MSC Cruises has announced that its new cruise ship MSC Euribia will next week sail the industry’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise thanks to a mix of bio-LNG and careful […]
LNG cruise ships in Dubai using MGO due to lack of availability and Ukraine war
MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have all confirmed that they are not fuelling their Dubai-based cruise ships with LNG, but are instead using regular MGO, due to issues with availability […]
Here’s why Norwegian Cruise Line hasn’t gone full LNG yet
LNG has been billed as a gateway fuel for the cruise industry as its transitions to greener operations, but Norwegian Cruise Line has other plans.
Costa Cruises takes delivery of new LNG mega ship Costa Toscana
Costa Cruises took delivery of its newest ship, Costa Toscana, from the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland) on Thursday, December 2nd.
Icon of the Seas gets first LNG fuel tank as Royal Caribbean targets zero emissions
Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s first LNG-powered cruise ship and the first in its new Icon-class of ships, has received the first of two LNG fuel tanks.
Princess Cruises cuts first steel for new Sphere class cruise ships
Princess Cruises has marked the start of construction of its new Sphere-class cruise ships, with the first steel cut at Fincantieri in Italy.
Costa Toscana floated out at Meyer Turku despite delay to 2021 deliveries
Costa Cruises newest cruise ship Costa Toscana was floated out at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland this week, despite parent company Carnival Corp’s decision to delay newbuild deliveries this year.
Costa Smeralda first ship to ever conduct LNG bunkering in Port of Marseille
Costa Cruises new LNG-powered mega cruise ship Costa Smeralda has carried out the first ever LNG “ship-to-ship” bunkering operation (re-fueling) in France.
Costa Smeralda finally passes sea trials after several delays to delivery date
Costa Smeralda has passed her propulsion test as part of her comprehensive sea trials, marking the next major milestone in her construction.
MSC announces plans to become world’s first carbon neutral cruise line
In a cruise industry first, MSC Cruises has announced plans to become the world’s first carbon neutral cruise line by 2020.
Costa Smeralda delayed again, inaugural voyage will now be a Christmas Cruise
Costa Cruises has been forced to announce for a second time that the delivery date for its new LNG-powered mega-ship Costa Smeralda has been pushed back to the end of the year.
AIDA Cruises lays keel for second LNG mega-ship AIDAcosma
German cruise line AIDA Cruises has laid the first of 90 blocks for its second LNG-powered cruise ship, AIDAcosma, due for delivery in summer, 2021.
Carnival to expand Terminal F in Miami to accommodate Mardi Gras sister ship in 2022
Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to expand its Terminal F cruise facility in PortMiami to accommodate its second Excel-class cruise ship due for delivery in 2022.
Costa Cruises forced to delay Costa Smeralda launch as shipyard struggles with LNG systems
Costa Cruises has announced that its new cruise ship Costa Smeralda will not enter service until November 30th, 2019, forcing the cancellation of several cruises in October.
P&O’s new ship Iona takes another leap toward completion with complex joining procedure
Just days after Royal Caribbean’s new Spectrum of the Seas was floated out of construction hall 2 at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany, P&O Cruises’ new ship Iona has had her […]
AIDA Cruises cuts steel for second LNG-powered mega ship
Germany’s largest cruise line AIDA Cruises has cut the first steel for its second LNG-powered mega ship at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Costa Cruises cuts steel for second LNG cruise ship Costa Toscana
Costa Cruises revealed the name of its second LNG-powered cruise ship, a sister ship to Costa Smerelda, during a steel cutting ceremony for the new vessel.
Mediterranean-bound Costa Smeralda floated out at shipyard for Costa Cruises
Costa Smeralda, the soon-to-be new flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, has finally touched water for the first time, as she was floated out of her dry dock at the Meyer Turku […]
Carnival reveals the name for its largest ever cruise ship – Carnival Mardi Gras
Carnival Cruise Line has finally announced the name for its hugely anticipated new cruise ship due in 2022, the largest it has ever built and the first in the US to run […]
Carnival Cruise Line cuts steel for largest ever cruise ship and reveals new livery
Carnival Cruise Line has cut the first steel for its newest class of ship and revealed the new livery for the 180,000-ton XL vessel that will be the first-ever ship operating in […]