The currently unnamed vessel is the sister ship of Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, due to be launched in 2014 and 2015 respectively. All three cruise liners will be outfitted with L-3 MSI equipment.
“The three-ship project marks the next stage in our growing support of the world’s premier cruise ship fleets with proven, cutting-edge shipboard system solutions,” said Ulrich Weinreuter, President of L-3 MSI.
“The ships’ design incorporates environmentally friendly and sustainable elements, and we are extremely proud to contribute to this major undertaking.”
Bridge equipment for the latest vessel includes a SAM Electronics NACOS Platinum navigation system comprising five X- and S-band radars serially linked to ten Multipilot workstations for combined display of ARPA, radar, ECDIS and conning functions in addition to those for automatic steering control and voyage planning.
Part of the specialty cruise ship software package also provides modes to support station-keeping with reduced fuel consumption and machinery wear.