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Steel cutting for AIDA Cruises' second LNG-powered ship

By 2023, half of all AIDA guests will be sailing on LNG-powered ships

The first steel cutting took place at Meyer Werft for the sister ship of AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship that is fully powered with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG).

With the official start of construction for the second ship to be put into service in spring 2021, AIDA is continuing its course and making a further contribution to reduced emissions in cruising.

In 2023, the third LNG-powered cruise ship of AIDA Cruises, will be launched.

Further technical innovations

AIDA President Felix Eichhorn said, ‘By 2023, around half of all AIDA guests will be sailing on LNG ships that stand apart with many further technical innovations for greater efficiency, less fuel consumption and conserved resources.’

AIDA Cruises is also a trailblazer in many other areas that contribute to the energy transition. By the end of 2020, 12 of 14 AIDA ships will be equipped for shoreside energy from renewable sources. Parallel to this, AIDA Cruise is currently exploring the use of fuel cells, batteries and liquefied gas from renewable sources in cruising.

The company plans to test the first fuel cell unit on board an AIDA vessel in 2021.

Just a few days ago, AIDA Cruises was awarded the Blue Angel, the German Federal Government’s ecolabel for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design.