Norwegian Cruise Line has consistently opted for greener options for their fuel for the past years. The cruise line has released a new statement in which they claim their last two Prima Class ships are to be modified for methanol as well as traditional fuel use.
he two vessels are expected to be ready by 2027 and 2028, an additional occurrence for the global goal of greener shipping. The company has previously tested their mixture of 70% marine gas oil and 30% methanol in three or their ships. NCL’S vessels Norwegian Star, Norwegian Sun, and Norwegian Epic, have successfully used the combination of bio and traditional fuel.
While additional modifications will be needed in the future to fully enable the use of methanol in addition to traditional marine fuel on these ships, this reinforces the company’s commitment to decarbonization
…the company stated.
NCL further explained it has chosen this mixture to build upon their emission reduction strategy, not opting for LNG at all.