AIDA Cruises and Shell have announced a deal for Shell to supply LNG to AIDAprima and her sistership AIDAperla.

Both ships have dual-fuel engines and can run on LNG in port.

"We believe in LNG as being the cleanest fossil fuel," said Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises. "In Shell, we have a strong global partner who will forge a new path with us in establishing LNG within the maritime industry. With the supply of LNG to AIDAprima when she is docked, we are setting a clear trend in terms of environmental and climate protection."

In all ports along its seven-day itinerary, the AIDAprima can be operated with LNG while docked at port. The preparations and initial permit procedures for the ports of Hamburg, Southampton, Le Havre, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge are already well underway for LNG trucks to supply fuel to the ship, said AIDA.