Kvaerner Conducts Sea Trials; Docks Out New Cruise Vessels
Carnival Spirit, which is currently under construction at Kvaerner Masa- Yards' Helsinki shipyard for Carnival Cruise Lines, underwent sea trials in the Gulf of Finland during the second week of January. The sea trials, which encompassed close to 100 different tests, were completed successfully — one half day earlier than planned. Following this, Kvaerner proclaimed that the 960 ft.
(292.5 m) Spirit superceded the specified requirements. It was also proven that the vessel demonstrated excellent sea characteristics.
Scheduled for an April 2001 delivery, Spirit has since returned to the yard for final outfitting. The second part of a Panamax-Max size cruise ship series for Carnival, the vessel will hold 2,680 passengers in a total of 1,057 staterooms.
Kvaerner's Turku New Shipyard docked out Adventure of the Seas — the third member of five Voyager — class ships for Royal Caribbean — on January 5.
The 1,020 ft. (311 m) vessel's outfitting and interior work is ongoing as the outfitting pier of the yard. Scheduled for delivery in October 2001, the vessel is sister to Voyager and Explorer of the Seas, which are being touted as the world's largest in the cruise industry.
The vessel class will also boast the latest technological and design features, such as the Royal Promenade — a four deckhigh horizontal promenade taking up almost half the ship's length.
Other stories from February 2001 issue
- Plug & Play page: 36B
- Uniservice: Innovative Product Keeps Cruise Ships Running page: 36C
- Transas Expands Capabilities page: 36G
- Kvaerner Conducts Sea Trials; Docks Out New Cruise Vessels page: 36A
- Drew Offers Electronic Steam System Monitoring page: 36H
- Crystal Cruises Signs Contract For New Ship page: 5
- Mediterranean Shipping Orders New Cruise Ship page: 5
- Two-Stroke Milestones page: 8
- Dear President Bush... Reasons for More Title XI Funding page: 11
- Real Time, On-line Credit Services Offered page: 14
- Major Ocean Carriers Partner To Launch E-Commerce Solution page: 15
- San Francisco Bay Area Company Leads in NOX Reduction page: 16
- Alabama Shipyard Signs Another Tug/Barge Contract page: 17
- Bollinger To Construct Supply Boat Trio page: 19
- Curacao Carves A Cruise Niche page: 20
- U.S. Lines' MS Patriot Challenges Cascade General page: 21
- Royal Caribbean Stock Downgraded page: 25
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- ABS Under Fire, Fights Back page: 29
- Queen Mary 2: Cunard's Answer to Royalty on the Seas page: 30
- Kaparis Defines Safety on Cruise Ships page: 32
- The Dickinson Way page: 34
- Oceancell by GEOLINK: The First GSM Solution Via Satellite Aboard Ships page: 40
- Heroes on the High Seas page: 43
- MAVCO Onboard Explorer Of The Seas page: 49
- New Cat-Powered Tugboat Ordered As Gdansk Gears Up For Port Growth page: 58
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- Grat Cruise Ships of 2000 page: 71
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