Carnival Corporation has ordered another Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) cruise ships for one of its cruise brands. This will be the third new ship for German-based Aida Cruises. Ther German market is in for a treat with new class vessels offering the latest innovations from Carnival.
Third LNG Green Friendly Ship Ordered
So let’s take a look at the details on third new class LNG ship for Carnival owned Aida Cruises in Germany. The ship will be 180,000 gross tons and is scheduled for delivery in 2023 from Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The Green Cruising LNG ship will have around 2,700 staterooms but it is too early for any more specific details to be released. The ship will follow in the footsteps of two identical other orders by Carnival for the German cruise line. the first ship named Aidanova will be delivered in December 2018 and the second in Spring of 2021.
Felix Eichhorn, president of AIDA Cruises, said:
“On board our ships, which travel the most beautiful destinations worldwide, we offer the greatest holiday variety on the German market with a complete package of culture, entertainment, sports, wellness and culinary delights,”
“The interest in AIDAnova, the first ship of our new generation, is enormous, even before the commissioning later this year. With today’s new shipbuilding contract, we will ensure the further growth of the cruise market in the long term and will be able to provide excellent cruises for this steadily growing holiday segment in the future as well. Thanks to an even wider variety on board, we are opening up completely new possibilities for attracting new target groups across generations for this unique holiday experience.”
Carnival Corporation already has a load of new cruise ships on order not just for Aida Cruises but also other cruise brands too. In total, there are 9 new cruise ships on order with shipyards in Germany and Finland new class ships are also coming for Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and P&O Cruises all covering different markets across the world.
Tim Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft, said:
“This is the 10th AIDA Cruises ship we are building in Papenburg, emphasizing a long-term partnership between AIDA Cruises and Meyer Werft. AIDAnova and the following two sister ships feature the latest technology focused on sustainability and energy efficiency.”
About Aidanoa, the First for the Cruise Line
Starting with AIDAnova, the next generation ship class will combine onboard innovations with evolutions of successful product features already offered on the existing fleet to further enhance the guest experience. More than 40 restaurants and bars on board provide guests with an opportunity to enjoy a new level of world-class dining experiences and culinary trends. Versatile entertainment offerings include an enhanced the atrium, an onboard TV studio and new event restaurants. Guests also have the choice of more than 20 different cabin types – from the penthouse suite to generously sized family staterooms or single staterooms with a balcony.
With its three new LNG ships on the horizon, AIDA Cruises continues to pursue its pioneering mission of “green cruising” and sustainable operations. As of 2023, more than half of AIDA Cruises’ guests will be spending their vacation on a cruise ship that runs fully or partially on LNG. The use of LNG for ship power prevents emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides almost entirely at sea and in port. It also significantly reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides and CO2.