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 the first cruise ships with the ULSTEIN X-BOW® feature, which helps to increase comfort for the passengers. All vessels have long-term charter agreements.

The INFINITY Class vessels are 104m long, 18m wide, and have a draft of 5.1m. They feature a passenger capacity between 130-200 and a crew capacity between 85 and 115. The Vessels are Ice Class 1A, Polar Code 6 and are built with Safe Return to Port, Dynamic Positioning and zero speed stabilisers. The vessels are small enough to give an exclusive atmosphere and yet large enough to yield all expected services and facilities such as a swimming pool, bar and restaurants, lounges, boutique, gym, spa, and sauna. Five INFINITY Class new-builds, the Greg Mortimer, the Ocean Explorer, the Ocean Victory, the Sylvia Earle and the Ocean Odyssey have been delivered, and the next vessel Ocean Albatros will be delivered in March 2023.

Ulstein Design & Solutions is responsible for the exterior design and Tomas Tillberg Design is responsible for the interior design.

For two consecutive years, the INFINITY series has been awarded the Magellan Awards Gold Medal.

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Twin delivery: Ocean Odyssey and Sylvia Earle
Twin delivery: Ocean Odyssey and Sylvia Earle

Twin delivery: Ocean Odyssey and Sylvia Earle

The CX103 designs, Ocean Odyssey and Sylvia Earle, have been delivered from the CMHI shipyard in Haimen, China to SunStone. The final documents were signed on 21 October 2022, completing the delivery. This series of vessels is the first expedition cruise vessels to implement the X-BOW feature for increased comfort.

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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

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Lars Ståle Skoge

Commercial director

Tel: +47 915 81 226

lars.skoge@ulstein.com