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.
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.
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.
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 after each individual model has successfully completed a rigorous compliance program and robust safety test trajectory.
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.
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.
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.
Launched in 2019, the Scenic Eclipse will 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.
Both Seabourn Venture and her (yet-to-be-named) sister ship will sail to the far corners of the earth carrying two U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 – 300 submarines capable of diving up to 300 meters, with six passengers and a pilot.
Crystal Cruises’ first expedition ship. This purpose-built Polar-class yacht will be carrying one U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 -300.