Global tonnage provider SunStone Maritime Group has taken delivery of two Infinity-class vessels – Ocean Odyssey and Sylvia Earle – from China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) shipyard in Haimen, China.
The ships are the fourth and fifth vessels to be delivered in the Infinity series, joining Greg Mortimer, Ocean Explorer and Ocean Victory. SunStone will charter Ocean Odyssey to Vantage Deluxe World Travel and Sylvia Earle to Aurora Expeditions for year-round service.
The Infinity series fleet is made up of Ice Class 1A, Polar Code 6 expedition cruise vessels, built with Safe Return to Port systems, dynamic positioning and zero-speed stablisers. Ulstein Design & Solutions’ X-Bow solution makes the vessels small enough to access difficult-to-reach locations but large enough to provide leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, spa, gym, and bars and restaurants.
Infinity-class vessels are 104 metres long, 18 metres wide and offer capacity for 130-220 passengers and 85-115 crew members.
SunStone has worked closely with Tomas Tillberg Design to create warm and comfortable interiors onboard all of the Infinity-class vessels, having followed each charterer’s specifications.
Read more about Tomas Tillberg Design’s influence on the Infinity series and its design process for areas onboard small and expedition-style ships.
SunStone will take delivery of its next Infinity Class vessel, Ocean Albatros, in March 2023.