Some lines are getting rid of plastic straws. If you like your frozen drinks, the paper straws don't hold up very weel - tend to collapse. Bring your own reusable plastic straw and tumbler.
Phase out of plastic straws
Sign of the times.
Yep .. too much plastic floating in the water ... can always eat your frozen drink with a spoon ;) ... less brian freeze that way as well
I have never lost a straw or anything else overboard but I have had to chase down a little umbrella with a pineapple attached to it. I walked around the corner from an outside aft bar with a drink in each hand and was hit with what felt like a 30 mph wind. I have also learned to hang on to my hat turning those corners.
The only thing I lost to the wind was a plateful of Guy's Fries. I almost claimed the 5 second rule, but thought better of it.
I may have lost some bedding to the wind a time or three ... I believe the proper term here is "three sheets to the wind"
This straw thing is a form of hysteria. Believe the lines are doing more for PR benefit. Not seeing people throw things overboard on the ships I've been on. All based on some photos of plastic waste caught up in some reef that was traced to be a dumping ground for China.
I don't think it is to do with straws going overboard, or why are Starbucks, MacDonalds and other land based companies phasing out plastic straws too. The problem is the huge amounts of plastic going into garbage or recycling and in many cases being improperly disposed of so it ends up in landfill or in oceans. The vast amount of plastic being found in oceans is not only a result of cruise ships, it is a world wide disposal problem. Plastic straws are a small part of plastic waste, but they are unnecessary for most people and it is a way to make people aware of the larger problem.
omo that is to FUNNY LOL LOL I was laughing after reading that. lol lol
Guess plastic straws will still be available, but you'll have to ask for them.