World's first LNG-propelled cruise ship AIDAnova made its maiden call at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruise Terminal in the Canary Islands, marking the start of Carnival Corp. & plc's operation of the facility.

Costa Cruises' concession to manage the cruise areas and services at the port of Savona has been extended to 2044 by the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority.

The pace of the LNG revolution in cruising has accelerated over the past three years, according to the latest Seatrade Cruise News Annual Survey of Cruise Ports, carried out last month.

Following two delays, AIDAnova—world's first LNG-propelled cruise ship—was delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft Wednesday morning.

Sea trials for the world's first LNG-powered cruise ship, AIDAnova, are planned for the end of this week, following the successful LNG bunkering at Eemshaven on Oct. 18.

AIDA Cruises named its latest ship AIDAnova on Friday evening at a sold-out AIDA Open Air event at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, attended by 25,000 spectators.

Carnival Maritime and Wessels Reederei have teamed to provide a series of practical training sessions at sea on a LNG-powered containership to prepare Carnival captains and officers for the arrival of AIDAnova, the world’s first LNG-powered cruise vessel, due for delivery in November.

Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement with Princess Cruises for the construction of two next-generation, 175,000gt ships which will be the largest built so far in Italy, with deliveries scheduled in Monfalcone in late 2023 and in spring 2025.

Costa Cruises celebrated the traditional coin ceremony for its new LNG-powered cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Wednesday.

'We are living in a golden age', remarked Airam Diaz Pastor addressing his first MedCruise General Assembly as president of the port association.

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