Both the Marie Curie and the other three smart ships that can navigate to Baleària gas, provide digital innovations in the services on board, in order to improve the customer experience.
Until now, Baleària has invested 200 million euros in building Marie Curie and the Hypatia de Alejandría.
The new Baleària smart ship , can reach 25 knots of speed, it is 186.5 meters in length, and can carry up to 880 people, as well as 2,194 linear meters of cargo and 166 vehicles. It also has different passenger accommodations, with two cabins adapted for people with reduced mobility.
The ship follows the line of Baleària to meet one of the goals set by the Sustainable Development Goals: equality and empowerment of women. Overall, Baleària has six ships with names of women pioneers in their fields.
Currently, Baleària has four ferries with dual engines that can be fueled by LNG, two of them newly built, and two other remotorized, while four other remotorizations will be added until 2021. In addition, the world’s first fast ferry powered by LNG engines, Eleanor Roosevelt, is planned to start operations in 2020. The current fleet plan includes a total of 9 smart ships to LNG in 2021.