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Future-proof solutions to decarbonise cruise operations

In the cruise industry the ambition is always 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, with net zero being the ultimate goal. As a leading maritime technology provider, Wärtsilä is well placed to support cruise operators on their decarbonisation journey with its comprehensive solutions and services offering for newbuilding and retrofit projects.

How can Wärtsilä help cruise operators with decarbonisation today?

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 for decarbonised operations

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?

Let’s see in more detail the five-step approach to ensure you remain competitive, compliant and profitable.

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Customer stories - Cruise vessels

  • Royal Caribbean Group

    Close collaboration between Royal Caribbean Group, Wärtsilä & French yard Chantier de l’Atlantique was key to successful development and introduction of the first new Wärtsilä 46TS-DF engine.

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  • Silver Dawn

    When Silversea’s luxury cruise liner Silver Dawn needed a high-quality, reliable and quiet propulsion system, Fincantieri shipyard turned to Wärtsilä.

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  • Discovery Princess

    Princess Cruises relies on Wärtsilä’s propulsion system for minimal engine noise and vibrations and ultra-reliable operation on its vessel Discovery Princess.

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  • Windstar Cruises

    Ship lengthening is a complex process, but with the right expertise – like that found at Fincantieri and Wärtsilä – the benefits were clear for Windstar

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  • Le Commandant Charcot

    Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s only luxury icebreaker, uses the Wärtsilä 31DF engines for sustainable polar exploration

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