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24 May 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:06 GMT+2



January 26, 2018

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Carnival orders to Meyer Werft a second new fed cruise ship to GNL

The unit, destined to brand P&O Cruises, will be delivered in 2022

The crocieristico group American Carnival Corporation has ordered to the Meyer Werft ship yard the construction of a second cruise ship with system of propulsion to double feeding, that it allows I use it of the which liquified natural gas as combustible it is for the navigation that during the pauses in the ports.

As the first ship commissioned to the German plant(on 6 September 2016), the new unit will be destined to English brand P&O Cruises of the crocieristico group American and will be the greatest cruise ship realized specifically for the British market. The second ship, that it will be completed in 2022, will have a tonnage of 180 thousand tons and will be able to accommodate 5,200 passengers. Both the ships will fly the flag of the United Kingdom.

The new order to Meyer Werft takes part of the program of increase of the fleet of the announced American group in 2015 and that it includes orders also in confront of the Italian ship yard Fincantieri(on 27 March 2015). Altogether Carnival Corporation has stipulated agreements with the yard of Papenburg of Meyer Werft and with the consociato yard of Turku of Meyer Turku for the construction of a total of eight ships in a position to using the liquified natural gas as fuel, that 2018 and 2022 will be delivered between, of which two destined to the German brand AIDA Cruises that they will be completed in 2018 and 2021, two for the Italian brand Costa Crociere that they will be taken in delivery in 2019 and 2021, two for the British P&O Cruises UK with delivery in 2020 and 2022 and two for the brand American Carnival Cruise Line that will enter in activity in 2020 and in 2022.

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