Carnival Corporation - the world's largest cruise shipowner) announced the rollout of technology upgrades (“Service Power Packages”) across its global fleet in order to further improve energy savings/reduce fuel consumption.
The upgrades feature ongoing installations (through 2023) on vessels from the Corporation’s all 9 cruise line brands - AIDA, CCL-Carnival, Costa, Cunard Line, HAL-Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Australia, P&O UK, and Princess.
The Service Power program delivers an average of 5-10% fuel savings per vessel and is due to reduce fleetwide greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000+ metric tons annually. In addition to the environmental benefits, the new program upon completion is expected to generate USD 150+ million in annual fuel cost savings.
Developed over the past 6 years, Carnival’s Service Power program delivers efficiency upgrades across the fleet, including air conditioning upgrades to the cabin/public areas, and major enhancements to automation, cooling, and lighting systems. Adjusting for variations in cruise ship design, size, and equipment, the corporation customizes the Service Power Package for each vessel, which combines the synergies from many upgrades with new operational efficiencies, all supporting Carnival’s energy savings/decarbonization strategies.