World's first cruise ship powered by LNG arrives in Lisbon
The AIDAnova, the world's first cruise ship powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) arrives in Lisbon on the 16th for a technical call.
Built in the shipyards Meyer Werft in Papenburg , Germany , the AIDAnova is 337 meters long, 183 200 tons and capacity for 6 600 passengers.
The AIDAnova was baptized last August 31, the Meyer shipyard Werft at the AIDA Open Air event , completely sold out , which featured a concert by DJ David Guetta attended by 25,000 people.
After some delays in completing the ship, due to her complexity, AIDAnova 's maiden voyage is now scheduled for December 19.
The launch of this ship marks the beginning of a new era in the cruise industry as it is the first of 18 more LNG-powered cruise ships that are ordered through 2027 .
The use of this alternative fuel, which is less polluting, allows the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and the elimination of sulfur emissions to the environment
Cruise ships at the Port of Lisbon: 10th to 16th December
From 10th to 16th December the Port of Lisbon welcomes the following cruise ships - AIDAmar, MS Berlin, Queen Elizabeth, Oceana, Viking Sun and AIDAnova.
AIDAmar, overnights in Lisbon from 10th to 11th December, and she is taking a 10-night cruise that has Palma de Mallorca as homeport and Cadiz, Lisbon, Cartagena, Valencia and Barcelona as ports of call.
The Queen Elizabeth Lisbon call on the 11th is part of a 12-night cruise that has Southampton as homeport and Funchal, St Cruz de la Palma, Gran Canaria, Arrecife and Lisbon as ports of call.
The Oceana Lisbon call on the 12th is part of a 12-night cruise that has Southampton as homeport and Funchal, Tenerife, St Cruz de la Palma, Arrecife and Lisbon as ports of call.
On the 15th, the Viking Sun finishes in Lisbon a 13-night cruise that starts in Civitavecchia and calls in Livorno, Monaco, Toulon, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga and Cadiz. On the 16th, Viking Sun starts in Lisbon a 12-night transatlantic cruise to Miami calling Ponta Delgada and St George Read More
Lisbon, a destination for cruises
The port of Lisbon, located on the banks of the vast Tagus estuary has in its history a long tradition within the cruise market. Featuring a 15.5 metre deep channel and over 1 500 metres of berthing quay with depth between -8 and -12 m, Lisbon has been for long a harbour of refuge for many cruise ships.
In fact, the port of Lisbon receives all types of cruise ships, from the smallest to the largest in the world, that bring more than 500 thousand passengers per year.
In addition to the great natural conditions, the ship that anchors in Lisbon has two passenger terminals located in the centre of the city, with the most modern safety equipment and a varied offer of services.
The warm weather, the various tourist places, the good international air connections and the variety of hotels are some of the factors that make of Lisbon a privileged destination throughout the year.
Featuring a magnificent geographic location, Lisbon is an important port of call for cruises between the Atlantic Coast and Europe, the western Mediterranean and the north of Europe, the Atlantic Isles and the north of Africa as well as for Trans Atlantic trips.
Here you will find information concerning the date and hour of arrival and departure, name of the ship, quay, maximum capacity of the ship, crew, LOA, draught, flag, origin, destination, navigation agent and cruise line