November 07, 2018

Contracts for cruise liners

The nation’s first contract to build cruise ships has been signed at the expo.

China State Shipping Corporation Limited reached the agreement with US-based Carnival Corp and Italy-based Fincantieri for six large-scale cruise liners.

The companies which will build the liners are China State Shipbuilding and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

The first 135,550-ton cruise liner will have a length of 323.6 meters, a width of 37.2 meters, a height of 72.2 meters and the maximum draft of 8.55 meters. Its fastest speed will be 41.85 kilometers per hour.

There will be more than 2,000 cabins on the ship, among them will be 34 suites, 287 sea view rooms and 969 rooms with balconies.

The ship will accommodate as many as 5,260 passengers.

The 16-story cruise ship will have a variety of entertaining and recreational facilities. Apart from its dining room, performance center, and amusement center, it is equipped with a shopping plaza, making it a “holiday village on the sea.”

The liners are the only high-tech ships that have not yet been built in China.