AIDA Cruises Documents Further Progress Toward Emission-Neutral Cruising

By ,   July 15, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Corporation's German brand AIDA Cruises documented further progress on the path towards emission-neutral cruising in the latest "AIDA cares" edition.

As early as 2023, 94% of all AIDA passengers will be cruising on vessels that can be fully operated with low-emission LNG (liquefied natural gas) or, in port can utilize green shore power.

Following 10 years of research and development, AIDA achieved a "technological quantum leap" via the commissioning of AIDAnova on December 12, 2018, putting the first cruise ship in the world that is fully operated by low-emission liquefied natural gas into service.

AIDAnova cruise ship

By 2023, two more of the innovative vessels will take to the oceans for the cruise line, in addition to the 8 other LNG-powered ships on order for Carnival Corp. due for delivery between 2019-2025.

AIDA Cruises is retrofitting the vessels in the existing fleet on an ongoing basis with green technology. The use of modern Advanced Air Quality Systems (AAQS), shore power from renewable energy sources, the use of LNG, the reduction or elimination of plastic and disposable products, as well as the reduction of food waste onboard are key issues that AIDA is tackling.