Peace Boat, Japan’s largest cruise company, has signed a letter of intent with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard to construct the Ecoship, touted as the “world’s greenest cruise ship”.
A final contract for the 2,000-passenger and 750-cabin, 60,000GT vessel is expected to be signed shortly. The new ship is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020.
Ecoship, with its nature-inspired architectural design by Spanish company Oliver Design, will be the platform for Peace Boat’s round-the-world cruise carrying 6,000 people per year; host exhibitions on green technology in up to 100 ports per year; and serve as a floating sustainability laboratory contributing to research on the ocean, climate and green marine technology.
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