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Carnival Cuts Steel For New LNG Ship

November 15, 2018

(Images courtesy of Carnival)

Carnival Cruise Line cut the first steel today,  the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for its newest class of ship, the 180,000-ton XL vessel. In addition they revealed the new livery.

The new vessel will be powered by LNG, and homeport at Port Canaveral. 

The construction of a second XL ship will start construction in 2020 and be delivered in 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding.

“This new ship promises to be truly special, from its ground-breaking technology and one-of-a-kind features to its distinctive livery and hull design that is both timeless and forward-thinking while paying tribute to our nearly 50-year history of making wonderful vacation memories for our guests,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“We are extremely pleased to work together with Carnival on this large and highly innovative ship. We are also very proud to build the first-ever LNG powered cruise ship for North American market, making this state-of-the-art green technology a reality,” commented Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.


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Malcolm says: There is unconfirmed rumours that this new ship will be called ‘Carnival Reflection’.  Anyway, I though this new class was called ‘Helios’ rather than ‘XL’.  This is the same basic design of ship that Costa and Aida will be getting. It will also be P&O’s ‘Iona’. Maybe the class name changes with the cruise line?

Impressively (or shockingly) these new ships are not the world’s biggest, but will be capable of carrying the biggest number of passengers at up to 6,600. I’m not clear what is special about the ‘hull’ design?


RCI’s Passion & Pulse To be LNG Powered

March 24, 2017

(Courtesy RCI)

Royal Caribbean’s fourth ‘Quantum’ class ship (actually called ‘Quantum-Plus’ class) will be named ‘Passion of the Seas’ and will be delivered by Meyer Werft, Germany, in 2019.

Their fifth ‘Quantum-Plus’ class ship, to be named ‘Pulse of the Seas’, will be deliver in 2020.

It has been strongly rumored that both ships will be LNG powered, in keeping with many newbuilds form other major cruise lines, such as Carnival and MSC.

Royal Caribbean’s next class of ship, currently shrouded in secrecy, know as ‘Project Icon’ will also be LNG powered.

Quantum Class: Anthem of the Seas review HERE