Royal Caribbean’s New LNG Orders – Damen Reveals New Expedition Cruise Ship Design – More New Ships For Norwegian?

The Cruise Examiner for 17th October 2016

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Damen Shipyards Group’s contribution to expedition cruise ship design

Last week came news that from Royal Caribbean that it would be introducing a new class of mega 200,000-ton cruise ship to carry 5,000 passengers. But this class will be different because it will be dual-fuelled, relying mainly on LNG for its main proplulsion units by Caterpillar MaK. The first two ships are to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. Meanwhile, the Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen has released details of a new expedition cruise ship design (above) that joins three or four others that are also now on the market. And from Italy come rumours of a new multi-ship order for Fincantieri from Norwegian Cruise Line.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                          (See previous columns)

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