AIDAnova Makes Maiden Call in Canary Islands as World’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

Carnival Corporation has marked the start of its operation of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruise Terminal in the Canary Islands with the maiden call of AIDAnova, the world's first fully LNG-powered cruise ship. Carnival Corporation recently announced an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be the first concession-holder to operate the Canary … [Read more...]

World’s First Fully LNG-Powered Cruise Ship Delivered in Germany

Carnival Corporation has taken delivery of the world's first cruise ship to be fully powered by cleaner-burning liquified natural gas both at sea and in port. The ship, AIDAnova, joins the fleet of AIDA Cruises, Germany’s leading cruise line. Delivery took place Wednesday during a celebration in Bremerhaven, Germany. Constructed by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard, … [Read more...]

Meyer Werft Floats AIDAnova, the World’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has floated out the world's first LNG-powered cruise ship from its covered construction dock in Papenburg. The float-out of AIDAnova took place Tuesday evening from the shipbuilder's 504-meter building dock II. The vessel was then berthed at the outfitting pier, where its mast and funnel cladding will be fitted. AIDAnova is scheduled to … [Read more...]

Mitsubishi Heavy to Shrink Shipbuilding Operations -Report

TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is planning to stop taking new orders for large passenger ships, downsizing its shipbuilding operations due to a slump in orders, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. The plans by Japan's fourth-largest shipbuilder come as new shipbuilding orders have declined 80 percent so far this year, the Nikkei said. … [Read more...]