Thursday, May 9, 2019, Captain Boris Becker welcomed numerous representatives
from politics, port-related businesses and tourism aboard AIDAnova in Marseille
for the traditional plaque exchange for the world's first LNG cruise ship at a
AIDAnova is the world's first
cruise ship that, thanks to dual-fuel engines on board, can be operated both in
port and at sea with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG). Emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides
are eliminated almost completely, while nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide emissions
are sustainably reduced.
AIDA Cruises will be commissioning two more ships of this LNG generation in
2021 and 2023.
beginning of November 2019 AIDAnova will be sailing seven-day cruises, calling
at some of the Germans' most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean –
Civitavecchia (Rome), La Spezia (Florence), Marseille and Barcelona. The
Spanish port town is not only the second changeover port on these cruises: AIDAnova
will also be re-fueled regularly with low-emission LNG in Barcelona.
cruises with AIDAnova can be booked at travel agencies, by calling the AIDA
Customer Center at +49 (0)381/202 707 07 or at www.aida.de.
Rostock, May 9, 2019
AIDA Cruises is one of the fastest
growing and most successful tourism businesses in Germany. The company employs
about 12,500 people from more than 50 countries on land and on board AIDA
ships. AIDA Cruises operates one of the world's most state-of-the-art fleets,
comprised of 13 cruise ships.
Two new LNG cruise ships built at
the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg (Germany) will join the fleet by 2023.
More information at www.aida.de