The Hypatia de Alejandría, which has become the first ferry to sail on natural gas in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year, will be joined this summer by its twin vessel Marie Curie. These ships, along with the LNG-converted Nápoles and Abel Matutes, are the first of a new generation of smart LNG-powered ships that link eco-efficiency with the digitization of on-board services.
In addition, the shipping company has replaced the engines of three fast ferries by others that are more modern and efficient and less polluting, which allows to increase the speed of navigation, while reducing the use of fuel and, consequently, emissions.
This summer Baleària is sailing with one of the ships converted to LNG on the routes to the Canary Islands, operated together with Fred. Olsen Express, and which maintains its connection between the United States and The Bahamas.
The main novelty in Baleària’s on-board services is focused on the so-called smart ships, where part of the on board entertainment has been digitized. Depending on the ships, passengers can enjoy access to the ship and the staterooms by mobile, a platform of digital leisure on demand (with movies, games, magazines), and free access to WhatsApp during the whole journey, among others.