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AIDAnova - the world's first cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas

The first guests will be on board in mid-November

  • September 13, 2018 18:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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AIDAnova is the world's first cruise ship that will be operated both in port and at sea on LNG, using four dual-fuel Caterpillar engines. The ship's crew consists of approximately 1,400 members.

AIDAnova's first passage along the river Ems to the North Sea for sea trials is scheduled for the end of September. The 5,200-passenger cruise ship will be welcoming her first guests on board in mid-November 2018, immediately after delivery. AIDAnova will have over 2,600 passenger cabins, with a gross tonnage of over 180,000, a length of 337 meters (1,105 feet) and a width of 42 meters (138 feet). AIDA have already been gaining experience successfully using LNG in the dual-fuel engines on AIDA’s new cruise ship the AIDAprima to generate power while at port in Hamburg, Le Havre and Zeebrügge. 

Source: The Maritime Executive