Cruise ship for the polar seas
A specialized ice-class passenger liner was launched at the shipyard of the Chinese shipbuilding company China Merchant Heavy Industries in Haimen.
According to the customer, the American company SunStone (Miami, Florida), the vessel, named Ocean Odyssey, will be the fifth in a series of Infinity-class liners, designed specifically for year-round operation in the polar seas. The first liner of this type, Greg Mortimer, entered the SunStone cruise fleet in September 2019.
The liner was assigned the ice class AI, which allows him to sail independently among ice up to 80 cm thick or follow the icebreaker through ice fields of one meter thickness. Polar Class 6 certification allows the vessel to operate in Arctic and Antarctic seas.
The Infinity project was developed by the designers of the Norwegian company Ulstein Design & Solutions. With a length of 104 m, a width of 18 m and a 5-meter draft, the vessel has a deadweight of 8,500 grt and can accommodate up to 160 passengers, accommodated in double cabins. Guest services are provided by 115 crew members. The maximum speed of the liner in clear water reaches 15 knots.