Carnival Raises the Bar With LNG Fueled Ships
Carnival Corporation has a long history of keeping the competition on its toes, and the trend continues with 11 LNG (liquefied natural gas) fueled ships on order across its brands. It is the largest order of green ships in the industry, to date.
LNG technology means lower emissions, decreasing their carbon footprint in promotion of a cleaner environment, and it’s more cost efficient without compromising comfort. These ships are elegantly designed and luxuriously appointed, with an array of dining and entertainment options.
When AIDA takes delivery of AIDAnova in late 2018 it will be the first ship fueled 100% by LNG. The ship combines innovative design with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the guest experience.
According to a company press release the AIDAnova will have 2,600 staterooms, including 31 suites, 312 interior staterooms, 198 ocean-view staterooms and 1,655 balcony staterooms. There will be 21 different stateroom categories to choose from, including double or family staterooms, single staterooms, verandas and junior suites with a light-flooded winter garden, and premium or penthouse suites with an area of up to 53m².
With increased focus on sustainability and biodegradable products the cruise industry remains committed to environmentally responsible practices. Cruise Industry News reports that orders for LNG ships cover the AIDA, Princess, Costa, P&O and Carnival brands. It’s likely the rest of the industry is not far behind.
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