SunStone Ships moves on to new class after Chinese yard walks away from Infinity contract
SunStone Ships, the Miami based expedition cruise ship tonnage provider, has decided to move to a new class of newbuildings after the Chinese yard that as been building Infinity class ship for the company walked out of the contract, said Niels- Erik Lund, CEO of the company.
“They have informed us that they will not be building ship seven. We do not know why, and are not happy about this,” Lund told CruiseBusiness.com.
China Merchants group has built six 8,200 gross ton Infinity class ships for SunStone Ships and the seventh vessel, which had been intended to be called Ocean Discoverer, was due for delivery next year. However, it will not be built now.