The Norwegian-owned KvÃ¦rner Masa-Yards in Finland are to build the world’s largest cruise ferry for the Norwegian operator Color Line AS.
The contract is worth more than 300 million Euros, and is one of the largest single contracts in Norwegian shipping history. It also includes an option of a second ship built to the same standard.
The new ship will be more than twice the size of Color Line’s Kronprins Harald and nearly twice as big as the company’s The World. It will operate the Oslo-Kiel service together with the Kronprins Harald, replacing the existing ‘Prinsesse Ragnhild.’
On board, the ship will have a spa-centre, a water park, casino, cinema, show lounge, several discos and restaurants and a separate conference and exhibition area.
The 2,800-passenger cruise ferry, at 74,600 gross tonnes, will be delivered in December 2004.