Carnival Cruise Line announced that its newest ship, ‘Carnival Panorama’, completed sea trials in the Adriatic Sea earlier this week, in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Long Beach, on 11 December 2019. Panorama became the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years.
In line with its vision for an emission-neutral cruising, AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation, is planning the first practical trial of fuel cells aboard an AIDA ship by 2021, the company said in its sustainability report released Monday.
Costa Cruises has signed the ‘Genoa Blue Agreement’ promoted by the Genoa and Savona Coast Guard Offices. The document mandates vessels to use marine gasoil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass prior to entering the ports of Savona and Genoa, and not only while the ship is moored as required by current legislation.
Global dredging contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. successfully loaded the 322 meter-long cruise ship ‘Carnival Vista’ on its semi-submersible heavy lift vessel BOKA Vanguard and transported it to a shipyard facility in Freeport, Bahamas for dry docking.
Carnival Corporation revealed plans to significantly eliminate its purchase and consumption of non-essential single-use plastics across its nine global cruise line brands by the end of 2021. The decision is part of an expansion of Operation Oceans Alive, the corporation’s program to sustain environmental compliance.
As part of the Sea Traffic Management STM Validation project Costa Crociere, part of Carnival Corporation, incorporated Costa and Aida ships to exchange information with other actors, using STM supported standardised formats and interfaces. After verifying operations with these first ships, the rest of the Carnival Corporation fleet has now been added.
Carnival Cruise Line announced that Netherlands-based Boskalis will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind ‘floating dry dock’ facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods, the ship’s main propulsion system.
After President Trump’s decision on banning US cruises to Cuba, many were the cruise lines affected; Carnival Corporation published its yearly net income, according to which the cruise company faced a decrease following cruise bans to Cuba.
Carnival Corporation published its ninth annual sustainability report, outlining the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The full 2018 report, “Sustainability from Ship to Shore,” was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative standard.
Carnival Corporation emitted about 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOx) around European coasts than did all 260 million European cars in 2017, a new analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals. As for Royal Caribbean Cruises, it is second, with yet four times worse than the European car fleet.
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