SMC wins Mystic Cruises contract

Schulte Marine Concept (SMC) has won a contract to provide technical consultancy and supervision services for the construction of Mystic Cruises’ newbuild MS World Explorer

SMC Managing Director Krzysztof Kozdron said World Explorer would be a 126-metre-long expedition cruise ship with a passenger capacity of 200 and a crew complement of 111. 

The vessel will meet the latest Polar Code operating requirements and will be equipped with hybrid power and propulsion technology. 

Construction has begun at the West Sea shipyard at Viana do Castello, northern Portugal. World Explorer is expected to start cruising in late 2018.

SMC is the project management arm of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. The Mystic Group, led by Mario Ferreira, owns Germany’s Nicko Cruises.

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