Peace Boat soon signed a letter of intent with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., to build the Ecoship, the greenest cruise ship in the world.
A final contract for the 2,000-passenger, 750-cabin ship is expected to be signed soon. The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in 2020 spring.
Ecoship features nature-inspired architectural design by Oliver Design, Spain. It will be the platform for the round-the-world cruise of Peace Boat carrying 6,000 passengers per year, host exhibitions on green technology in up to a hundred ports per year; and also serve as floating sustainability laboratory to contribute research on the climate, ocean and green marine technology.
The 55,000 GT Peace Boat cruise ship will use hybrid propulsion in order to cut CO2 emissions by 40% when the vessel sets sail on its maiden voyage. Ecoship will feature an aerodynamic whale-inspired upper hull with a coating which mimics fish skin.
The public spaces and cabins will be designed for comfort, appealing to our connection with nature and based on biophilic principles. The ship will boast an onboard garden, energy recycling, closed-loop water system, zero water discharge and reduced air emissions.
The Peace Boat will be the first 10-mast cruise liner in the world that will harness wind, reducing propulsion fuel needs.