Swedish design consultancy Bassoe Technology has unveiled the ‘Vega’ expedition cruise ship.
The concept, which features 100 balcony staterooms for up to 240 pax, is designed for worldwide operations in Polar regions, as well as tropical areas. It has also been designed to comply with all requirements, environmental standards and other rules and regulations, including the IMI Polar Code.
The concept’s layout has been developed to offer the vessel’s passengers an extensive day and night time experience, including facilities for marine activities, lectures, fine dining, spa and recreational pursuits, as well as shows.
However, the design has been achieved without comprising the flexibility to meet a specific owner’s requirements, ‘Vega’ was initiated by Chinese shipbuilder CIMC Raffles, which co-operated with Bassoe Technology to create the concept. During the design development, special attention was paid to safety, fuel efficiency, low noise and vibration, as well as minimising emissions.
The vessel will be built at the Yantai shipyard, which will draw on its experience of constructing sophisticated and robust offshore vessels for use in the North Sea and sub-Arctic areas. The yard is also experienced in building luxury mega yachts.