Costa Cruises’ LNG-fueled flagship named in Savona
The ship’s godmother was international celebrity Penélope Cruz.
The Costa Group was the first cruise operator in the world to pioneer the LNG propulsion system and has ordered a total of five new LNG-fueled ships, two of which are already in service. They are part of the Costa Group’s fleet expansion plan, with a total of seven new ships slated for delivery by 2023 and an overall investment worth over EUR 6 billion (USD 6.5 billion).
"We are committed to being the first to introduce environmental innovation and lead the way in sustainable cruising for the cruise industry. We were the first company to invest in LNG and we are currently working to develop other sustainable technologies such as battery storage, fuel cells and liquefied gas from renewable energy sources,” Michael Thamm, Group CEO of Costa Group stated.
Maritime Business World