Now, here is a good start to environmentally sound travel options – liquefied natural gas (LNG).  This technology promises a cleaner and more environmentally sustainable fuel for cruise ships – and perhaps other modes of transportation.

The introduction of LNG to power cruise ships is a major development that supports Carnival Corporation’s decarbonization pathway. In the cruise industry, we have pioneered the use of LNG, and we are continuing to expand our investments in LNG as the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology to date.

We began the implementation of our LNG vision by using LNG in port. In 2015, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAsol made history as the first cruise ship in the world to be supplied with power by an LNG hybrid barge while in port in Hamburg, Germany. Through a unique pilot project with Becker Marine Systems, the barge was designed, constructed and commissioned in three years. Since then, we have expanded our LNG capabilities to supply LNG directly to AIDAprima and AIDAperla, each with dual-fuel powered engines. The two ships can be powered by LNG while in select ports, drawing fuel directly from trucks alongside the ship.

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Avoya has top deals on cruises, and will feature the LNG ships when they arrive.

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