AIDAnova is the type of ship that is leading the cruise industry towards a brighter future. Launched back in 2018, AIDAnova was the first ship to power itself solely with liquefied natural gas (LNG), a far more sustainable power source than is commonly seen on most commercial cruise ships. Aside from this, there are plenty of other things that make AIDAnova a great option. Let’s take a look!
Liquefied natural gas
The main draw to AIDAnova is the fact that it is the first ship to ever be powered by LNG, making it an industry-leading ship. There are plenty of benefits to using LNG compared to more traditional fuel options. The biggest draw is that it is far more eco-friendly than any other fuel source currently being used on ships. There is a 100% reduction in sulphur emissions, as well as a 90% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. The most exciting part, though, is that LNG produces 25% less carbon dioxide than most other traditional fuel sources. AIDAnova inspired a number of other ships to follow in its footsteps, and the industry seems ready to adopt LNG on a wider scale because of this ship. If you are a traveler concerned about the environment, this is the ship for you!
Aside from the fact that LNG is its power source, the AIDAnova is a pretty regular ship. It has a gross tonnage of over 180,000 and accommodates a maximum of 6654 passengers, making it the biggest ship in AIDA’s fleet. This extra space is used well: it has 17 restaurants, 18 bars and clubs, and six pools spread out over 20 decks. The sheer variety of options available on the ship make it a great choice for families.
The fact that this ship is a particularly eco-friendly one does not mean that the onboard atmosphere will be anything other than the top-rate experience that you’ve come to expect from Aida cruises. You can expect it to feel particularly relaxed, and there is lots of space to spread out and enjoy yourself. The crowd is generally pretty young, as there are lots of exciting activities to take part in. If you’re looking for a cruise that offers a nice blend of traditional entertainment with modern amenities, this is a great choice. For example, AIDAnova has a 360-degree theater that is constantly filled with innovative performances. There’s always something fun to do on the ship.
What we love about AIDAnova is that it proves that a more sustainable approach to cruising is not only possible but also popular. Travelers love AIDAnova, and the fact that it is far more environmentally friendly than a typical cruise ship is just the icing on top.