The world’s greenest cruise ship is now closer to actually being built thanks to a letter of intent with a shipyard.
We will soon see the real EchoShip thanks to a letter of intent agreement between Peace Boat and Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. As long as further agreements and the financial aspect of the build goes through, the Finnish shipyard will build the world’s greenest cruise ship.
Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, said:
“We have agreed with Arctech to build the Ecoship, the most innovative and ecologically friendly cruise vessel ever. We believe this ship will be a game changer for the shipping industry and will contribute to the protection of the environment. It will be a flagship for climate change. We are very happy to work together with a Finnish shipyard, and look forward to exploring clean and sustainable technologies with partners throughout this region, which is known for its environmental leadership”.
Peace Boat which is a non-profit Japanese based company has been working on bringing the EchoShip to the world. The EchoShip design was done by a Spanish company and is not like your usual cruise ship. The vessel will be 60,000 gross tons and be able to carry 2,000 passengers in 750 cabins. The ship which features large sails is scheduled to be delivered and ready to begin cruises in Spring 2020.
Don’t expect the EchoShip to offer regular shore excursions in popular Caribbean ports. The ship will promote green technologies by offering exhibitions and events by sailing around the globe and carrying 6,000 people per year. The ship will do research on the environment, marine life and more.