Carnival Corporation has announced that construction has begun on the world’s first cruise ship that will be fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The keel laying ceremony took place at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, Germany.
Pioneering a new era in the use of low-carbon fuels, these new ships will be the first in the cruise industry that can use LNG to generate 100 percent of their power both in port and on the open sea – an innovation that will reduce exhaust emissions to help protect the environment and support Carnival Corporation’s aggressive sustainability goals. These seven ships, with delivery dates between 2018 and 2022, will be built by leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku.
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