The ship becomes the world’s first cruise vessel to be powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas and is Carnival Corporation’s fourth new ship of 2018.
The vessel will debut with innovative guest experience features and as the world’s first cruise vessel to be powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.
Carnival Corporation has signed a shipbuilding contract for a third next-generation cruise ship for its rapidly growing AIDA Cruises brand. Featuring Carnival Corporation’s exclusive “green cruising” design, the ship will also be fully powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas.
Carnival Corporation has revealed it will launch four new cruise ships in 2018 across four of its ten brands. Carnival Cruise Line, America’s most trusted and popular line; Holland America Line, one of cruising’s most popular premium lines with a 145-year history; Seabourn, the leader in small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising; and AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise brand in Germany, will all receive new ships.
AIDA Cruises has taken delivery of its first new-build vessel. The ship is a new ship generation from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and was delivered in Nagasaki during a formal ceremony. In the presence of Michael Thamm, chief executive of the Costa Group, and Felix Eichhorn, president AIDA Cruises, AIDAprima was handed over to the cruise line by Shunichi Miyanaga, president Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Yoichi Kujirai, president, commercial aviation and transportation systems, MHI.
AIDA has updated its mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The new generation now includes a live feed from on board the ships. With the free app, users can for the first time experience an AIDA cruise in real time: Live news from on board, from the Theatrium, the restaurants and the sun deck, as well as photos from the current destinations, create a vacation atmosphere and make it possible to experience an AIDA cruise from your smartphone.
AIDA Cruises has named Borris Brandt as managing director of AIDA Entertainment in Hamburg. The appointment will take effect on September 1st, 2011. Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Hamburg.