The German cruise line, AIDA Cruises, has commissioned German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to construct a further ship. The cruise line has signed a contract with the shipyard for the construction of a third cruise ship. All three of AIDA’s ships will be powered 100% by LNG, an eco-friendly fuel. AIDA’s first ship will be completed in autumn 2018, with the second and third following in 2021 and 2023.
“This contract means we’re already building our tenth ship for AIDA in Papenburg, highlighting the long-term partnership between the Carnival Corporation and Meyer Werft. The three ships in the Helios range will be fitted with state-of-the-art technology to make them sustainable and energy-efficient”, explains Tim Meyer, the company’s Managing Director.
The new ship will have a tonnage measurement of over 180,000 GT and around 2,700 cabins. It’s one of the first ever cruise ships to be powered 100% by LNG within the “Green Cruising” initiative, making it particularly environmentally friendly.
The engine room modules for all three ships will be supplied by Rostock shipyard, Neptun Werft. These modules will contain the entire engine room for each ship, LNG tanks and all machinery systems and installations.
Source: Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG