It has been optimised for minimum resistance with all heat and excess energy recovered where possible.
It will now be moved to Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, Netherlands for outfitting.
‘We are delighted to be starting the next stage of this exciting new vessel,’ said Johan Muilenburg, project manager, Concordia Damen. ‘We are confident that she will both set a new standard in socially responsible river cruising and exceed the expectations of her guests when it comes to comfort and amenities.’
The ship will be fitted for shore power and equipped with a hybrid propulsion system, including a zero-emissions battery drive. A diesel engine will be used for cruising, but when entering and leaving port, the ship will switch to an electric engine powered by the battery for emissions-free operations.
The four-deck vessel will feature 140 cabins – most of them with individual balconies – and ranging from two person to family units, with separate living and sleeping areas available.
Measuring 135 mtr in length and 17.7 mtr in width, it will include a sauna, whirlpool, ice grotto, heat bench and treatment rooms.
Family-friendly features will consist of a children’s play lounge and pool, as well as a larger pool for all ages on the sun deck.
The restaurant will have a separate children’s eating area.
Launch date pushed back
Construction of the vessel began at Romania's Severnav shipyard. It was originally set to begin cruising along the northern Rhine in May 2021, but the launch was postponed by a year.