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World first for Carnival cruise ship - 30 APR 2019

Carnival Corporation and its German-based AIDA Cruises brand celebrated the arrival of its first cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Barcelona.

AIDAnova, the newest vessel from AIDA Cruises, was fuelled for the first time in the Mediterranean with LNG, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The cruise ship will be regularly supplied with LNG in Barcelona.

According to a statement released by Carnival Corporation, AIDAnova is the world's first cruise ship that will be operated in port and at sea with low-emission LNG. Two additional ships of this new AIDA generation will join the AIDA fleet in 2021 and 2023.

Highlights on board AIDAnova include new culinary and entertainment offerings such as a floating TV studio. Guests can also enjoy three water slides and a climbing garden under the dome of a retractable glass roof, and it also features a 3 500-sqm wellness area, an outdoor fitness studio, a penthouse suite with two decks, individual staterooms, 17 restaurants and 23 bars.

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