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Your cruise ship of the future: Eoseas (photos)

The builder of the cruise ships the Queen Mary 2 and the Oasis of the Seas brings a green touch to its next-generation boats.
By ZDNet on
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STX Europe, builders of some of the world's most well-known cruise ships such as the Queen Mary 2 and the Oasis of the Seas, has embarked on an initiative to create an environmentally friendly cruise ship. The fruit of its labors is the revolutionary Eoseas. Phillip Massaad of SmartPlanet's sister site  CNET Australia  (via ZDNet Australia) takes us on a cruise.

Eoseas was developed as part of STX Europe's Ecohorizon project, which aims to develop practical solutions for constructing more environmentally friendly and sustainable ships. STX Europe is among Europe's largest shipbuilders and has been responsible for building some of the largest cruise ships in service today including the Oasis of the Seas. Eoseas is more than a design, it is a fully functioning blueprint that is awaiting orders from prospective buyers.

Photo credit: STX Europe

Captions: Phillip Massaad, CNET.com.au

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com
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Eoseas is a mixture of traditional and new technologies. The ship uses alternative energies to run, and the traditional sail and trimaran design are complemented by state-of-the-art building techniques.

The Eoseas embodies practical solutions to problems inherent in current cruise ships, namely in emission control, power and waste management. Unlike many other projects still on the drawing board, this design is just waiting for an order to be brought into reality.

Photo credit: STX Europe

Captions: Phillip Massaad, CNET.com.au

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com
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The double hull design of the Eoseas allows for the ship to have long promenade decks with direct access to passenger cabins. The glass covering of the promenades also double as solar panels generating electricity for the ship.

Photo credit: STX Europe

Captions: Phillip Massaad, CNET.com.au

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com
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The cabins are constructed from fully recycled materials and provide all the modern conveniences expected by the modern passenger including direct access to your own balcony and ocean views.

Photo credit: STX Europe

Captions: Phillip Massaad, CNET.com.au

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com
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The trimaran hull design allows for new entertainment and leisure spaces aboard the Eoseas. The aft pool deck incorporates generous sunbathing areas, bar and easy access to the rest of the ship from glass-enclosed elevators.

Photo credit: STX Europe

Captions: Phillip Massaad, CNET.com.au

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com
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The emission reduction is achieved by utilizing a tri-generation power plant, which operates on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as making full use of the computer-controlled 12,000-square-metre worth of sails on its five masts.

Photo credit: STX Europe

Captions: Phillip Massaad, CNET.com.au

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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