SunStone's Chinese built cruise vessels

SunStone Ships has ordered a series of expedition cruise vessels designed by Ulstein for construction at CMHI. These are the first China-built cruise vessels, and also the first cruise ships with the ULSTEIN X-BOW® feature, which helps to increase comfort for the passengers. The ships are chartered to cruise operators.

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FILM: The X-BOW explained
FILM: The X-BOW explained

FILM: The X-BOW explained

The ULSTEIN X-BOW - explained by our Chief Designer

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Sea trial completion
Sea trial completion

Sea trial completion

The 'Sylvia Earle' successfully completed sea trials in end October 2021.

Project update
Keel laid for SunStone’s next Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel
Keel laid for SunStone’s next Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel

Keel laid for SunStone’s next Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel

A keel-laying ceremony has been held for the ‘Ocean Albatros’, SunStone Ships’ new expedition cruise vessel, at the CMHI shipyard, China, on 20 January 2022. The ship is number six in the INFINITY class of X-BOW expedition ships, all designed by Ulstein.

Milestone ceremony
Design & equipment packages
Design & equipment packages

Design & equipment packages

Being a global supplier of products and services requires local presence. We provide ship design & equipment packages with extended site support world-wide.

Design & equipment packages
X-BOW references
X-BOW references

X-BOW references

More than 100 X-BOW designs have been ordered since its introduction in 2005.

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X-BOW® - how it started
X-BOW® - how it started

X-BOW® - how it started

​When times are tough, it is still possible to nurture and grow good ideas. That’s the story behind the ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull line design, which upon its introduction in 2005 literally turned the image of the ship’s bow upside down.

X-BOW - from the beginning

Please contact us for more information

Lars Ståle Skoge, commercial director at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
Lars Ståle Skoge

Commercial director

Tel: +47 915 81 226

lars.skoge@ulstein.com