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Carnival Corp. Shuffles Ships Again

During an internal corporate review of Italian brand Costa Crociere, it was announced that they will see a fleet makeover soon.COSTA LOGOIn November last year it was announced that the Costa Atlantica ...

First Look: AIDAnova

Easily the most anticipated ship to be launched this year is the AIDAnova. She being touted as the first cruise ship to be able to operate with LNG as bunkers while underway. She's part of the brand new Excell...
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AIDAnova Christened in Germany

The most hotly anticipated ship this year has just been christened in Germany. Taking place at the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, 25,000 guests crowded the dock to witness the formal naming of the AIDAnova. This is the first ship in the Excellence-class...
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Carnival Corp. Orders Another Ship

Carnival Corp. has announced that they have agreed with Germany's Meyer Werft for the construction of a third ship for Aida. She will be based on the Excellence-class of vessels. The first in that line, AID...

Costa Announces Newbuild Name

At the steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Turku in Finland, Costa Cruises announced that their newest ship will be named Costa Smeralda.They also released this new rendering of her. She'll be based on the ...

AIDA Takes Delivery of AIDAperla

Carnival's German brand, AIDA, have officially taken delivery of their newest vessel AIDAperla. She is the sistership to the AIDAprima which, when launched last year, became the first cruise ship to feature the vertical axe-bow.Felix Eichh...

AIDA Celebrates Steel Cutting for LNG Newbuild

Germany's AIDA Cruises just celebrated the steel cutting for the first of their LNG Newbuilds. AIDA's President AIDA Felix Eichhorn and Meyer Werft Managing Director Bernard Meyer pushed the button to start the...

Facts & Myths Surrounding LNG and Fuel Cells

There has been a lot of talk about LNG and fuel cells as use on cruise ships, but what does it actually mean. BACKGROUND Thus far, there have been some small ferries, riverboats and some offshore supply vesse...
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Details on Carnival Corp.’s LNG Powered Ships

Carnival Corp. surprised the industry last year when they not only ordered 9 ships, but ordered most of them with LNG fueled power plants. LNG is still new to the maritime industry with only a handful of commercial vessels using it. Most of those vessels are d...

AIDAprima Delivered from Mitsubishi – Finally

AIDA Cruises have confirmed that they have finally taken delivery of the AIDAprima. And get this, she's scheduled to arrive Hamburg earlier than expected. She will do an additional preview cruise.The much d...