SunStone Ships, Inc. announced an agreement with China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. to build a third INFINITY-class expedition ship, to be named OCEAN VICTORY. This new-build will be delivered in March, 2021. SunStone’s President & CEO, Niels-Erik Lund commented, "We are pleased with the rapid adoption of the INFINITY-class vessels. It seems our European design & technology, combined with lower overall operating costs ticks all the boxes for the small and expedition-ship market."

SunStone has signed a long term time charter contract for the OCEAN VICTORY. The vessel will be technically managed by Cruise Management International, Miami. Hotel operations will be handled by CMI Leisure, Miami. The ship building contract was signed at the offices of Stephenson Harwood, SunStone’s legal advisors in connection with the INFINITY Class vessels. The three day meeting in Paris included a total of 20 representatives from:

  • CMIH – contract partner for building the vessel.
  • China Merchants Heavy Industry – shipyard building the vessel
  • SunStone Ships – contracting party on behalf of the buyer
  • SunStone Marine Advisors – company supervising the construction of the vessel
  • Ulstein Design and Solution – Norwegian company who has designed the vessel from a technical point of view, and who is responsible for the delivery of the technical equipment package, supervising the technical construction of the vessel
  • Makinen, Finland – responsible for the construction of all interior spaces of the vessel
  • Tillberg Design USA – interior designer for the vessel.

The main specification of the OCEAN VICTORY is as follows:

  • Length 104.4m
  • Breadth 18.4m
  • Draught 5.1m
  • Speed 15.5 knots
  • Crew 100 crew in 57 cabins
  • Pax capacity 200 passengers in 93 suites, 68 with balconies, 9 with French balconies and 16 with panoramic windows.

Passenger facilities – Three restaurants and one open deck dining facility, observation lounge, lecturer lounge, piano bar, gym and spa facilities, library, shops, changing facilities for Zodiac excursions, 20 Zodiacs, swimming pool, Jacuzzis, & pool bar.

Technical features – X-Bow, Zero Speed Stabilizers, Safe Return to Port, Dynamic Positioning, Polar Code 6, Ice Class 1A

The first INFINITY-class ship, named the GREG MORTIMER, is scheduled for delivery August 2019 and goes on charter to Aurora Cruises, Australia.

About SunStone

SunStone Ships, Inc. manages a fleet of eleven vessels available for long-term charter, mainly for the small-ship/expedition ship market. SunStone’s expertise helps cruise lines and ship owners maximize their results through improved commercial ship management.

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High-resolution images from the contract signing:
3-D Renderings of INFINITY-class Ships:–greg-mortimer-3d-renderings.html