Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2024

MARKETWATCH New brand EWE Cruises to build first expedition ship EWE Cruises has partnered with naval architect Deltamarin and design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) to develop its first expedition cruise vessel. The group is working in collaboration with the Chinese Polar Guide Association to build a 17,000gt vessel with capacity for 200 passengers, which will be designed to operate in both the polar and tropical regions of the globe. The yet-to-be-named vessel will have an optimised hull design and will be equipped with numerous green technologies to enable it to operate sustainably. These will include an engine that can operate using biodiesel fuel, high-efficiency equipment with waste heat recovery capabilities, and an advanced waste treatment system to ensure zero discharge in sensitive areas. These measures will enable the ship to comply with international requirements for environmental protection. “We will continue to explore available options for reducing onboard food waste by installing more efficient galley equipment; we’re in discussion with suppliers on this,” said Eric Kwok, chief development officer at The operator has partnered with Deltamarin and Tillberg Design of Sweden to develop the vessel, which will be targeted at the Chinese market, says EWE Cruises’ Erik Kwok 20 EWE Cruises is working with Deltamarin, Tillberg Design of Sweden and the Chinese Polar Guide Association on the new vessel