The button to start the computer-controlled steel cutting machine was pressed by Sven Fahle, Project Manager at AIDA Cruises, along with the Meyer Werft team, starting production of the next LNG cruise ship.
Delivery is expected to take place at spring of 2021. Meyer Werft will also be delivering a third ship in this class to AIDA Cruises in 2023.
This generation of ships for AIDA Cruises uses LNG engines, while they are also designed with a focus on energy efficiency. The planning and design activities gave priority to heat recovery, electric motors, LED lighting, ship automation and glazing, optimized underwater paintwork to reduce resistance, and weight-optimized material selection.
The new ships for AIDA Cruises will have capacity for about 2,600 cabins, with a rating of 183,900 GRT.
We are very pleased to work with AIDA Cruises and Carnival Corporation at further establishing LNG as a fuel in the cruise industry. We will also be implementing other inno-vative technologies on board this ship
noted Stephan Schmees, Executive Board Member Project Management Ships at Meyer Werft.