Announcing this new ship on board celebrity Flyer yesterday, founder and owner of celebrity Clippers Mikael Krafft described the build as "an ambition I have had for a long period". He included: "The ship's rig are going to be the same as that of France II and measurements will be really comparable, although we added different features that'll get this more magnificent passenger cruising ship afloat."
A view associated with Amalfi coastline from agreeable Royal Clipper (picture: Teresa Machan)
The ship will carry 300 guests in 150 cabins, weigh 8, 770 tons and get running on 6, 350 sq m of sails. Officially referred to as a five-mast barque, its services should include four bars, three swimming pools, a dining room, a library, a watersports platform and a spa and beauty centre.
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Construction began 10 months ago in Croatia's Brodosplit shipyard regarding the Adriatic coastline. "bigger, well-versed shipyards are unable or reluctant to cope with the needs of hand-building a sailing ship of the size, " stated Krafft.aid Krafft.
Most brand new vessels are built much more established shipyards in Germany and Italy. Commenting on their difficulty finding shipyards capable of building huge cruising boats – as opposed to the more standard 'sail-assisted' engine-powered vessels – Krafft joked that construction of his vessel had started "100 years too late".
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The organization in addition has launched its go back to southeast Asia, in which it will operate a winter season in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Celebrity Clipper will sail in December 2016 to its new home interface of Phuket, Thailand, in which it will probably run seven-night round-trip cruises on two different roads. This is the first time the business has sailed to the area since March 2010.
Krafft said: "we've been waiting quite a few years to resume these popular itineraries and therefore are now returning to southeast Asia to explore shores, countries and anchorages perhaps not checked out by other cruise lines."