Costa Cruises said it will receive two of the four ships that Carnival Corp. is buying that will be equipped with liquid natural gas (LNG) capability for power generation.

The two Costa ships will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland, with delivery in 2019 and 2020. Each vessel will exceed 180,000 gross tons, offering more than 2,600 passenger cabins and a total capacity of 6,600 passengers.

Costa said the ships will have the largest guest capacity of any in the world.

Carnival Corp. previously announced that AIDA Cruises in Germany would get two of the ships, the first cruise ships to use LNG, which burns cleaner than petroleum and produces no sulfur and particulate pollution.

With the order, the brand destination has been announced for four of nine ships that will be built under memoranda of understanding between Carnival Corp. and two European yards. The nine ships are to be delivered between 2019 and 2022, Carnival has said.

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