Registered owner: Infinity Owner 1 Ltd. USA - Beneficial owner: Sunstone Ships Inc - USA - Operator: Aurora Expeditions - Australia
Entered service: 2019 - Gross tonnage: 7.892 - Lower beds: 120 - All berths: 120 - Passengerdecks: 6 - Length: 104,40 m. Beam: 18,40 m. - Draught: 5,3 m. - Propulsion: 4x Wartsila type 20 diesel engines - Total installed power: ? kW. - Service speed: 15 knots - Max. speed: 17 knots - Built: China Merchant Heavy Industries -Haimen - China. - Yard no: ? - Classification: BV (Polar Class: PC 6) - Flag: Bahamas
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 65.77|
US Sunstone Ships Inc. announced an agreement with China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. to build Ulstein/Sunstone designed INFINITY-class expedition ships. Ulstein Design & Solution is responsible for the hull design and technical layout of the vessel included patented X-Bow design. Ships will be chartered by several companies. The first is the Greg Moritimer on long -term charter to New Zealand's Aurora Expeditions. Energy efficiency and passenger comfort are top priorities for SunStone Ships’ newbuilds.
SunStone Ships is also enhancing comfort with another ‘first’ in the cruise ship sector – it is installing Zero Speed stabilisers – which have only ever been used on large, luxury private yachts before. Provided by Rolls-Royce, they are used when loading or at anchor and move hydraulically, based on wave movement. 80% Of rolling or pitching disappears when these are used, which will be an important factor for the comfort of SunStone’s passengers. Another unique feature about SunStone’s newbuilds is that they are being built according to safe return to port (SRTP) requirements. However, the company is not required to do this as its ships are not longer than 120 m. SunStone owner Mr.Lund wanted SRTP because of the remote areas in which we operate. We think this is the right decision. It costs a lot more but creates a much safer ship.
Passenger facilities - Three restaurants and one open deck dining facility, observation lounge, lecturer lounge, piano bar, gym and spa facilities, library, shops, changing facilities for Zodiac excursions, 20 Zodiacs, swimming pool, Jacuzzis, & pool bar. Soft drinks, house wine, and beer are included at meal times.
All staterooms have private bathrooms, personal storage options, twin and double-bed configuration options, a 42 inch flat-screen television, ample storage, international power outlets and a daily cabin service, as well as all the basic amenities that you'll need onboard. Across four of the five stateroom categories, you'll find large floor to ceiling windows that offer prime observation opportunities around the clock. Additionally, there are private balconies in roughly 80% of the staterooms, allowing you to watch the world float past and take in the salty air of the open ocean. The vessel will also feature interconnecting staterooms designed for families or groups. It will include a 35.9m˛ Captain’s suite which will be the biggest among the staterooms aboard. Other stateroom categories will include the 30.1m˛ junior suites, 25.4m˛ to 26.1m˛ balcony suites, 16.5˛ to 20.7m˛ balcony staterooms, and the 23.2m˛ Aurora staterooms. To ensure you get the best views possible, the new ship features unique viewing platforms, custom-built for the Greg Mortimer. Accessed from Deck 5, the two platforms fold out hydraulically for unobstructed views of passing marine life and seabirds.
Even with a capacity 120 passengers the large, highly experienced expedition team of 15 - 18 people will deliver a very personalised experience for all on board. The combination of a small number of passengers and multiple zodiac loading decks means great chance of spontaneity and faster zodiac logistics. Optional kayaking is always popular, while this is one of only a few ships to also scuba diving and snorkeling.
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