SunStone's ship Ocean Odyssey launched at the CMHI Haimen yard

   October 31, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

SunStone's expedition cruise ship Ocean Odyssey (ULSTEIN CX103 design) was launched at the CMHI Haimen yard on October 23.

The vessel is one in a series contracted by the U.S.-based SunStone Ships.

Ocean Odyssey is marking the 2nd entry of the charterer  Vantage Cruise Line (fleet) into 5-star ocean cruising, being the sistership to the 2021-delivered Ocean Explorer.

The 162-passenger vessel is scheduled to debut in 2022 and will offer worldwide itineraries.

The 104-m long Ocean Odyssey is constructed to the ice-strengthened, Polar Class 6, standards, which allows for deeper exploration into polar areas.

The ULSTEIN X-BOW technology provides smoother cruising in rough seas, enhancing the guests’ and crews’ comfort as the newbuild traverses the seas around the world. Ocean Odyssey comes with environmentally friendly standards, reduced emissions into air & sea, and lower energy consumption. The vessel runs on low-sulfur marine gas oil.

Ocean Odyssey cruise ship

ULSTEIN delivers the ship design, site follow-up, and an extensive equipment package including power package (switchboards, bow thruster starters, drives), IAS (Integrated Automation System), PMS (Power Management System), ULSTEIN COM (Internet, TV, telephone, PA system), bridge and navigation equipment.

Passengers enjoy a multi-level observation lounge, lecture area, main restaurant with fine dining, gym and spa facilities, as well as an outdoor infinity pool and hot tubs.

22 Zodiacs will be used for shore landings and tours. Guests will be able to get changed in the dedicated “mudroom.” There will be a platform to access water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.