Poseidon Expedition’s 114-guest mv Sea Spirit recently embarked on a series of summer cruises of the Arctic retooled with brand new stabilizers installed in late April 2019 while in drydock in Portugal.
Sea Spirit passengers booked on a polar cruise adventure to the Arctic during the 2019 summer or to Antarctica the fall or winter may not be aware of the advanced technology applied to the 4,200 GRT ship. Sea Spirit was retrofitted with Rolls Royce Zero Speed Stabilizers which allow safe and stable navigation through icy waters of the Barents and Greenland seas.
The operational benefits of the brand new retractable fin stabilizers include eliminating vibration and noise; reducing the ship’s roll when anchored, moored or drifting; and reducing dynamic drag when deployed while underway.
The Sea Spirit ship has also been re-certified for new IMO Polar Code requirements and now has all valid technical and international certificates complying with IMO conventions.
Along with the technical improvements, over US$2.5 million in refurbishments to guest areas, all staterooms and public areas, were made over the past several years to Sea Spirit.