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).

Steel cutting for SunStone’s X-Bow expedition cruise vessel
Caption: BV Class Project Lead Surveyor, BJ KWAK, CMHI project manager Baibo Yin and Sunstone captain Rodolfo Spinelli.

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.

Caption: Preparations for the steel cutting ceremony

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).

Caption above: Steel Cutting for the first SunStone expedition cruise vessel designed by Ulstein
Caption: The CMIH DMD David Zhu and the Sunstone CEO Niels-Erik Lund congratulating eachother on the steel cutting ceremony.

Source: Ulstein