Carnival Corporation To Hold A Virtual Keel Laying Ceremony For Next Gen LNG Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, will be holding a virtual keel laying ceremony for the next generation of LNG Cruise ships. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 6 September 2017 from 12:15-12:45 hrs at Hamburg Messe und Congress as part of the Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention conference opening session.

Representing a major environmental breakthrough, the seven new ships for four Carnival Corporation’s global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, P&O Cruises UK, Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises – will feature a revolutionary “green cruising” design and will be the first in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.

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The ships with delivery between 2018 and 2022 will be built by the German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku.

To gain access to the conference at Seatrade Europe, you will need to register in advance of the show, which you can do here:

Alternatively, you can also participate in the keel laying ceremony via live stream. In order to be able to follow the live stream for the ceremony, please register free of charge at the PRESSLIVE ( journalist platform or directly via this link:

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