Probably because it is meant for relatively short haul car/vehicle ferrying. There needs to be enough deck space to hold the cars, but there doesn’t need to be all that much enclosed space to let the vehicle occupants out and be comfortable,
How many cruise ships are built each year worldwide? Is it a very big market?This kind of ship brings added-value to chinese shipyards. AFAIK it is the largest cruise ship built outside europe. And building a domestically-design larger cruise ship will further add to the capabilities of these shipyards.
Not very big in terms of tonnage (maybe 3 or 4 million tons per year) or hull numbers (10 to 20 per year talking of big cruise cruise ship) but huge in terms of profit: average cost of a new generation full size cruise ship is rapidly reaching one billion. Also is both maybe the part of the shipbuilding industry that is receiving more contempt for its envrionmental impact and pre covid the one with less capacity compared to demand. With such a combination in the second part of the decade there will be a great need to replace most of the existing ships with ones larger, to cope with increased demand, and greener so more expensive than the existing ones. Basically most future cruise ships will be about as large as the Oasis class and LNG powered. each Oasis cost about 1,2 billion having conventional propulsion technologyHow many cruise ships are built each year worldwide? Is it a very big market?