cruise ships

ICG to acquire world’s largest eco cruise ferry

Irish Continental Group has entered into a €165.2 million agreement with the German company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co for the building of a cruise ferry to be the largest in the world in terms of vehicle capacity. Scrubber technology and BWMS onboard will deliver optimal fuel consumption.

Vard to build first hybrid LNG-fueled cruise icebreaker

Vard Holdings Limited, part of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, has secured a NOK 2.7 billion contract for the design and construction of one electric hybrid cruise icebreaker with LNG propulsion cruise vessel, for French cruise company Ponant. 

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.

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.

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