NYV Caroline Review and Specifications
Specifications of NYV Caroline
|Year built||2020 new ship|
|Builder||MetalShips & Docks (Vigo, Spain)|
|Class||ice-strengthened mega yacht|
|Owner||Norwegian Yacht Voyages|
|Operator||Norwegian Yacht Voyages|
|Length (LOA)||174 m / 571 ft|
Review of NYV Caroline
Launched in 2020, the expedition mega-yacht NYV Caroline is one of the Norwegian Yacht Voyages ships. The rebranded in 2017 ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise line intends to build all four expedition vessels classed as "mega yachts". MY stands for "motor yacht".
History - construction & ownership
"Norwegian Yacht Voyages" (NYV) is the rebranded name of "Nordic Cruise Company". The new company is headquartered in Oslo Norway. Its President and CEO is Ulf Henrick Wynnsdale. As fleet size, vessel capacity and onboard amenities, the company is in direct competition with the top-luxury brands Ponant, RSSC Regent, Ritz-Carlton (main competitor), Scenic, SeaDream, Windstar.
Following the ship's delivery, MY Caroline will become the world's first true hybrid expedition mega-yacht and also the world's largest (length 174 m / 570 ft) mega-yacht currently available for private chartering. All four NYV cruise ships will be built at MetalShips & Docks company's shipyard in Vigo Spain, and in 10-month intervals. Other project partners are CMI Ship Management and CMI Leisure.
The newbuilds will be capable to operate dual fuel generators powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas) and diesel. They will also have battery banks for peak-shaving over the need for extra energy through diesel at key times, such as at startup, plus solar-powered hydrogen fuel cells. The resulting environmentally-friendly vessels will be able to fully run on LNG for a number of days at a time but will not indefinitely due to the limited availability of fuel in the ships' global destinations.
Cruise itinerary program
NYV Caroline itinerary program is yet to be announced soon. What is known so far is that the yacht's itineraries will visit ports and destinations in both polar regions (Arctic and Antarctica).
MY Caroline sports sleek lines. She measures 173.8 meters in length and has a passenger capacity of 220 and a total of 110 staterooms (all suite categories). A total of 160 crew members cater to passengers onboard. Cabins are sized from 45 m2 (485 ft2) entry-level to 140 m2 (1505 ft2) Penthouses. Each stateroom is fitted with a private balcony. Some cabins are inter-connecting.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
NYV Caroline has an aft-located Helideck with helipad (helicopter landing area), 1 onboard helicopter (stored in a hangar below deck and used for private tours), mini submarine. The hull is ice-strengthened, allowing safe operations in both polar regions (Arctic and Antarctica).
The newbuild vessels are more yacht-like than ever before, as the smokestack is integrated into the superstructure's curvature, outlined by the rear windows. The stack disappears into the design, as does ship's singular sphere (housing the satellite antenna) located on top deck. The forward design elements - from angular windows to the near-vertical bow - are particularly edgier. And even the UFO-like yacht's observation lounge on the top deck sits back, closer to the stack, thus making for aerodynamic forecastle. However, the diamond-patterned Atrium's glass wall still remains.
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