The Queen Elizabeth, a cruise ship operated by Cunard, has been fitted with shore power capabilities. This means the company’s entire fleet – consisting of the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in addition to the Queen Elizabeth – now has the ability to use shore power if available at the dock.
The Queen Anne, a new-build cruise ship scheduled to debut in May 2024, will have shore power systems installed prior to its maiden voyage.
At present, the fleet can access shore power at a multitude of locations, including at the Queen Mary 2’s home port at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York and Queen Anne’s home port in Southampton, UK.
“By adopting shore power technology, we are taking a significant step in our ongoing commitment to reducing emissions, minimizing our carbon footprint and fostering healthier port environments,” explained Katie McAlister, president of Cunard. “The introduction of shore power technology aligns seamlessly with Cunard’s corporate vision and values, and we are proud to be able to take such a positive step.”
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