SunStone inks shipbuilding contract for third expedition cruise shipWritten by Nick Blenkey
JUNE 6, 2018 — Miami, FL, headquartered SunStone Ships, Inc. has signed an agreement with shipbuilder China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. to build a third Ulstein CX103 design Infinity-class expedition ship, to be named Ocean Victory. This newbuild will be delivered in March, 2021.
SunStone’s President & CEO, Niels-Erik Lund commented, “We are pleased with the rapid adoption of the Infinity-class vessels. It seems our European design & technology, combined with lower overall operating costs ticks all the boxes for the small and expedition-ship market.”
SunStone has signed a long term time charter contract for the Ocean Victory. The vessel will be technically managed by Cruise Management International, Miami. Hotel operations will be handled by CMI Leisure, Miami.
Steel for the first Infinity-class ship was cut earlier this year at CMHI’s Haimen shipyard. Named the Greg Mortimer, it is scheduled for delivery August 2019 and goes on charter to Aurora Cruises, Australia.
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