Polar Expedition Vessel to be Built in Croatia
Bureau Veritas (BV) is to class a new concept luxury expedition cruise vessel to be built for Australia’s Scenic group. The 165m vessel will be built at Croatia’s Uljanik shipyard for delivery in summer 2018. It will have lower berth accommodation for 228 passengers and 172 crew and will meet the requirements of the newly adopted Polar Code allowing operation for a certain period of the year in Polar waters.
Particular attention has been paid to safety, meeting the Safe Return to Port criteria, and to comfort for the whole accommodation, based on BV Comfort Class criteria. All guest suites will have a private balcony and the ship will be equipped with a new generation of zero-speed high efficiency stabilizers.
Two helicopters and an observation submarine will provide opportunities for a new approach to exploration cruises.
Scenic Eclipse will be powered by two separate diesel-electric propulsion plants and two pods. The vessel will be granted the highest Bureau Veritas marks and notations, including a new Polar Class and several additional class notations related to pollution prevention such as advanced waste water treatment system, ballast water management system, waste holding capacity and Green Passport.