Expedition cruises. These two words bring forward images of unspoilt places, scarcely populated, and with an incredible nature. The outside surroundings can be tough, and after a whole day out there exploring, withdrawing to the vessel gives a feeling of luxury.
Reduced slamming, vibrations and noise
All ships behave differently, and the hull shape has an impact on this. The patented and award-winning X-BOW® hull cuts through the waves. With a soft entry into the sea, the slamming will be reduced. This means that noise and vibrations from head seas are minimised on these type of vessels.
The shipowner’s choice
The passengers’ choice of expedition cruise holiday is guided by the vessel’s route and destinations, and in most cases not by the vessel design. For the ship owner, other aspects must be considered. One such aspect is the fact that a vessel is constantly moving. As long as there are no waves, fine. However, if the expedition goes to areas or at a time of the year where sea and weather conditions can be demanding, the vessel’s reduced response to sea and weather is essential to the wellbeing of the passengers.
A time schedule to be trusted
With such excellent sea-keeping capabilities, the vessel can swiftly transfer from one calm area to another. Speed when transiting can be high even in adverse weather without reducing comfort on board. This means that the transit time is more predictable, and the time schedule will be held.
Slippery decks – not on these vessels
The X-BOW lines split the wave energy rather than crushing the waves and create spray. With the X-BOW, the decks stay dry, which is of importance to the passengers’ safety. It takes very little water to start being a hazard, or simply a nuisance, particularly in cold areas, where the spray can turn into ice.
With an expedition cruise vessel from Ulstein, the guests can enjoy the fun - always.
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