Latest Ships built in Japan
PACIFIC VENUS 720-Passenger Cruise Ship
Built by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) for Japan Cruise Line Inc. of SHK Line in March 1998, the 720-passenger luxury cruise ship PACIFIC VENUS entered service in April 1998. The PACIFIC VENUS is a size larger than her sister vessel, ORIENT VENUS built by IHI in July 1990. Passenger cabins offer a quiet atmosphere and relaxation, while the public rooms are spacious and attractive. Special attention was paid to safety, while noise and hull vibration have been reduced for passenger comfort.
1. Passenger cabins - 266 in all are arranged on 5 decks, 4 Royal suite rooms, 16 suite rooms, 20 deluxe, 210 state and 16 standard cabins. Two cabins are specially arranged for disabled passengers.
2. Public rooms are arranged throughout the ship. All of the seventh deck is public space with a promenade connected to entrance hall, main lounge, piano saloon, open bar, shop, dining saloon and main dining room. The main lounge accommodates 402 persons and offers a variety of shows, dances and parties. The piano saloon provides a quite and elegant atmosphere to enjoy piano performances. The main dining room serves 364 persons and the dining saloon 46 persons at one sitting.
3. The entrance hall extends from the fifth deck to seventh deck, and is surrounded by many public spaces, such as conference room, writing room, reception room, casino, card room, theater etc.
4. The main hall on the eighth deck offers many events including concerts, conventions, social parties and other entertainment.
5. On the uppermost level, observation lounge and top lounge are provided to offer full view of the sea in all directions. Many other public spaces are provided, such as Japanese tea room, "Karaoke", gymnasium, children's room, etc.
6. To prevent noise and vibration, elastic mountings are fitted to the main engines, generator engines, fans, etc. Walls and ceilings surrounding the main engine room and generator room are insulated to reduce air-induced noise.