* Scrub a Dub Dub
Earlier we told readers how the new Emission Control Areas (ECA’s) were going to have a major impact on cruising, especially in areas where the itineraries call for lots of coastal cruising. We’ve looked at the sizable added fuel cost, and recently we saw Carnival relocate a ship to a different home port due to the impact the ECA would have on the itineraries it sails. We’ve also seen cruise lines beginning programs to retrofit their ships with scrubbers to make their ships exhaust emissions cleaner and compliant with the ECA’s 0.1% sulphur limits.
Today, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they would be building Green Tech Marine scrubbers right into the design of their two Breakaway Plus ships that will be built by Meyer Werft.
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