Key features of cruising

CRUISE OPERATIONS

After the first success stories of our submersibles operated from luxury Cruise Ships – such as The Taipan from Star Cruises and the Crystal Esprit – U-Boat Worx is experiencing increased demand from the industry, and has developed and build the Cruise Sub Series to fulfill this demand. U-Boat Worx is the first company to successfully launch over a 1000 operations for Cruise Ships, a proven trackrecord for the cruise industry.

 

Cruise operation features

Front row seats

Traditional tourist submersibles have small porthole windows, with passenger seating arranged much like a tour bus. All our Cruise Ship submersibles are based on the same U-Boat Worx submersible designs that are used on exclusive private superyachts and by oceanographic research institutes, enabling all guests to have “front row seats” in order to enjoy the same panoramic dive experience.

Everyone can dive

U-Boat Worx submersibles provide unique access to the underwater world. Passengers do not require special training or SCUBA certification, and as such the subs can easily be used for dive-tourism purposes. The large number of passengers that can be carried (up to 10) presents a rewarding business case to cruise lines.

Safety

The safety and peace of mind is absolutely paramount. Each submersible is equipped with a multitude of safety systems and features. In addition to the above, all U-Boat Worx submersibles are certified by world-leading classification society DNV GL after each individual model has successfully completed a rigorous compliance program and robust safety test trajectory.

Current Cruise Operations

Diving with a U-Boat Worx submarine is an ‘out of this world’ experience. We share the passion to open this unexplored world to the greater public so we may all have the opportunity to explore, better understand and cherish our oceans.

– Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman Genting Group

Genting Dream - World Dream

These magnificent cruise ships offer exclusive dive experiences to their distinguished guests. The C-Explorer 5 submersibles installed on these vessels are the only submersibles installed on such large capacity cruise ships at the moment.

Crystal Esprit

M/V Crystal Esprit is one of Crystal Cruises’ flagships. This luxury liner has limited passenger numbers to provide a highly personal experience. The ship is like a floating boutique hotel and stops regularly en route to launch its submersible at special locations, giving the passengers a memorable holiday experience.

Scenic Eclipse

Ready to be launched in 2019, the Scenic Eclipse will carry a Cruise Sub 7 – 300. Capable of diving to a depth of 300 metres with seating for up to six guests plus the pilot. Custom-built for optimal sightseeing in the wide blue seas.

Selected cruise models

C-Explorer series

C-Explorer Series
  • C-Explorer 3
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    6,010 KG 13,250 Lb
    3
  • C-Explorer 5
    200 M 650 Ft
    7,340 KG 16,180 Lb
    5
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Cruise Sub series

Cruise Sub Series
  • Cruise Sub 5
    500 M 1,640 Ft
    8,500 KG 18,750 Lb
    5
  • Cruise Sub 5
    1,140 M 3,750 Ft
    11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
    5
  • Cruise Sub 5
    1,700 M 5,570 Ft
    16,000 KG 35,260 Lb
    5
  • Cruise Sub 7
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    9,500 KG 20,940 Lb
    7
  • Cruise Sub 7
    1,140 M 3,740 Ft
    14,500 KG 31,970 Lb
    7
  • Cruise Sub 9
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
    9
  • Cruise Sub 11
    200 M 650 Ft
    13,300 KG 29,320 Lb
    11
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C-Explorer series
Cruise Sub series
  • C-Researcher series

    C-Researcher Series
    • C-Researcher 2
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      5,750 KG 12,700 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 2
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      7,200 KG 15,800 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 2
      3,000 M 9,840 Ft
      9,960 KG 21,950 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,300 KG 13,900 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      8,900 KG 19,620 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3
      2,500 M 8,200 Ft
      11,300 KG 24,910 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3 LH
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      4,100 KG 9,040 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3 LH
      1,700 M 5,570 Ft
      10,500 KG 23,150 Lb
      3
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  • Cruise Sub series

    Cruise Sub Series
    • Cruise Sub 5
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      8,500 KG 18,750 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 5
      1,140 M 3,750 Ft
      11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 5
      1,700 M 5,570 Ft
      16,000 KG 35,260 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 7
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      9,500 KG 20,940 Lb
      7
    • Cruise Sub 7
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      14,500 KG 31,970 Lb
      7
    • Cruise Sub 9
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
      9
    • Cruise Sub 11
      200 M 650 Ft
      13,300 KG 29,320 Lb
      11
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  • Super Yacht Sub series

    Super Yacht Sub 3
    • Super Yacht Sub 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      3,800 KG 8,380 Lb
      3
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  • C-Explorer series

    C-Explorer Series
    • C-Explorer 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,010 KG 13,250 Lb
      3
    • C-Explorer 5
      200 M 650 Ft
      7,340 KG 16,180 Lb
      5
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  • HiPer Sub series

    HiPer Sub Series
    • Hiper Sub 2
      100 M 330 Ft
      2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
      2
    • Hiper Sub 4
      100 M 330 Ft
      3,200 KG 7,050 Lb
      4
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Model Overview
feet/poundsmeter/kilogram
  • Occupants (min.)

    2
    11
  • Depth (min.)

    100
    3000
    328
    9840
  • Weight (max.)

    2480
    16000
    5465
    35270
  • Height (max.)

    150
    290
    60
    120