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SunStone orders Ocean Victory

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018

U.S. cruise operator SunStone Ships said it has signed an order with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build another 200-passenger cruise ship.

Third Infinity-class vessel will be technically managed by Cruise Management International and hotel operations will be handled by CMI Leisure (Rendering: SunStone Ships)

It will be delivered in March 2021. The vessel, named Ocean Victory, will be 104.4m long and will have 93 cabins, 68 with balconies, nine with French balconies and others with panoramic windows. It is the third vessel in the series of Infinity-class ships. The company still has options for more vessels. SunStone also said it has signed a long-term charter contract for the ship. The vessel will be technically managed by Cruise Management International and hotel operations will be handled by CMI Leisure. The vessel has Ulstein’s patented X-Bow design, zero-speed stabilisers and dynamic positioning, and will be built to Polar Code 6 (Ice Class 1A). Ulstein Design and Solution are the designer and provider of the technical equipment package and supervisor of the technical construction.