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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. 

Watch: The woman behind an innovative cruise ship

In early December, Celebrity Cruises held a naming ceremony for its newest ship ‘Celebrity Edge’. Celebrity Edge is the company’s first new ship in six years and first new ship series in more than a decade. The ship is known for promoting women in multiple roles onboard, as well as for the way the company’s CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, is working to boost women leadership in shipping industry. 

Record cruise tourism expenditures reported in Latin America, Caribbean

A new study found that cruise tourism and the 29.6 million passenger and crew onshore visits in 36 Caribbean and Latin American destinations generated a record $3.36 billion in total expenditures during the last cruise year. This is more than 6% higher than the record set by the previous study in 2015.

Cruise ship hits mooring dolphin at Mallory Square, Key West

The 691-foot-long cruise ship Silver Spirit crashed into a mooring dolphin in Key West, on November 28, due to heavy winds. Because of the crash, Mallory Square will be unusable for three months. The ship was not significantly damaged, while no injuries were reported.

Why ‘Celebrity Edge’ sets a landmark for women in shipping

Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship ‘Celebrity Edge’ was named by the Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, in a ceremony held Tuesday in Florida. Celebrity Edge is the company’s first new ship in six years and first new ship series in more than a decade. The ship’s highlight is that it has set a landmark with the major involvement of women in its development and manning.

Carnival to appeal Captain’s fine for breaching European air pollution limits

After the Captain of the P&O Cruises-operated ship ‘Azura’ was fined for ‘deliberately breaching the European air pollution limits’, there are reports that Carnival is planning to appeal the court’s ruling. It also added that it takes serious consideration into protecting the environment and that the Captain was using the fuel in good faith.

Two crewmen burned in cruise ship engine room accident

Two crew members have reportedly suffered second-degree burns on the cruise ship ‘Norwegian Escape’, while the ship was underway off North Carolina, according to data provided by the US Coast Guard. The USCG medevaced the two crewmen, approximately 24 miles southeast of Atlantic Beach, on Monday evening.

Captain fined €100,000 for breaching European air pollution limits

A Marseille court has eventually imposed a fine of  €100,000 (USD 114,000) to the American Captain of the P&O Cruises-operated ship ‘Azura’ for ‘deliberately’ breaching the European air pollution limits, in a first of its kind ruling, on Monday. However, the court specified that the €80,000 of this sum must be paid by the P&O Cruises’ parent company, Carnival. 

Watch: World’s largest cruise ship christening in Miami

The world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, was officially named at the new Terminal A in Miami, on November 15. Symphony of the Seas will sail in the Caribbean, while it will also visit the Bahamas. The ship measures 362 m in length and she will be able to accommodate 5,518 passengers

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