Built at Helsinki Shipyard, Swan Hellenic’s another expedition cruise shipcalled SH Vega, has entered the water.
The yard is currently building a series of three ships for Swan Hellenic.
In September 2020, The Helsinki shipyard dropped the keel for the first cruise ship of the expedition.
A ship called SH Minerva was launched last year and is currently exploring Antarctica.
In June 2021, the shipyard began block production of the third ship in the series.
These vessels are designed to meet the latest emission standards to reduce their environmental impact.
The ships’ main engines have an exhaust gas cleaning system and facilities for cleaning and storing sewage, waste and waste oil for sailing sensitive polar areas.
For quieter operation, the ships have their own space for batteries that use an electric propeller motor.
The ships will have an Infotainment system, a research laboratory, a library to study marine life, a club room, a swimming pool with pool bars, as well as gym, spa and sauna facilities and access to extensive views.
Boat trips to nearby areas are also offered at the bouncy castle.
Jonas Packalén, project manager at Helsinki Shipyard, said: “We have now started the new building 517. This figure is roughly the number of ships launched at this shipyard over the decades. We are proud to be able to continue the glorious traditions of Helsinki Shipyard with this series of three ships and build the shipyard’s wonderful future with our new construction projects.
The SH Vega is equipped with a 4.6-megawatt diesel-electric hybrid-ready propulsion system with selective catalytic reduction.
At an altitude of 113 meters, the 10,500 gross registered tonnage (GRT) vessel also has a PC5 ice-reinforced hull that has achieved Safe Return to Port certification.
The ship has 76 cabins and suites and can accommodate 152 guests.
Swan Hellenic gets SH Vegan in May. It will then carry out its 11-day maiden cruise from Leith Harbor in Edinburgh on 29 May.
The third vessel in the fleet, temporarily called the Vega Three, will be delivered next year.