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Registered owner: Costa Crociere Spa. - Italy - Beneficial owner:Carnival Corp. -USA - Operator Aida Cruises - Germany

Aidanova is the first cruise ship in the world, that can operate completely using liquefied natural gas (LNG) at sea and harbour.
With the imposition of the new Emission Control Areas throughout Europe and North America reducing the maximum sulphur content in fuel to 0.1%, and 0.05% next year, there is now a move towards using LNG as a clean fuel for cruise ships.
By burning LNG, large passenger ships are able to reduce their CO2 emissions by 25%, NOx by 85 to 90% and SOx to practically nothing. LNG fuel is clean, producing very low particle emissions, no visible smoke and no sludge. And as a bonus it is cheaper than marine diesel oil.
There are problems however. LNGs volume is 1.8 times that of diesel fuel, and with the necessity of using highly-insulated cylindrical tanks, the space required for bunker storage is almost four times what is required for conventional square tanks.Two of the tanks have a length of 35 meters, a diameter of appr. 8 meters and a cap. of 1,500 cubic meter each. Another tank has a length of 28 meters, a diameter of appr. 5 meters and a capacity of 550 cubic meters. The total volume of the three LNG tanks is 3,550 cubic meters.
Availability is another problem, but ships sailing within closed route systems or on repetitive itineraries should be able to cope. Meanwhile, until such time as ships routinely fuel with LNG, it will require either dedicated fuelling stations or delivering LNG to the ships.
LNG-powered cruise ships for the Costa Group are expected to be 'dramatically more efficient' as much as more than 40% more efficient.

Entered service: 2018 - Gross Tonnage: 183.858 - Passenger cap.lower beds: 5200 - All berths: 6654 - Passenger decks:16
Length o.a. : 337 m. - Beam: 42,01 m. - Draught (max.): 8,8 m.- Drive: diesel/electric: 4 Dual-Fuel Caterpillar/MAK diesel engines. Total installed power 61.760 kW. - Propulsion: by 2 ABB azipods - power each 18.500 kW by variable rpm. depending on frequency - Max.Speed:  knots.- Service Speed: 17 knots - Built: Meyer Werft - Germany - Yard no.:S.696 - Classification: GL/RINA. - Flag: Italy

Sistership: N/N(2021) - N/N (2023)

 Passenger space ratio all berths: 27.63 
 Passenger space ratio lower beds: 35.35
Brief Description:

With AIDAnova, one of the most innovative new-builds with outstanding experiential worlds for its guests will be going into service. It is furthermore the first cruise ship worldwide that can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) both in port and at sea.
Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises, drew attention to the uniqueness of the prototype: "With huge enthusiasm and creativity, we have brought together an extraordinary product variety on AIDAnova. We are incredibly proud to be operating what is currently the world's most eco-friendly cruise ship, and we will be consistently pursuing this path of continuous development."
The first guests will be welcomed aboard on Tenerife on December 19, 2018. They can look forward to a vast range of entirely new culinary and entertainment choices. In particular, the number of service restaurants has been significantly expanded. The Ocean's - the specialty restaurant for fish and seafood is but only one example. In the new Churrascaria Steakhouse, grilled meat from the spit is served.
For the perfect Asian dining experience, the range of sushi offers and teppanyaki dishes have been expanded and new hot pots and a tandoori area have been added. For the perfect Asian dining experience, the East Restaurant has been expanded to include a Tandoori area. New is also the Yachtclub Restaurant, which offers light seasonal cuisine and international specialties in a maritime flair, and the Street Food Mile, where you can enjoy a snack from currywurst, kebab or sandwiches from early morning until after midnight.
At the new Time Machine Restaurant, guests enter a world full of wonders and surprises. Over a fantastic time-traveling dinner, the lines between reality and fantasy blur. Everything moves and rotates; waiters turn into magicians as they serve a delicious multi-course menu.
Studio X stands for innovative entertainment with exciting formats of every kind of TV entertainment. The modern recording studio aboard AIDAnova is the first TV studio at sea that produces and broadcasts live on a daily basis. The multipurpose room is thus one of AIDAnova's highlights. The guests attend the broadcasts live, enjoying both well-known TV formats, and some TV shows specially developed for AIDAnova.
The popular Theatrium features the first 360-degree stage with more than 10 LED walls and a "Magic Tunnel" for spectacular artist appearances.
The Four Elements activity area with ropes course and water slides, and the Beach Club for relaxation are, of course, also found aboard AIDAnova. Apart from that, the ship features a wellness area of around 3,500 square meters, an outdoor gym, 17 restaurants and 17 bars. One of the many highlights are the 21 different cabin variants. From the penthouse suite over two decks to spacious family cabins or comfortable single cabins, every guest has the opportunity to feel at home in their own individual way at sea.
The entire interior of AIDAnova impresses with its innovative design. The modern architecture gives a light and airy feeling to the rooms. The nuanced color compositions give AIDAnova elegance and the refined structures provide surprising effects.
Deck 16 will also be outfitted with a mini club, a kids club and a spacey wave club. A luxury day spa spanning an area of 3,545m will be situated across two decks and provide guests with sea views. It will feature five different saunas, two private wellness suites and a tepidarium. In addition, a spacious sun deck will offer with three outdoor Jacuzzis and more than 80 spa treatments.

         Sorry, but interior images are artist impressions only

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