Seatrade Europe exclusive – ground breaking keel laying ceremony for next LNG ship generation

Arnold Donald, President and CEO, Carnival Corporation, kindly invites you to the virtual keel laying ceremony for the first of the company’s next generation of fully LNG-powered cruise ships.

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, will be holding a virtual keel laying ceremony on Wednesday 6 September 2017 from 12:15-12:45 hrs at Hamburg Messe und Congress, as part of the Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention opening conference session.

Representing a major environmental breakthrough, the seven new ships for four Carnival Corporation’s global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, P&O Cruises UK, Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises – will feature a revolutionary “green cruising” design and will be the first in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The ships, with delivery between 2018 and 2022, will be built by the German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku.

To gain access to the conference at Seatrade Europe, you will need to register in advance of the show, which you can do here:

Alternatively, you can also participate in the keel laying ceremony via live stream. In order to be able to follow the live stream for the ceremony, please register free of charge at the PRESSLIVE journalist platform or directly via this link:

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