passenger ships

Passenger ships

Growing demand for cruise ships and the opening of new markets is leading to larger, more sophisticated, and more specialized vessels. Bureau Veritas ensures your vessels’ safety, comfort, energy efficiency and environmental compliance.      

Supersized and luxurious expedition vessels

The market for passenger ships has vastly expanded in the last decade, as luxury and expedition cruises have grown in number and popularity. Ship owners and yards must balance the building and operation of larger, more sophisticated ships with safety and environmental performance, as well as comfort and reduced energy consumption for propulsion. In addition, the popularity of expedition ships for polar adventures has led to the development of dedicated and technically advanced ships able to operate in polar waters.

Bureau Veritas provides tailor-made services to support vessel compliance with safety and environmental requirements and even go beyond. We help clients achieve savings in energy consumption and cost, while increasing passenger comfort.  Bureau Veritas is solution-oriented, flexible and able to adapt to the specific needs of clients.

MSC Splendida - Classed by Bureau Veritas



SAFETY FOR LARGE CRUISE SHIPS 

Increasing ship size creates new risks and challenges to be addressed. Bureau Veritas offers risk based analysis related to strength, safety and stability, in addition to alternative design assessments for new construction projects.  

PONANT Cruise ship - Ice breaker classed by Bureau Veritas



SPECIALIZED NOTATIONS FOR EXPEDITION CRUISE SHIPS 

Following the IMO’s Polar Code, Bureau Veritas offers several class notations (i.e., POLAR CLASS A) for passenger ships traveling to the Arctic and Antarctic. Our technical expertise supports the design, construction and operation of vessels in polar waters.

Underwater lounge - Ponant



PROVIDING CONFIDENCE IN INNOVATIVE FEATURES

Innovative onboard features are a popular way to make your vessel more attractive to passengers. With decades of experience, Bureau Veritas can assess new features at the pre-construction stage, and address safety concerns early in the design process.    

passengership in the sea

SUPPORTING THE ENVIRONMENT 

In order to reduce emissions, owners are increasingly opting for alternative fuels, including LNG. Bureau Veritas offers a range of notations for alternative fuels and hybrid solutions. Our experts support clients throughout vessel design, construction and operation while our comfort, Gas-Prepared, and hybrid notations allow shipowners to prepare vessels for later fuel conversions and installation of energy storage systems.
In addition, underwater noise from commercial shipping contributes significantly to ocean ambient noise and can have a major impact on marine life. Bureau Veritas offers a voluntary class notation to help shipbuilders and operators measure and reduce underwater noise radiating from their vessels.

Cyber safety and security



CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITALIZATION 

As cruise ships become more reliant on digital systems, the safety of operational and passenger data has become a priority. Bureau Veritas has developed a series of classification notations to safeguard crews, passengers, and equipment from malicious attacks.

+20% Five-year growth in passenger numbers

Contact

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Photo credits ©MSC Cruises, Ponant, DSI