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Carnival Corp orders LNG-powered cruise ship

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Carnival Corp has signed a shipbuilding contract for a second LNG-powered cruise ship for its P&O Cruises brand with Meyer Werft GmbH – it is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.

The ship, which will be 180 000 gross tons (making it the largest to be built specifically for the British market) will be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. It will feature the corporation's exclusive ‘green cruising’ design as one of the first generation of cruise ships to be powered by LNG both while in port and at sea, which will significantly reduce air emissions.

In total, Carnival Corp has agreements in place with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to build eight LNG-powered cruise ships across four of its 10 global cruise brands with delivery dates between 2018 and 2022.

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