On Friday January 30, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a new cruiseferry for FSG`s Canadian customer British Columbia Ferry Services, Inc. (BC Ferries), will leave the Flensburger shipyard and start her voyage from Germany to British Columbia, Canada. The new 498 ft ship will accommodate 600 passengers and 130 vehicles. Among its many features, the Northern Expedition will offer 55 modern cabins for customers and an expanded range of food services and other amenities to delight local residents and tourists alike. The transfer voyage will take about 45 days. The vessel most likely will stop for refuelling in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Cabo Verde, Curaçao and then transit the Panama Canal and sail up the west coast of North America to Victoria, British Columbia. The new cruiseferry will begin service between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert on the Inside Passage route in time for the 2009 summer season. Specifications and Main Particulars: Length o.a. 498 ft Breadth o.a. 78.4 ft Draught (design) 16 ft Main Engine Power 2 x 4.500 KW Crew about 30 Passengers maximum 600 Service Speed 20.5 knots
On Friday January 30, 2009 a new cruise ferry from ’s Flensburger Shipyard built for British Columbia Ferry Service is scheduled to leave the yard for its journey to , . The ship, Northern Expedition, is 150 m long, capable of carrying 600 passengers and 130 vehicles. It offer 55 modern cabins for customers and an expanded range of food services and other amenities. The transfer voyage will take about 45 days, and the vessel most likely will stop for refueling in , Canary Islands
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