be asking all of our global distribution and dealer points, which exceeds 100 offices globally, to be following our lead over the coming months. We are delighted to be sponsoring eXXpedition, and wish the team a successful voyage.”
Which women are part of the eXXpedition crew? Scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, businesswomen, psychologists, actors, ocean activists and sustainability professionals (and some experienced sailors).