Carnival Corporation has not announced one, but four new next generation ships, which will be spread to its other cruise lines, and not just Carnival. We already know that two will be for the Aida Cruises, and all four will offer what they are calling an environmental breakthrough.
These ships are going to hold 6,600 passengers, and will feature a lot of firsts for Carnival, as they will be the biggest because they will exceed 180,000 gross tons and more importantly will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This will make these four new cruise ships more environmentally aware, as LNG is the cleanest of the burning fossil fuels.
According to Carnival Corporation these ships will not be any more expensive to build per passenger as other cruise ships already on order, although they will be far cheaper to run in terms of fuel.
It will be interesting to see how the design of these next generation cruise ships will look like, and how they will compare to the ship Allure of the Seas, which carries 5,400 passengers, so 800 less than planned for these new ships.
The first two of these ships for the German market will enter service in 2019 and 2020. For more details visit USA Today.