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Kvaerner Conducts Sea Trials;
Docks Out New Cruise Vessels
Carnival Spirit, which is currently under construction at Kvaerner Masa-
Yards' Helsinki shipyard for Carnival
Cruise Lines, underwent sea trials in the
Gulf of Finland during the second week of January. The sea trials, which encom- passed close to 100 different tests, were completed successfully — one half day earlier than planned. Following this,
Kvaerner proclaimed that the 960 ft. (292.5 m) Spirit superceded the speci- fied requirements. It was also proven that the vessel demonstrated excellent sea characteristics.
Scheduled for an April 2001 delivery,
Spirit has since returned to the yard for final outfitting. The second part of a
Panamax-Max size cruise ship series for
Carnival, the vessel will hold 2,680 pas- sengers in a total of 1,057 staterooms.
Kvaerner's Turku New Shipyard docked out Adventure of the Seas — the third member of five Voyager — class ships for Royal Caribbean — on Janu- ary 5.
The 1,020 ft. (311 m) vessel's outfit- ting and interior work is ongoing as the outfitting pier of the yard. Scheduled for delivery in October 2001, the vessel is sister to Voyager and Explorer of the
Seas, which are being touted as the world's largest in the cruise industry.
The vessel class will also boast the latest technological and design features, such as the Royal Promenade — a four deck- high horizontal promenade taking up almost half the ship's length.
Schat-Harding Enjoys Cruise
Safety specialist Schat-Harding has reported that an order from Carnival
Cruise Line for 23 x MPC 36 lifeboats, one CTL1200 cruise tender and two
MCB28C rescue/lifeboats for its three newbuildings at Fincantieri have capped an orders boom over the last six months.
Schat-Harding estimates that orders worth more than $22 million have been logged for the period May - November, 2000.
Launch Of Passenger Check-In
Desk Speeds-up Boarding
Manpower Software (MSW) has launched a rapid check-in process that will provide the vital first impression to cruise passengers. The MAPS Check-in
Desk solution, part of the MAPS Mar- itime suite, streamlines the boarding process; reduces passenger waiting time; and enables collection of passen- ger manifest, immigration and
SOLAS/MSN 1729(M) details at a sin- gle event.
MAPS is the first system to make pho- tograph capture viable at check-in, with- out significantly impacting passenger throughput. The image is then printed onto the cruise card and linked to the access control system, providing excep- tional security and fraud prevention at gangways and point-of-sale (PoS) areas.
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Solar Solve Launches 2001
With New Website
The beginning of 2001 marked the official launch of Solar Solve Marine's new website: www.solasolv.com. The new website will help to maintain the
South Shields based company's pres- ence as a leader in the manufacture of anti-glare sunscreens for ships wheel- house windows. The company also cel- ebrated the success of attaining and ful- filling a significant order — six Solasafe screens for a Greek ferry. Ordered by
Solar Solve's Athens distributor, the screens were manufactured and dis- patched by airfreight — arriving at the dispatcher's office just 24 hours later.
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