Seas Cruises' first ship, to
debut in August 2008, will be larger than it previously announced,
with a passenger capacity of 210 instead of 165.
Pearl Seas, an
offshoot of small-ship operator American Cruise Lines, contracted
in late September 2006 with Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, to build two luxury cruise ships ready for service in the
summers of 2008 and 2009.
Pearl Seas said
that the first ship, currently under construction, is "proceeding
quickly and on schedule".
The vessel will
have 109 staterooms and suites -- ranging in size from 240 to 460
square feet -- all with balconies.
The first ship
will begin with international cruises in 2008 in the Canadian
Maritimes, Newfoundland and New England and would reposition to the
Caribbean later that year for Caribbean and Mexico Riviera
The line's second
ship also is slated to carry 210 passengers, as previously
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