Carnival Corporation recently announced that they have signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four new next-generation ships with the largest guest capacity in the world, to be delivered between 2019-2022. One ship is scheduled to go to the Italian brand, Costa Cruises and the other to German brand AIDA.
These four new ships will feature “green cruising” design, meaning that they will be the first cruise ships in the world to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), which is the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.
- 6,600 guests
- Exceed 180,000 gross tons
- Two will be built at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany
- Two will be built at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Turku, Finland
A big part of their new design will be making more efficient use of guest spaces and enhancing onboard experiences.
There is no word on what brand(s) will get the other two ships ordered.