Chile’s Asenav unveils new expedition vessel design

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
Photo: Asenav

Chilean shipbuilder Asenav has unveiled images of a new design of expedition cruise vessel with features specifically developed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The 89-metre, 138-passenger vessel will be fitted with such features as air and surface treatment systems and more spacious cabins and public areas to allow for social distancing. The onboard medical bay will also be fully equipped for testing and treatment should it become necessary.

Other amenities will include an observation lounge, a sun deck, libraries, a restaurant, and four saunas.

Asenav claims the design is presently optimised for navigation up to 20 nautical miles from the coast but may also be adapted for operations in polar regions.

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