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CRUISE &

FERRIES
UNIQUE SHIPS
FOR UNIQUE
CUSTOMERS
INDEX:

3 Cruise & Ferries Business Area


8 Cruise Vessels
12 Ferries
16 Challenging the future

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THE OASIS CLASS
Colossal, overwhelming, incredible. These are just some of the
adjectives that have been used to describe the Oasis class vessels.
The Oasis project consists of two sister ships – Oasis of the Seas
and Allure of the Seas – of 225,000 Gross tonnage and 361 meters
(1,181 feet), providing a showcase for naval architectural excellence.
The Oasis class vessels represent an enormous step into the
future with their bold design, daring innovation and technological
advancements.

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UNDERSTANDING
CUSTOMERS’
NEEDS

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FREEDOM CLASS CRUISE SHIPS
When delivered, the Freedom Class Cruise Ships were the world’s largest and
most innovative floating cities. The two first sisters of the class, Freedom of the
Seas and Liberty of the Seas, the 3,600-guest ships (double occupancy) sail year-
round, seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami. The
third of the sisters, Independence of the Seas, delivered from the Turku yard in
spring 2008, is sailing in the Mediterranean from her homeport in Southampton.

Our knowledge of passenger ship construction can be experienced where DEMANDING ARTS
ever the modern ships sail. STX Europe has the innovative approach to
building vessels of unequalled performance – best described by New, larger ships, with ever-more imaginative onboard amenities and
superlatives. What we actually build are facilities for wonderful activities, are important trends in cruise ships and passenger ferries.
experiences for the passengers and efficient passenger services – the Design and construction of passenger vessels are demanding arts,
facilities that make our customers’ business successful. Understanding especially for today’s large newbuildings.
the customers’ needs makes us the preferred partner in shipbuilding
industry.
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
Safety, reliability, and comfort are achieved by applying proven
technologies, based on years of experience. Precision project
management allows us to incorporate innovative design features while
meeting the tight construction schedules required for on-time delivery
of unique cruise ships and ferries.

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CREATING
EXCELLENCE
SUPERIOR EXPERTISE
STX Europe has a highly respected tradition of building first-class luxury cruise ships
and comfortable passenger ferries. Construction of cruise ships demands a great
deal of expertise beyond that involved in standard shipbuilding. The quality and
workmanship of components installed in the ships’ hotel and other passenger areas
are crucial for the vessel’s marketing success and guest satisfaction.

QUEEN MARY 2
Queen Mary 2 is the world’s grandest Ocean Liner ever built, and
she comes with an unprecedented cache of luxuries and
innovations. Three-quarters of her staterooms have balconies,
and she is one of the roomiest vessels anywhere. 14 decks of
sports facilities, shops, bars, lounges, five pools and 10 restaurants
offer plentiful amenities for the passengers.

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CRUISE VESSELS

SUPERLATIVE CRUISE SH
DESIGN AND INNOVATIO
The assembly yard scheme applied at STX Europe
Cruise & Ferries shipyards allow for the shortest
possible throughput times, excellent quality,
and overall economy. Advanced project
management, construction supervision,
highly skilled personnel, and the yards’
large network of advanced suppliers
are all vital for successful, on-time
deliveries of large, sophisticated
vessels.

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MSC Opera, Carnival Miracle,


Adventure of the Seas, Costa
Mediterranea, Crystal
Serenity, Coral Princess

We at STX Europe are well aware of the factors affecting the cruise
business. In addition to cruise destination, the cabin standard on board
is the most important criterion for passengers selecting their cruise.
Increasing the number of outside cabins has always been an important
design target. In the new cruise ships more passenger cabins are located
in the superstructure, and balconies are an important sales feature.
An important target for a cruise operator is to encourage the passengers
to use and take part in the different activities on board. Large shopping
facilities, alternative dining and more gambling space have all been
important. The introduction of new activities, like ice skating and rock-
wall climbing have been very efficient means of increasing revenue. The
bigger the ship is, the more alternatives can be located on board.

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A new innovative stateroom concept
is equipping the room with a
convertible area. It offers the
passengers freedom to convert a
part of the stateroom from interior
area into outdoor balcony area
simply by turning curved glass
walls. The Convertible Balcony
Stateroom has been developed by
STX Europe’s Cabin Manufacturing.

NEW STAGE EXPERIENCES FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS


Today’s active passengers do not settle for the commonplace when looking for holiday dreams.
They want memorable stage experiences and authentic performances. That’s why we look
at our ships from the customer’s point of view, building the kind of vessels that offer the most
appropriate surroundings for such experiences. Naturally, we also pay special attention to
cabin standard, and overall safety and reliability.

