Steel cutting ceremony marks milestone for SunStone’s Infinity series
In a momentous occasion, the steel cutting ceremony for the seventh and final vessel in the groundbreaking Infinity series of expedition cruise ships took place at the Haimen shipyard of China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI).
SunStone Maritime Group, a leading provider of expedition vessels, celebrated this significant milestone with key stakeholders and industry partners.
The PC6 expedition cruise ship, yet to be named, will embark on a long-term charter upon its delivery. Being technically identical to the rest of the Infinity vessels, the seventh vessel is set to join its sisters in the redefinition of the standards of expedition cruising with its cutting-edge design and unparalleled features.
The Infinity-class newbuilds, featuring up to 95 passenger cabins, each equipped with bathrooms and most with balconies, promise an immersive and comfortable experience for travellers. The ships house a range of amenities, including restaurants, lecture space, lounges, a 180-degree indoor observation deck, outdoor viewing areas, a gym, sauna, spa, and a custom-designed platform catering to kayakers and divers.
To enhance the expedition experience, the vessel will include a dedicated sea-level Zodiac loading platform and a mudroom, ensuring seamless operations for off-board activities.
“With the steel cutting of the seventh and final ship in the Infinity series, we mark the completion of a remarkable journey,” said Niels-Erik Lund, CEO at SunStone Maritime Group. “These vessels exemplify our commitment to providing exceptional expedition cruises with a focus on comfort, safety, and sustainability.”
The Infinity series has been a testament to SunStone’s dedication to innovation in the cruise industry. Meeting and surpassing the highest standards for expedition vessels, the completion of this final ship underscores the company’s achievement of its initial objectives for the Infinity class.
SunStone Maritime Group expresses gratitude to China Merchants Heavy Industries for their collaboration and expertise in bringing the Infinity series to fruition.
The company looks forward to the next chapter as the vessel progresses through its construction phases and ultimately joins the fleet of high-performance expedition cruise ships in August 2025.
(Steel cutting ceremony marks milestone for SunStone’s Infinity series – SunStone Ships Inc.)