Carnival Corporation & plc has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships, which will each hold up to 6,600 guests.
The contract with shipbuilder Meyer Werft is part of larger previous announcement with Meyer Werft and Fincantieri S.p.A for nine new ship orders between 2019 and 2022.
According to Carnival, the four new ships will also be designed with the environment in mind and will be the first ships in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel.
The company said two of the ships will be manufactured for AIDA Cruises at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Additional information about the ships, including which new ships will be added to each brand, will be made available at a later date.