West Sea


West Sea awarded shipbuilding contracts worth 286,7 million euros

January 10, 2020

Mystic Cruises awarded West Sea the construction of 4 Polar Expedition vessels by Mystic Cruises in the total expected amount of 286.7 million euros.

The Polar Expedition vessels of the Explorer series are Cruise Class and will be built based on the Polar Code (ice class) and equipped with a hybrid propulsion system. Each one will have the capacity to accommodate 200 passengers and 117 crew members, with the highest quality and comfort standards. These vessels are part of Mystic Cruises’ expansion plan in the international luxury cruise segment. These four new vessels will join World Explorer (already in operation), and World Voyager and World Navigator (both under construction), thus totalling a fleet of 7 vessels in this range that prove to be true ambassadors of Portugal, taking with them a huge set of Portuguese brands that integrate its construction worldwide.

The award of these 4 new projects demonstrates the work ability, resilience, rigour and commitment of West Sea’s team. The successful delivery of the first polar vessel built in Portugal, in 2019, was the starting point for this new award.