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Cruise ship engines, propulsion solutions and more

The ambition in the cruise industry is to go above and beyond – to exceed expectations. This is as true for the guest experience as it is for the industry’s drive to reduce emissions and decarbonise. When the goal is net zero operations, cruise ships need a range of sustainable engines, propulsion solutions, maritime technology, and services.

Wärtsilä offers a comprehensive portfolio to support cruise operators on their decarbonisation journey – for retrofit projects and for future-proof new builds.

How to succeed in decarbonisation

Wärtsilä has a five-step approach to ensure you remain competitive, compliant and profitable.

1. Lower carbon fuels

Adoption of LNG, bioLNG or Methanol

2. Electrification

Integration of additional power sources such as battery hybrid and shore power

3. Boosting efficiency

Highest engine efficiency, re-use of waste energy, energy savings devices 

4. Digital innovation

Adoption of new digital solutions to improve voyage efficiency

5. Smart services

Optimised fleet decarbonisation services and guaranteed asset performance agreements

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Cutting-edge solutions in a nutshell

How to future-proof your cruise vessels

Cruise vessels being built today will still be sailing in 30 years or more. Over that time new, more sustainable technologies and fuels will become available so it is essential to build with the future in mind. How to keep up and invest wisely?

Download this paper now to learn more about the five steps that help ensure competitive, compliant, and profitable cruise operations.

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    How next-generation cruise vessels can succeed in smart decarbonisation

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Everything from engines to digital solutions and electric propulsion

Over the lifetime of a cruise ship, new technologies and fuels will become available. It is essential to have the future in mind to meet regulations, passenger demands and financiers’ preferences. Integrated solutions from Wärtsilä can give you just what you need to stay competitive and successful.

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Essential solutions and services for cruise ships

Optimising ship lifecycle efficiency

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Customer stories from the cruise industry

Discover the benefits others have already gained from choosing Wärtsilä.

Essential webinars

What everyone in the cruise industry should know about future-proof maritime solutions. Register now! Or catch up on webinar recordings.

Wärtsilä 46TS-DF - The power to change
26 Apr 2022 · Webinar
Wärtsilä 46TS-DF – The power to change
Wärtsilä 46TS-DF represents the next generation of medium speed engines, designed to set a new benchmark in...
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22 Apr 2020 · Webinar
Real world strategies to decarbonise the cruise industry
We are facing challenging times with massive change that will impact the whole of the...

Important insights

Discover these hand-picked articles to learn about the many solutions for future-proof, sustainable cruise ship operations.

17 Oct 2022 · Article
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Five ways the Wärtsilä 46TS-DF helps you decarbonise now and in the future
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29 Apr 2022 · Article
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LNG – Fuel for thought in our deep-dive Q&A
Four Wärtsilä experts discuss the advantages and issues related to adopting LNG as a future fuel for...
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12 Apr 2021 · Article
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Guaranteed asset performance – a win-win for Wärtsilä and Carnival
After seeking new ways to draw even greater mutual value from their partnership,...

Wärtsilä’s expertise covers the full spectrum of solutions and services, from cruise ship engines to digital solutions and from hybrid ships to lifecycle services. Cruise ships can stay productive and competitive – and on the steady course towards net zero operations.


Take your easiest step to future-proofing your cruise operations – get in touch and let’s discuss your needs and options!

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