The cruise industry is ever evolving and growing, and today, Carnival Corporation has announced plans for three new ships – its two largest for the Carnival Cruise Line brand and one more for P&O Cruises – all of which will be powered exclusively by clean-burning Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
As for size, the new pair of 180,000-ton Carnival ships will exceed the 164,600-ton Norwegian Escape, the current biggest from Norwegian Cruise Line, and approach Royal Caribbean International’s 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. Despite falling short of the 5,479-passenger Harmony by over 45,000 tons, the new Carnival ships will come closer to its capacity with 5,200 guests onboard.
If that’s starting to sound cramped, it probably shouldn’t.
Carnival Corp. previously revealed plans to build four even larger ships over 180,000 tons each for its AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises brands that will carry a staggering 6,600 passengers. A
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