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 encompassed 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(292.5 m) Spirit superceded the specified requirements.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 passengers 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 January 5.

The 1,020 ft. (311 m) vessel's outfitting 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 deckhigh horizontal promenade taking up almost half the ship's length.

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