Third expedition cruise vessel order
Ship owner SunStone Ships has placed a new contract with CMHI yard for its third in series of INFINITY-class series of expedition cruise vessel designed by Ulstein.
SunStone Ships originally placed one firm contract and nine options on Ulstein deliveries of expedition cruise vessel designs and equipment packages back in 2017. It has signed a long-term charter contract with Victory Cruise Lines on the third vessel Ocean Victory, which is due for delivery in March 2021.
“We are pleased with the rapid adoption of the INFINITY-class vessels. It seems our European design & technology, combined with lower overall operating costs ticks all the boxes for the small and expedition-ship market,” said Niels-Erik Lund, President & CEO, Sunstone.
The Ocean Victory will have accommodation for 100 crew members and 200 passengers. The X-BOW hull will be built according to Polar class 6, Polar code Cat B, with dynamic positioning system and zero-speed stabilisers.
In addition to the design of the vessel, Ulstein is also responsible for the delivery of the equipment package, as well as supervising the technical construction of the vessel.
Tillberg Design USA is responsible for the interior design and Makinen for the construction of all interior spaces.
Facilities include three restaurants and one open deck dining facility, observation lounge, lecturer lounge, piano bar, gym and spa facilities, library, shops, changing facilities for Zodiac excursions, 20 Zodiacs, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a pool bar.
The First INFINITY-class ship, named the Greg Mortimer, is scheduled for delivery August 2019 and goes on charter to Aurora Cruises, Australia.
All the ships in the series measure 104.3 metres in length and 18.4 metres in the beam.
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