Carnival Cruise Line’s next two cruise ships will be eco-friendly
Carnival Cruise Line has released a new video showing how their next two new cruise ships will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the environmental benefits of it.
The breakthrough fuel technology that will be used on Mardi Gras, slated to debut later this year from Port Canaveral, and Carnival Celebration, is expected to come into service from PortMiami in 2022.
Working closely with the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, its energy and technology partner, Shell, the Port Canaveral and PortMiami teams, and many other parties, Carnival Cruise Line is the first cruise line to bring LNG to America. du Nord on these two 180,000-ton Excel-class vessels, its most recent and innovative vessels.
Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration are among nine Carnival Corporation Excel-class ships to use this environmentally friendly fuel, one of the cleanest in the world, dramatically reducing emissions through cleaner exhaust gases.
The video explains how LNG works and why it is a game-changer, while detailing the various new technologies and processes, both on board and ashore, required for LNG propulsion, from engine design to containment systems. fuel and new parts for comprehensive training for officers and engineers.
New terminals have been built at Port Canaveral and are under construction at PortMiami. Shell chartered the state-of-the-art QLNG 4000 fuel barge to facilitate Mardi Gras bunkering, while Port Canaveral also acquired a specially designed fire boat to support the tug from the LNG supplier.
LNG is part of Carnival’s global sustainability and environmental efforts to reduce energy consumption and its environmental footprint, underscoring its commitment to preserving and protecting water, air and land resources.
These efforts also include advanced wastewater treatment systems, advanced air quality systems, shore power connection capabilities, and comprehensive waste management, recycling and energy saving programs. energy, which complement many initiatives aimed at reducing single-use plastics on board.