‘Environment friendly Options’ from Chantiers de l’Atlantique – Cruise Business Information


Trying forward, Chantiers de l’Atlantique will ship the Movie star Ascent this November, which is one other undertaking delivered on time regardless of headwinds popping out of the pandemic adopted by the Ukraine struggle and provide chain hurdles, mentioned Arnaud Le Joncour, senior vp of gross sales and advertising and marketing for the shipyard.

Earlier this 12 months, the yard delivered the MSC Euribia, which outperformed its digital twin in its inaugural crusing from the yard to Copenhagen.

“That is one thing we have now developed during the last decade on each undertaking,” Le Joncour mentioned. “It helps us develop essentially the most environment friendly options for the ship, placing every part into the system from the variety of passengers to all of the power shoppers.

“The digital twin continues to be out there to a cruise line and generally is a software if we have now a service settlement, sending them alerts on power utilization,” he continued. “The financial savings are tons of gas … the payback may be very fast.”


“Flexibility is one other power that Chantiers has developed during the last decade,” defined Le Joncour.

Examples embody a very redesigned high deck for the Surprise of the Seas, whereas the Utopia of the Seas, coming in 2024, has been transformed for LNG.

Movie star’s later Edge-class ships have been stretched whereas the ultimate Edge-class ship can be methanol prepared.


The French yard will construct two ultra-luxury ships for Orient Specific, with sail expertise.

“There’s a good future for sails,” Le Joncour defined. “It really works fairly effectively for small ships between 200 and 250 meters lengthy.”

If situations are optimum, he mentioned the sails can present 100% of the propulsion for a ship as much as 40,000 tons. Extra real looking numbers, nonetheless, have them contributing between 30 and 50 p.c of the propulsion on common.


With an orderbook of sail ships, LNG ships and one methanol-ready Movie star ship, Le Joncour mentioned the period of conventional fuels is “behind us.”

“We’re integrators,” he mentioned. “We see what is offered and we have now to be trustworthy, new gear and the event of recent expertise takes time.”

There are numerous similarities between methanol and LNG, Le Joncour continued, noting methanol is a bit simpler to retailer because it doesn’t require the complexity of tanks that LNG does.

“We don’t have a crystal ball. We all know what is offered right now. We all know what could also be out there quickly in small portions, however within the long-term, there are some questions on what can be out there in important portions. A technique to consider ship design is to be versatile, utilizing a number of fuels, and designing a ship to have the ability to begin (its life) with one gas and swap to a different sooner or later.”

With the trade shut down through the pandemic, Le Joncour mentioned the yard constructed out numerous danger situations.

“The market developed in response to the perfect state of affairs,” he mentioned. “Truthfully we had some questions throughout covid. Will restoration be with small ships? Medium ships? Massive ships? Now we have the reply: the longer term will embody all of the sizes of the ships. The massive ships will be criticized however after we look rigorously they’re extra environment friendly when it comes to surroundings. They’re higher when it comes to emissions per passenger. They’ve a great future.

“And we additionally noticed the emergence of the luxurious manufacturers like Ritz-Carlton and Orient Specific.”

Excerpt from the Cruise Business Information Quarterly Journal Fall 2023


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