Ulstein designed Cruise ships nearing completion

Cruise vessels nearing completion

SunStone’s next newbuild expedition cruise vessels, the ‘Ocean Explorer’ and the ‘Ocean Victory’, are nearing completion from the CMHI yard.

  • The panorama restaurant on the Ocean Victory.
  • The expedition lecture room on the Ocean Victory.
  • The Ocean Explorer in her finishing step.
  • The interior on the Ocean Explorer is almost completed.
  • Ocean Explorer X-BOW fore side.
  • Corridor on the Ocean Explorer.
  • View of the bow part of the Ocean Explorer.
  • The Ocean Victory getting prepared for delivery.
  • Ocean Victory - a CX103 expedition cruise ship design from ULSTEIN.
  • Fore view of the X-BOW hull line design on the Ocean Victory.

The 'Ocean Victory' is vessel number 3 in SunStone's INFINITY series, while the 'Ocean Explorer' is vessel number 4. When signing up for the first vessels in the SunStone INFINITY series, SunStone's President/CEO Niels-Erik Lund, commented that "We decided to partner up with Ulstein due to their hull and the technical design, as well as their site team in China to supervise the production".

This cooperation is bearing fruit, the 'Ocean Victory' and 'Ocean Explorer' are both in their end phase of construction and are planned for delivery in April.
 

Follow the construction of the SunStone vessels.

Ships in the Infinity class have Ulstein's patented X-BOW design, zero-speed stabilizers and dynamic positioning, and are built to Polar Code B, with Polar Class 6 (Ice Class 1A on machinery).

The SunStone vessels are customised versions of the ULSTEIN CX103 designs. All vessels in the series are chartered out to tour operators. The 'Ocean Victory' has been chartered out to Albatros Expeditions in the winter season and to Victory Cruise Lines, for the summer season. The 'Ocean Explorer' will be operated by Vantage Cruise Line.

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Lars Ståle Skoge

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Commercial Director
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Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
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Lucy Lu

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Ulstein Marine Systems (Shanghai) Co. Ltd

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Lars Ståle Skoge

Commercial Director

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Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
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Lucy Lu

Sales & Marketing Director

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Ulstein Marine Systems (Shanghai) Co. Ltd