Carnival Corp. is an environmental trailblazer, as it sets into motion orders for a next-generation set of ‘green’ ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”).
Cruising mega-brand Carnival Corp. is a trailblazer yet again, this time with an environmental initiative that could see cruise ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) at port and at sea in just a few years. They have entered into a multi-billion-dollar contract with Meyer Werft for no less than four new cruise ships powered by LNG, an industry first. LNG is reputedly the cleanest-burning fossil fuel available, an energy source Carnival aims to use in dual-powered hybrid engines for the new ships, ultimately toward eliminating emissions of soot particles as well as sulfur oxides.
The new ships will be record-setting in another way – they will be having the largest passenger capacity ever in the industry, able to carry 6,600 guests!
The four ‘green’ ships are part of Carnival Corp.’s previously-announced, ambitious expansion plan covering nine ship orders between the years 2019 and 2022, and will be for the line’s AIDA and Costa brands. Two of the ships will be built in Germany, and the other two in Finland.
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