FUTURES RESEARCH FOR INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS


Combining aesthetic characteristics and superior usability is a very challenging task. To avoid
compromises, where both intentions are diminished, an innovative approach is needed.We
have proven our ability to build vessels which are attractive to the most demanding tastes
and we will strive for similar achievements even in the future. In cooperation with the Finland
Futures Research Centre of the Turku School of Economics we systematically produce
alternative views of the future with related scenarios for potential ship concepts. Our present
futures research focuses on producing scenarios relating to energy efficiency and cost-
effectiveness, as well as the visualisation and assessment of the features of future cruise
ships from the viewpoint of next generation users of the services.The tools we employ include
the latest survey methods and futures workshops that can be organised even for potential
customers. Using these methos, operating environments are examined from various per-
spectives, exploring the impacts of driving forces, weak signals and wild cards on the future
development of our industry.

HSE – HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT


There are strict rules for passenger ship safety that must be followed in the design work.
The goal for passenger vessels is that “the ship itself is its best lifeboat”. This means that
in case of casualty both passengers and crew can stay safely onboard as the ship proceeds
to port. But for us safety means more.
Safety, reliability and environmental friendliness are matters of course in shipbuilding. HSE
matters are very important also from the customers’ point of view. Marketing of the new ship
starts immediately after signing the shipbuilding contract, and everything that happens in
each phase of the project will be public in the media. Accordingly, we want to protect our
customers from any unfavourable publicity; we have zero tolerance for any health, safety or
environmental risks. We have an ambitious goal of “zero incidents” in HSE matters. We are
proactive in our HSE work and do not “walk away” when we see breaches of HSE rules – we
care.

CERTIFICATION
The Management System of STX Europe Cruise & Ferries has by DNV Certification been
found to fullfil the requirements of the following standards:

ISO9001:2000 Quality Management standard


OHSAS18001:1999 Occupational Health and Safety specification
ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management standard

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FERRIES

COMFORT
FOR PEOPLE,
EFFICIENCY
FOR FREIGHT

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The ferry business has become an important segment for ship operators.
The various needs in each route have led to the development of dedicated
ferry types, each tailored for a different mix of passengers, cars and cargo.
STX Europe is the market leader in the building of ferries. Superior usability,
efficient operating and a high standard of passenger comfort are trademarks
of the solutions that we can provide.

A LEADING SUPPLIER OF MODERN FERRIES GETTING THERE FAST


Through our experience of designing and building an unrivalled number In some routes a short crossing time is decisive, and therefore a new
of car-passenger ferries we have learnt that our deep involvement in a concept of fast ferries was needed. STX Europe is building several vessels
project often leads to innovations that considerably increase the value of this new ferry type. Each solution is tailored for the specific needs of
of our customer’s original demands. By understanding our customers each customer, speed and efficiency still always being the key
we lead the way. characteristics.

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES WHILE EFFICIENT FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION


TRAVELLING Ferries which mainly serve freight traffic but can take more passengers
In today’s cruise ferries the passengers expect festive experiences than the maximum 12 of a cargo vessel, RoPax ferries, are designed to
onboard. These ferries often operate on overnight routes, and comfortable provide maximum efficiency in loading and offloading of cars, wheeled
cabins are an important pleasure factor. Large and cosy public spaces cargo and passengers. These vessels have large and easily loaded decks
with efficient passenger flow make the trip enjoyable for the passengers for lorries, trailers and cars. In addition to comfortable facilities for other
and profitable for the operator. passengers, there are also separate areas for lorry drivers.

Baltic Princess, Color Super


Speed 1 & 2, Tallink Star,
Napoleon Bonaparte, Viking
XPRS, Ulysses

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COLOR FANTASY AND COLOR MAGIC
Color Fantasy and Color Magic are the largest
cruise ships with car decks in the world. They
are custom-built for short cruises with very high-
class interior standard, paying special attention
to passengers’ on board experience. The vessels
can carry 2,750 passengers and 250 crew.

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BALTIC PRINCESS AND GALAXY FOR TALLINK
MS Baltic Princess and MS Galaxy are designed to carry
passengers, private cars and freight units. 927 cabins, several
restaurants and entertainment of various styles and standards,
as well as a remarkable conference centre with over 450 seats
make the new sister ships multi-functional sea-based hotels
with excellent ambience.

