GE’s Power Conversion business and Nedstack are collaborating to develop hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.

Following the arrival of MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview in the Seaside class, GE Marine Solutions (GE) has again been selected by MSC Cruises and Fincantieri to provide the marine electric propulsion technology for two new Seaside EVO ships, delivering in 2021 and 2023.


Ponant’s highly advanced, pioneering luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot, due to enter service in 2021 will be powered by technology group Wärtsilä’s 31DF dual-fuel engine, which emphasises outstanding efficiency, extremely economical fuel consumption, and minimal emissions.

Last year at Seatrade Cruise Global, the talk was all about liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships and ‘chickens and eggs’ - whether a wider pool of cruise brands would start to choose LNG for newbuilds in the absence of infrastructure and supply chain.