On 16 March 2018, the steel cutting ceremony of SunStone Ship's ULSTEIN X-BOW expedition cruise ship took place in the Haimen base of CMHI (China Merchants Heavy Industry).
ULSTEIN provides the design and equipment package for one vessel and options for additionally nine vessels. The equipment package includes the bridge system, ULSTEIN COM and integrated automation system ULSTEIN IAS and ULSTEIN POWER, and site team support to ensure the vessel delivery time.
The ULSTEIN CX103 expedition cruise ship is 104.3 metres long and 18.4 metres wide. The ship will accommodate 255 persons including passengers and staff. The hull will be built in accordance to polar class PC6 and complies with the notation Safe Return to Port and Virtual Anchorage.
The vessel will be operating for Aurora Expeditions, and has received the name Greg Mortimer (see also CruiseMapper).