innovations for a booming industry: since the end of 2018, the first crosses oceans completely with a liquid natural gas-powered cruise ship in the world. With the “Aida Nova” finally has a do without added to a ship’s journey, focusing on the years of demand of environmental protection associations: as a source of energy to the sulfur-containing heavy oil.

Soon to be the flagship of Aida Cruises will be the only new building with a “liqued natural gas” (LNG) as a fuel in the Tanks. On the Meyer-shipyard in Turku, Finland and the “Costa Smeralda is being built” for the Italian shipping company Costa Crociere, which is part of such as Aida, Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise company in the world.

New Magaliner and expedition ships

For cruise passengers, the choice is getting bigger and bigger. In the past year, the “Symphony of the Seas came, among other things,” of Royal Caribbean International, the “Nieuw Statendam”, Holland America Line and the “Norwegian Bliss” of Norwegian Cruise Line. In the year 2019, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its members, 18 new ships in service. Then the number of 272 cruise ships, the court the favor of the passengers worldwide.

cruise Guide Awards, 2019, The are the cruise ships of the year By Till Bartels

the new ships in 2019 too long ago announced Known as the “Roald Amundsen” of Hurtigruten, and the “Flying Clipper” from Star Clipper, for which the construction of long-term delays. Just in the much-neglected Segment of small ships, a lot of movement this year. With two newbuildings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, with a new Generation of expedition ships enter the market.

On the following pages in the photo section, we introduce the German-speaking countries major new cruise ships of the year.

+++ read also: “cruise Guide Awards, 2019 – the dream ships of the year” +++

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