Rauma Yards Launches Luxury Cruise Ship

The Rauma shipyard of Finnish builder Rauma Yards Oy recently launched a luxury expedition cruise ship for the German company Discoverer Reederei GmbH.

At the ceremony, the vessel was christened M/S Society Adventurer by Ms. Ursel Klein, wife of the president of Discoverer Reederei.

The vessel is due for completion this summer, following which she will begin expeditions of two to four weeks duration. Her destinations will include the Arctic and Antarctic, the Northwest and Northeast Passages, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean and the rivers and jungles of South America.

Marketing and sales, principally to American customers, will be handled by the owner's sister company, Society Expeditions in Seattle.

The ship has a length of 403 feet, breadth of 59 feet and draft of about 15 feet. She will accommodate 188 passengers in suites.

Other orders currently held by Rauma Yards include a sister ship to the Society Adventurer, as well as orders by Finnish owners fpr a 350- berth SSC cruiser for Diamond Cruise Ltd. and a 1,400-berth cruise liner for Oy Sally Line Ab.

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