CRUISE SHIPS

CRUISE SHIPS

Growing demand for cruise ships and the opening of new markets is leading to vessels that are larger, and more sophisticated and specialized. Bureau Veritas ensures cruise ship safety as well as comfort, energy efficiency and environmental compliance.

SUPERSIZED AND LUXURIOUS EXPEDITION VESSELS

The market for passenger ships has vastly expanded in the last decade, as luxury and expedition cruises have grown in number and popularity. Ship owners and yards must balance the building and operation of larger, more sophisticated ships with safety and environmental performance. They must also consider comfort and reduced energy consumption. In addition, the popularity of expedition ships for polar adventures has led to the development of dedicated and technically advanced ships able to operate in Arctic waters.

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU

Bureau Veritas provides tailor-made services to support vessel compliance with safety and environmental requirements. We help clients minimize cruise ship environmental impact, and achieve energy consumption and cost savings, while increasing passenger comfort and adapting to the specific needs of harbors and shipyards.

SAFETY FOR LARGE CRUISE SHIPS 

SAFETY FOR LARGE CRUISE SHIPS 

Increasing ship size creates new risks and challenges to be addressed. Bureau Veritas offers risk based analysis related to strength, safety and stability, in addition to alternative design assessments for new construction projects to ensure cruise ship safety. 

TECHNOLOGY REPORT: CRUISE SURVEY - SAFETY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND INNOVATION

PROVIDING CONFIDENCE IN INNOVATIVE FEATURES

PROVIDING CONFIDENCE IN INNOVATIVE FEATURES

Innovative onboard features are a popular way to make your vessel more attractive to passengers. With decades of experience, Bureau Veritas can assess new features at the pre-construction stage, and address safety concerns early in the design process.

CASE STUDY: PONANT ICEBREAKER

SUPPORTING THE ENVIRONMENT 

SUPPORTING THE ENVIRONMENT 

In order to reduce emissions, owners are increasingly opting for alternative fuels, including LNG (liquefied natural gas). Bureau Veritas offers a range of notations for alternative fuels and hybrid solutions. Our experts support clients throughout vessel design, construction and operation, and our Gas-Prepared and Electric Hybrid notations allow ship owners to prepare vessels for later fuel conversions and installation of energy storage systems.

FUTURE MARINE FUELS: PATHWAYS TO DECARBONIZATION

CRUISE MARKET IN CHINA

CRUISE MARKET IN CHINA

Bureau Veritas offers Chinese yards and owners a strong on-site presence, and the expertise of a large international team. We are also offering training tailored to the needs of our clients (e.g., concerning passenger ship safety). We classed the first newbuild cruise ship delivered by a Chinese shipyard, the expedition cruise vessel Greg Mortimer delivered by CMHI to Sunstone Ships.

FIRST CHINESE-BUILT CRUISE SHIP READY FOR ARCTIC ADVENTURES

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CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITALIZATION 

As cruise ships become more reliant on digital systems, the safety of operational and passenger data has become a priority. Bureau Veritas has developed a series of classification notations to safeguard crews, passengers, and equipment from malicious attacks. 

INSIGHT: MANAGING CYBER RISK

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