New cruise ships sailing in the Far East featuring Somec glass

San Vendemiano, May 2017

Cruise industry in Asia is growing rapidly, and many cruise ships are now being deployed in the Far East, including brand new, large cruise ships purpose-built for Asian consumers. Among the cruise vessels which have been recently built in Europe, many have been tailored speci cally for the expanding Chinese Market and were out tted with Somec glass products.

The Majestic Princess (ph1), which was handed over at the end of March, will rst sail in Europe and will move to the Far East this summer. For this vessel Somec has supplied the distinctive Sea Walk, the glass-bottomed walkway hovering 128 feet above the ocean, all the balcony sliding and weathertight doors, balustrades and partitions, as well as all the glass walls of the public areas.

The Norwegian Joy (ph2), delivered last month and debuting in China this summer, has been designed to meet Chinese guests preferences. Somec has supplied for this vessel its prefabricated balconies, complete with oor modules, glass balustrades, dividers, and the whole glazing of the retractable roof on the Courtyard area.

The Genting Dream (ph3) was handed over end of last year, and his sister World Dream will be delivered this autumn. Both ships belong to an Asian based cruise line brand and are equipped with Somec aluminium balconies. Both balconies and public areas are furnished with Somec wooden-effect aluminium handrail, guaranteeing excellent durability, lightness and resistance performances as well as less maintenance needs.