The PC3 ice-classed vessel has deadweight 1965 tons, LOA length 144 m, beam 22 m, draught 7 m, max passenger capacity 300 (plus 150 crew) and 150 staterooms, the majority of which with private step-out balconies. All cabins feature the company’s "Flex Cabin System" that allows walls to be reconfigured in order to convert a Suite into two separate cabins.
The newbuild is designed for max cruising speed 17 knots (20 mph / 32 kph). It can also operate in solid ice of up to 1,8 m thick and has diesel-electric propulsion based on 2 azipods, each with power output 7,5 MW. A total of 6 electricity generators are fuelled by a combination of LNG and MDO (marine diesel oil), while a lithium-ion battery bank powers the ship while it is docked.
The new passenger ship design by Knud Hansen features as public spaces an Ice Bar, multi-purpose Lounge, a tender garage (for Zodiacs and other expedition equipment that can be launched via a portside shell door), an aft-located helicopter deck (where a helicopter is lowered into the hanger on the below deck).