A Fabulous Eco-Journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Experiencing a Night of Opulence on the Luxurious Eco-Friendly Train Making a Sustainable Statement in High-End Travel

Luxury train travel can be eco-friendly, as I discovered on a recent unforgettable trip.

A navy blue train stopped at a platform with mountains in the background.

Imagine embarking on a luxurious adventure where you can splurge to your heart’s content while still being an eco-warrior! Well, my fellow fashion lovers, allow me to introduce you to the captivating world of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – a train that not only exudes elegance but also champions sustainability.

Now, you might be thinking, “How can a train be sustainable?” But trust me, my fashion-forward friends, this majestic locomotive is a shining example of pushing the boundaries of green travel. Picture yourself aboard preserved carriages from the iconic Orient Express fleet of the 1920s and 1930s, relishing every moment in pure opulence. Chicness level: off the charts!

But it gets even better! On this eco-voyage, you can minimize your carbon footprint while feeling like a million bucks. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has several sustainability practices that will make even Mother Nature herself proud. From conserving energy to reducing waste, this train is an eco-warrior disguised in a glamorous exterior.

Maintaining your style while saving the planet? It’s a fashionista’s dream come true!

Now, let’s delve into the details, my fabulous fashionistas. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, trains only accounted for a mere 2% of transport greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, while planes soared at 8%. And get this: passenger cars were responsible for a staggering 58% of emissions! So, darlings, choosing the train as your mode of transportation is not just stylish but also environmentally responsible.

But why stop at saving the planet when we can save it in style? The CEO and co-founder of Kind Traveler, Jessica Blotter, says that as travelers, we have the power to support local businesses that align with our values. So why not channel our inner sustainable fashionistas and indulge in guilt-free luxury?

On the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, you’ll be transported into a world of couture sustainability. Imagine gazing at breathtaking landscapes as you glide through Europe’s picturesque cities. It’s like walking the runway, only more glamorous and eco-friendly!

And the sustainability efforts don’t stop at transportation, my fashion-forward friends. Picture yourself feasting on exquisite meals prepared from locally sourced ingredients. From scrambled eggs and caviar to scallops that practically melt in your mouth – every bite is a flavorful adventure. And the best part? The train’s commitment to sustainability means fresh ingredients sourced locally and traceable right down to the fishermen who caught that delicious seafood.

But wait, there’s more! This train doesn’t just have beauty on the inside; it’s got eco-consciousness running through its very veins. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express conserves water by using reduced-flow faucets. It stops along the route to refill its tank, but since space is limited, water conservation is a must. And the train’s commitment to minimizing waste is commendable! They’ve bid adieu to single-use plastics and opt for cans rather than plastic bottles. Plus, all the food suppliers use recyclable boxes and reusable containers – less packaging, less trash, and more space to revel in luxury.

And the fashion-forward sustainability doesn’t stop there! The train’s limited electricity capacity is saved by custom LED lighting, which effortlessly adjusts to match the ambiance. Talk about setting the mood while being mindful of energy consumption. It’s like having a personal lighting assistant who knows your every sustainable desire!

Who knew being an eco-warrior could be so fashionable?

But, my dear readers, the excitement doesn’t end with the train itself. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express goes above and beyond by working to restore surrounding nature. Yes, you heard that right! The train company has a passionate committee dedicated to sustainability, and their most ardent member, Pascal Deyrolle, plans to plant a tree for each staff member in a Venice park over the next five years. The trees will provide shade, lower temperatures, and create oxygen. It’s like wearing a sustainable couture gown that enhances the environment!

Thanks to this mesmerizing journey, I’ve realized that sustainable living and fashion can go hand in hand. So, my fellow fashionistas, let’s embrace our power to make eco-conscious choices while still looking fabulous. Hop aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and let your fashion-forward, eco-warrior spirit soar!

Tell me, my stylish readers, how do you infuse sustainability into your fashion choices? Share your thoughts below, and let’s inspire one another on this fabulous green journey!