PM AIDAnova fueled with liquefied natural gas for the first time
On October 18, 2018, the new AIDAnova became the first cruise ship in the world to be fueled with liquefied natural gas (LNG). In Eemshaven in the Netherlands, the tanker “Cardissa” filled the three special tanks with a total of around 3,500 cubic meters of LNG.
Two of the tanks have a length of about 35 meters, a diameter of 8 meters, and a capacity volume of 1,500 cubic meters each. A third, small tank with a diameter of 5 meters is 28 meters long and has a capacity volume of approx. 520 cubic meters. With one LNG tank filling, AIDAnova can be powered for up to two weeks.
AIDAnova is setting sail as the first cruise ship in the world that can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) at port and at sea. Emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides are avoided nearly entirely. Nitrogen oxide and CO2 emissions are sustainably reduced.
Highlights on board this ship belonging to an entirely new AIDA generation include new culinary and entertainment offerings such as the Time Machine Restaurant, a street food mile with tasty treats, or the first floating TV studio. Naturally, guests will find the ever popular Theatrium, the activity area Four Elements with a ropes course and waterslides, and the Beach Club for relaxing on board on AIDAnova as well. Also on board: an approx. 3,500-sqm-large wellness area, an outdoor fitness studio, a penthouse suite with two decks, individual staterooms, 17 restaurants and 17 bars.
By 2023, two further AIDA ships of this new generation are to follow, also built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. More information and videos on LNG operation and AIDA Cruises’ environmental commitment can be found in the current AIDA Sustainability Report at www.aida.de/aidacares.