In a strong international competition and after months of negotiations and a series of offered technical innovative solutions, the Brodosplit shipyard was chosen for building a cruise ship for the polar regions, the Polar Expedition Cruise Vessel. The contract was signed on the 8th of November, 2016 in the Netherlands with a leading company for expedition cruising in the polar regions.
‘’By signing this contract Brodosplit is strongly progressing in the realization of all its business plans and is determining its position as an inevitable European shipbuilding system which builds highly complex vessels that achieve high competitiveness’’, said Tomislav Debeljak, the CEO of the Brodosplit shipyard.
The ship will be built in the class LR PC6 (Polar Class 6) which will be the first cruise ship in the world that has ever been built in this class. It will have 8 decks and host 196 passengers in 95 cabins, while 69 crew members will look after passengers' needs. The ship will be 107.6 m long and 17.6 m wide. It will be powered by two engines with a total output of 4200 kW and will be able to reach speeds of 15 knots.
This cruise ship will be equipped with all necessary system solutions in order to enable its passengers to visit the glaciers above and below the sea level enjoying the view at this unique biological and animal life from the best perspective. The passengers will be accommodated in luxury cabins and suites where ship systems will provide them a safe and pleasant stay.
The design and all technical solutions are the work of the Brodosplit’s experts who have confirmed their key role with this project in positioning the Brodosplit shipyard highly on the list of technical competencies and construction competitiveness.
The ship is to be delivered in 2019.