VIKING XPRS
The Viking XPRS concept, which was developed over a three-year period,
brings together the best qualities of conventional car ferries and high-
speed catamarans. It combines comfort, on-board service and reliability
with short crossing time regardless of weather conditions (1 A Super
ice class). The vessel represents the highest environmental standard
on its route, between Helsinki and Tallinn.

MV COTENTIN FOR BRITTANY FERRIES


MV Cotentin for Brittany Ferries is intended for trade in the western
English Channel. The performance of the vessel is designed taking into
account the rough sea conditions at the western part of the channel as
well as at the Bay of Biscay. The sea area requires excellent sea-
worthiness of hull and machinery as well as structural integrity of all
equipment onboard. A new vessel for Brittany Ferries, MV Armorique,
is currently under construction at our Helsinki yard.

COLOR SUPERSPEED 1 & 2


Color Superspeed vessels represent an efficient transport solution with
a capacity to carry 1,900 passengers and with over 2,000 metres of trailer
lane. There are no cabins onboard the Superspeed vessels, as they are
designed for fast, efficient and comfortable crossings: the new ships
have an operational cruising speed of 27 knots, and the passage time
varies from 3 to 4 hours.

TWO LARGE FERRIES FOR P&O FERRIES 


The two vessels are under construction at our Rauma yard, and scheduled
for delivery in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Becoming the largest ferries
in the English Channel means two 49,000 GT vessels with the length of
210 metres and having 2,700 lane metres of vehicle space. The vessels
will be capable of carrying up to 2,000 passengers. The ferries will be
as environmentally friendly as possible, offering significant advances in
fuel efficiency through a hydrodynamically efficient hull form.

CRUISE 5 FOR TALLINK


The 212 metres long and 29 m wide vessel delivered from the Rauma
yard is one of the biggest and fastest cruise ferries in the Baltic Sea,
with capacity for 2,800 passengers and a speed of 24 knots. The guiding
principle in designing the vessel has been the comfort and luxury of
present-day passengers. With over 900 cabins, high-tech solutions,
several restaurants and entertainment of various styles, as well as a
remarkable conference centre, this ship is a multi-functional sea-based
hotel with excellent ambience.

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CRUISE INTO THE FUTURE
WITH STX EUROPE
The design and construction of a passenger ship
requires sound knowledge of ship technology and
careful consideration of safety and reliability
issues. The ship operator prefers high
passenger capacity and efficient hotel and
cargo operations, which are the key
factors for profitability. The passengers
expect unique experiences. Only
satisfied passengers become
repeat passengers and choose
a cruise again for their next
vacation or recommend a
cruise to their friends.

The potential passengers of tomorrow have


many options on which to spend their free
time and money. The next generation of
passenger ships must offer a multitude of
services and activities for the passengers.
Passengers expect value for money, but at the
same time they are looking for new
experiences and are willing to pay if they find
what they want. It is time for new innovations.

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LIFELONG PROFITABILITY
High-quality cruise ships and ferries have long lifetimes. Vessel modifications, though, can make
their lifecycles more profitable. Vessel owners view upgrades as both cost-effective and a good way
to secure customer loyalty.
Conversion, passenger area improvements and ships’ system upgrades are provided for cruise
ships and passenger ferries by Lifecycle Services in STX Europe. Turnkey services include technology,
know-how, project management, consulting, project development, project management, construction,
upgrading, maintenance, and spare parts. The project sales and consulting agency ship service in
STX Europe has been established in the state of Florida, USA to support our customers operating
in North America and the Caribbean.

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VISION

"THE LEADING BUILDER


OFFSHORE VESSELS IN

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OF CRUISE AND
THE WORLD "

Most
desirable HSE
employer mindset

Cutting-edge
Leveraged innovation Hands-on Deliver on
synergies and management promises
technology

DELIVE-
RABLES VALUES

Most
Optimum eco-friendly Customer Open and
efficiency solutions driven ethical

Industry
leading Cooperative
profitability

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11/2008 BRIIFFI / PAINOPRISMA
STX Europe is an international shipbuilding group which aims to be the leading builder of cruise and
offshore vessels. The group has a strong position in terms of developing state-of-the-art concepts,
technology, processes and products for customers around the world. STX Europe ASA comprises 15
shipyards in Finland, France, Norway, Romania, Brazil and Vietnam, and is also a part owner of three
yards in Germany and Ukraine. STX Europe has approx. 16 000 employees. Formerly known as Aker
Yards ASA, the group changed its name to STX Europe in November 2008.

STX Finland Cruise Oy


P.O. Box 666 (Telakkakatu 1)
FI-20101 Turku, Finland
finland@stxeurope.com

www.stxeurope.com