In mid-July this year. The Polish Register of Shipping concluded a contract with Wings AMA of Cairo for the construction of a floating hotel that will cruise the Nile.
The PRS scope of work includes acceptance of technical documentation, supervision of the ship’s construction and PRS class assignment. The entire task will be carried out by inspectors from the PRS Cairo Outpost.
At this point, it is worth recalling that PRS has many years of experience in supervising floating hotels in Egypt, the so-called Nile ships. It began in 2001 with the supervision of the conversion of five passenger ships to make them suitable for cruising on the Nile.
The newly built Nile cruise hotel will be able to accommodate 86 passengers on board. It will feature 43 suites on four cabin decks, restaurants, a lounge bar and sundeck with pool and bar, and a lower deck with spa and gym.
Main technical parameters of the ship:
- length : 72 m
- width: 14.0 m²
- side height: 3.60 m
- draft / maximum draught: 1,60 m.
The vessel will be built by Cairo-based Egyptian shipyard Maasara. The shipyard has considerable experience in building floating hotels (it has around 70 in its portfolio). The hotel is expected to be ready within 2 years, i.e. in August 2024.
This is not the first order for PRS from Wings Group. It has already worked with this client on modifications carried out on its other floating hotel, Jasmin (now M/S AmaDahlia).