Finnlines has recently signed an order for two ro-pax vessels with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai). previously known as AVIC Weihai, today, both shipyards are part of China Merchants Group.
The two ro-pax vessels called Superstar are expected to be delivered by 2023. Larger than the existing Star class vessels and will be Finnlines’ flagships both in terms of size and technology.With a length of about 230 metres, a beam of 33.6 metres, hybrid propulsion and a capacity of 1,100 passengers.
The renewed concept combines the best of both cargo and passenger vessels. The Superstar ro-pax vessel is designed to have many types of seating and public areas, plenty of outdoor areas .Heart of the vessel will be the shopping area to enhance onboard travel experience.
“We want to provide a high-quality service to our customers respecting all aspects of the environmental matters. This investment aims at energy efficiency and emission reduction, but at the same time, it is an investment for the highest passenger comfort. We want to lead the development of high-quality ro-ro and ro-pax services in the Baltic Sea region. Our ongoing EUR 500 million newbuilding programme will ensure that we continue to provide premium services to our customers”, says Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.