After first mentioning and briefly describing some of the more recent cruise liners built by Wartsila's Helsinki Shipyard, in particular the Song of America completed in November 1982 <see Abs. No. 59724, June 1983> and the new ship, Royal Princess, for P & O due for delivery in 1984, this article provides advanced information on some of the designs intended to satisfy the requirements for the cruise market well into the 1990s. A significant feature of these new ships is the adoption of an inset superstructure, permitting a spacious promenade deck on each side of the ship and a substantial increase in the number of high revenue-earning exterior cabins. To date all Wartsila's designs have been based on monohulls, but consideration is now being given to the development of a 1,500-passenger SWATH-type ship which will provide a considerable increase in deck area together with a number of economic advantages. The principal particulars of the SWATH ship, together with a description of the philosophy behind its design, are given. Finally, some information is included on two small yacht-type cruise vessels being built by Wartsila for a Norwegian company.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Architect, July 1983, p. E183 (2 pp., 2 diag., 4 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM