cruise industry

First battery-powered cruise ship begins maiden voyage towards the Arctic

The world’s first cruise ship partially powered by batteries will leave northern Norway to start its maiden voyage, according to cruise operator Hurtigruten. The hybrid cruise ship ‘Roald Amundsen’s’  battery pack allows it to operate solely on batteries for about 45 to 60 minutes under ideal conditions.

New battery for cruise and passenger sector unveiled

Corvus Energy, a Canadian manufacturer of energy storage systems, announced that it will launch a new battery for cruise ships, Ro-pax and ro-ro with unlimited capacity. According to the company, the Corvus Blue Whale is a fit to applications requiring low charge or discharge rate, in combination with high energy demand.

Hurtigruten, partner to power vessels with dead fish

Hurtigruten, expedition cruise line signed a deal with Norway-based Biokraft to supply climate-neutral liquified biogas (LBG) – and power ships with fuel made from dead fish and other organic waste. The partnership includes near-daily delivery of biogas produced from organic waste to Hurtigruten ships, the first cruise ships in the world to be powered by fossil-free LBG.

Construction of first LNG-fueled cruise ship continues

Costa Smeralda’s construction is continuing at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. The cruise ship belongs to Costa Cruise’s fleet and it’s the the first cruise ship for the world market, specifically in Europe, to be fuelled, both in port and while at sea, by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

First LNG ferry in Mediterranean starts operations

Baleària floated out the ship ‘Hypatia de Alejandría’, which will be the first ferry powered by LNG to operate in the Mediterranean. ‘Hypatia de Alejandría’ will be the first of the two ferries that will be operate with LNG. This first ferry is scheduled to start operations in the Balearic Islands in the beginning of 2019.

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.

RR, Mystic Cruises launch eco-friendly expeditionary cruise ship

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with WestSea Yard, part of Martifer Group, to equip an expeditionary oceanic cruise ship for Portuguese based cruise company Mystic Cruises.Construction of the vessel, designed by Italian Naval Architect Giuseppe Tringali, is already underway at the WestSea Shipyard in northern Portugal with completion expected October 2018.

Fincantieri completes first delivery to Seabourn Cruise

The keel laying ceremony of “Seabourn Ovation”, the second of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building, took place at the Sestri Ponenteshipyard. “Seabourn Ovation”, as its sister ship, is a particularly innovative project, focused on energy optimisation and minimum environmental impact.

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