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...]

Watch: Cruise Ship AIDAPrima Construction Time-Lapse

Nicely done time-lapse showing the construction, float out, and christening of the new 124,100-ton AidaPrima cruise ship. The AidaPrima was delivered in March by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and is known for being the first cruise ship in the world to be equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) *while in port, as well as the first … [Read more...]