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Maritime Propulsion

June 21, 2019

Cruise Ships: Oceanwide Orders Polar Class Ship

Image Courtesy: Oceanwide Expeditions

The expedition cruise ship market maintains its torrid pace with news that Oceanwide Expeditions has orders another Polar Class 6 ship, following the success of its ship Hondius.

Croatian shipyard Brodosplit, the builder of Hondius, won the follow on order for M/V Janssonius, which is scheduled to be completed in October, 2021. The 174-passenger ship will be nearly identical in size and design, complete with a Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened vessel equivalent to a 1A super ice-class ship.
 
Janssonius will feature a protected indoor Zodiac loading area, as well as two separate gangways to further facilitate ship-to-shore operations. One deck will be a dedicated observation lounge complete with a separate lecture room hosting a wide range of engaging, interactive, multilingual lectures and presentations. Numerous cabin categories will also be available on Janssonius: spacious suites, superiors, twins, and quadruple cabins all decorated in a classic mid-century modern style.

Six of the suites will have balconies. There will also be eight superior cabins with balconies, 19 twin deluxe cabins, 14 twin window cabins, 31 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins, and four quadruple porthole cabins.

The ship will measure 107 meters (350 feet) long, and her beam will provide a width of 17.6 meters (58 feet). She will be powered by two main engines delivering 4,200 kW and enabling speeds of up to 15 knots, the same as Hondius. And also like Hondius, the propulsion system of Janssonius will include an adjustable pitch propeller, flexible power management, and a shaft generator as opposed to a diesel-driven generator. This will keep Janssonius at the lowest fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission possible.

Given the delicate environment in which Janssonius will sail, the ship's environmentally friendly features are not limited to the power train. The ship will employ LED interior and exterior lighting, biodegradable paints and lubricants, steam heating that uses a minimum of electricity, and waste heat that will be reused for the production of fresh water. 

Janssonius is named in honor of an historic Dutch cartographer: Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) was a map maker and publisher born in the Dutch town of Arnhem, but who lived and worked primarily in Amsterdam. With Janssonius, we're proud to continue our commemoration of people who pioneered the great discoveries of the past.