First cruise in December 2020
Ocean Victory is scheduled to start cruising from Ushuaia on Dec. 22, 2020, according to Niels-Erik Lund, president and CEO, SunStone Ships.
That is earlier than the originally scheduled delivery by China Merchant Heavy Industries.
Miami-based Victory operates the 202-passenger Victory I and Victory II, with itineraries to New England, Atlantic Canada, the St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes, Cuba and Mexico's Yucatán.
Denmark's Albatros Expeditions fields the 198-passenger Ocean Atlantic in Antarctica and the Arctic.
Patented X-BOW design
Ships in the Infinity class have Ulstein's patented X-BOW design, zero-speed stabilizers and dynamic positioning, and will be built to Polar Code 6 (Ice Class 1A).
The 104.4-meter Ocean Victory will have capacity for 200 passengers in 93 suites, 68 with balconies, nine with French balconies and 16 with panoramic windows.
Public rooms include a trio of restaurants and an open deck dining facility, an observation lounge, a lounge for lectures, piano bar, gym and spa facilities, library, shops, changing facilities for Zodiac excursions, 20 Zodiacs, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a pool bar.
Follows first in the series, Greg Mortimer
Aurora MD Robert Halfpenny recently confirmed the company has plans for a sister vessel to Greg Mortimer.