Damen Wins First Cruise Ship Order
Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract for its first cruise ship with Oslo, Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club.
SeaDream will operate the Polar Code 6, 155-meter Mega Yacht on luxury voyages around the world including polar and tropical regions.
The international shipyards group launched its new venture, Damen Cruise, in 2018. Though a new entrant to this particular market, Damen has delivered ships to diverse sectors of the maritime industry for over 90 years, including mega yachts, offshore, naval and RoPax vessels.
In 2018, Damen began operational control of the shipyard now known as Damen Shipyards Mangalia, in Romania, a joint venture with the Romanian Government. The yard, located on the Black Sea, is the largest in the Damen portfolio and brings with it the capabilities for the group to construct larger, more complex vessels.
The Mega Yacht for SeaDream will be completely constructed and outfitted, including the interior, at the Mangalia yard. Damen will commence construction of the vessel in October this year, with a scheduled delivery date of September 2021.