World's largest cruise company is rolling out
Service Power Packages to improve energy efficiency and support
overall sustainability goals
To significantly reduce energy and fuel
consumption, upgrades include investments in on-demand automation
and controls, cooling enhancements, LED lighting and efficient HVAC
systems, with indoor air quality continuously monitored and
maintained to the highest standards at sea
MIAMI, Aug. 4, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;
NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, today announced the
rollout of comprehensive technology upgrades called Service Power
Packages across its global fleet to further improve energy savings
and reduce fuel consumption. The upgrades include ongoing
installations through 2023 on ships from the company's nine cruise
line brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland
America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises,
P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Carnival Corporation's Service Power upgrade program delivers an
average of 5-10% fuel savings per ship and is expected to
reduce fleetwide greenhouse gas emissions by more than
500,000 metric tons each year. In addition to the
environmental benefits, the program upon completion is expected to
generate over $150 million in
annual fuel cost savings.
Developed over the past six years, the company's Service Power
program delivers significant efficiency upgrades across the fleet,
including air conditioning upgrades to cabin and public areas, and
major enhancements to cooling, lighting and automation systems.
Adjusting for variations in ship design, size and equipment, the
company customizes the Service Power Package for each ship, which
combines the synergies from multiple upgrades with new operational
efficiencies, all effectively supporting Carnival Corporation's
energy savings and decarbonization strategies.
The Carnival Corporation Service Power Packages include the
following elements designed to work together to reduce each ship's
overall service load – the energy required to support all onboard
hotel systems – and as a result, significantly reduce both fuel
usage and emissions:
- Comprehensive upgrades to each ship's hotel HVAC
systems, accounting for 25% of a ship's energy consumption, to
improve hotel ventilation efficiency using sophisticated variable
speed drives and on-demand systems throughout public areas, cabins
and galleys. Additionally, indoor air quality is continuously
monitored and maintained to the highest standards at sea, using an
industry-leading air filtration and ultraviolet-C treatment
throughout the ship.
- Technical systems upgrades on each ship
using variable speed drives and on-demand automated control
systems for engine room ventilation, main air conditioning chillers
and cooling pumps, which together dramatically lower the energy
needed to deliver cooling around the ship.
- State-of-the-art LED lighting
systems installed throughout each ship to reduce both
power consumption and heat load generation – creating a dual
benefit from lower air conditioning demand.
- Remote monitoring and maintenance improvements that
maximize benefits from the upgrade packages, including improved
instrumentation and automated management systems, with nonstop
ship-to-shore connectivity. Expanded remote monitoring and analysis
of each ship's energy performance and technical status ensure peak
efficiency and minimal down times.
"The Service Power program closely aligns with our long-term
sustainability and decarbonization goals and our highest
responsibility and top priority, which is compliance, environmental
protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the
people in the communities we visit, and our shipboard and
shoreside personnel," said Bill
Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Corporation.
"Based on our improved fleet composition, including adding six
industry-leading LNG-powered ships, and our previous investments to
increase efficiency and reduce emissions, our absolute carbon
emissions peaked in 2011 despite significant capacity growth over
the past decade. These tailored Service Power Packages further
build on those efforts as part of our comprehensive approach to
The fleetwide enhancements are part of Carnival Corporation's
ongoing energy efficiency investment program and efforts to reduce
fuel consumption, including over $350 million invested in
energy efficiency improvements since 2016, along with the company's
fleet optimization strategy and design of more efficient
itineraries. Together, these ongoing efforts are expected to drive
a 10% reduction in fuel consumption per available lower berth day
(ALBD) in the company's first full year of guest cruise operations
compared to 2019, along with a 9% reduction in carbon emissions per
lower berth distance traveled.
As part of its longer-term sustainability plan and vision,
Carnival Corporation has committed to significant investments to
achieve its 2030 sustainability goals and 2050 aspirations, which
incorporate six critical sustainability focus areas overall. These
areas include climate action; circular economy; sustainable
tourism; good health and well-being; diversity, equity and
inclusion; and biodiversity and conservation.
Among these priorities, the company has committed to reducing
carbon emission intensity by 20% from its 2019 baseline by 2030,
supporting its efforts and aspirations to achieve net
carbon-neutral ship operations by 2050.
More information on the company's sustainability efforts is
available at www.CarnivalSustainability.com.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Corporation & plc is one of the world's largest leisure travel
companies with a portfolio of nine of the world's leading cruise
lines sailing to all seven continents. With operations in
North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise
Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O
Cruises (Australia), Costa
Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Additional information can be found on www.carnivalcorp.com,
www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com,
www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.costacruise.com,
www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com.
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc