Carnival trials food waste bio-digester machines

15 Carnival Corporation ships are trialling food waste bio-digester machines which are able to separate plastic from food waste, while breaking down the food, reducing the ship’s carbon footprint.

World’s first LNG-fueled cruise ship delivered to AIDA Cruises

German cruise shipbuilder Meyer Werft announced that it has delivered the world’s first LNG-fueled cruise ship to AIDA Cruises. ‘AIDANova’ is the largest cruise ship ever built in Germany, setting new standards in terms of environmental sustainability as the LNG technology is expected to significantly reduce emissions. 

Construction begins for first LNG-fueled cruise ship to operate in North America

Carnival Cruise Line announced that the first steel was cut for the company’s first LNG-fueled ship, as part of the company’s green cruising platform. The vessel will be the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed and the first-ever ship operating in North America to use LNG. A steel cutting ceremony was held in Finland on 15 November.

Carnival orders new LNG fueled ship

Carnival Corporation announced that it placed a new order for the German brand AIDA Cruises.The new LNG-powered ship will be built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, and is expected to be delivered in 2023. The ship will have a gross tonnage of more than 180,000 and an estimated 2,700 cabins.

Carnival orders new LNG fueled cruise ship

The ship will be delivered in 2020, and will be the largest cruise ship to be built specifically for the British market. It will feature 180,000 gross tons and will be able to welcome approximately 5,200 guests. Both new ships will be registered in the UK. The first of the new ships will begin operations in September.

Last engine module for AIDAnova finished

Cruise company, Carnival Corporation, announced that the second and last engine room module for AIDAnova, which was manufactured by the Neptun shipyard in Rostock Warnemünde, will be sent to the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.

First engine module for AIDAnova finished

The first Floating Engine Room Unit for the LNG-powered AIDAnova has been released into the water for the first time, at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock, AIDA Cruises informed. AIDAnova is the first cruise ship in the world to operate with the lowest-emission fossil fuel thanks to the four dual-fuel engines.

Construction begins for Costa Cruises’s first LNG-fueled ship

On 13 September, Carnival Corporation’s Coast Cruises held a steel-cutting ceremony for Costa Smeralda, the brand’s first ship powered by LNG, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ship is part of a strategic plan from Carnival to build seven LNG-powered ships for its 103-ship fleet.

Keel laid for world’s first fully LNG-fueled cruise ship

Carnival Corporation marked the official beginning of construction for the first of its seven next-generation cruise ships that will be fully-powered by liquefied natural gas with a keel-laying ceremony at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg.

Aida Cruises acquires second LNG-powered cruise ship

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that delivered AIDAperla, the second of two large cruise ships built for AIDA Cruises, part of Carnival, at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The ship is equipped with a technology that enhances fuel efficiency and saves on energy consumption.

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