Ocean Victory delivered as Windstar’s third INFINITY class vessel

Cruise ship owner SunStone Ships, the largest tonnage provider in the expedition cruise market, announced the successful delivery of their third next-generation, INFINITY-class vessel from the CMHI Haimen yard, China.

Cruise ship owner SunStone Ships, the largest tonnage provider in the expedition cruise market, announced the successful delivery of their third next-generation, INFINITY-class vessel from the CMHI Haimen yard, China.

The ships in the INFINITY series have Ulstein’s patented X-BOW design, zero-speed stabilisers and dynamic positioning, and are built to Polar Code Category B, with Polar Class 6 (Ice Class 1A on machinery). All vessels are customised versions of the ULSTEIN CX103 designs.

SunStone CEO, Niels-Erik Lund, commented, “We are very pleased with the high quality, design solutions and equipment packages. We are looking forward to continuing our relationships with all our partners in the Infinity-class project and we, even considering the COVID-19 world crisis, are moving fast forward at very satisfactory speed, safety and quality level.”

The Vessel will commence Antarctica Cruises in November 2021 for Albatros Expeditions and for the summer season American Queen Voyages will operate the vessel on Alaska Cruises. The vessel will depart China Merchants Heavy Industry, Haimen to Manilla to pick up crew, then a short stop in Papeete, and from there to Ushuaia in Argentina where cruising will begin in late November.

INFINITY Class Vessels are 104m long and 18m wide. They feature a passenger capacity between 130-200 and a crew capacity between 85 and 115. 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 and spa.

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