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Cruise safely into the future

Cruise ships

The cruise sector must avoid the risk of failures that can disrupt operations and play havoc with schedules. Wärtsilä’s integrated solutions provide reliability, as well as safety for the vessel, its passengers and its crew. Wärtsilä is also committed to minimising the environmental footprint of its customers’ vessels. The aim is always to go beyond mere compliance with the regulations, and to set new standards in sustainability. 

Operational efficiency and the smooth running of the ship’s machinery and systems is critical to creating a positive passenger experience. To support this critical objective Wärtsilä offers asset performance based agreements that ensure efficiency and reduced operating costs.

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Optimising ship lifecycle efficiency

Digitalisation in the Marine Industry

Your most valued business partner

We can provide a ‘one-stopshopping’ service through our unrivalled portfolio, which means that we can be involved from the very early stages of the newbuild project. With a single, reliable supplier of integrated systems and solutions, not only are procurement procedures eased, but the entire construction time and costs can also be reduced. And we go still further; since Wärtsilä has the most complete global service network in the industry, we can be your business partner supporting you throughout the entire lifecycle of the ship.


A more comprehensive offering

No other company in the world can match Wärtsilä’s extensive portfolio of products, systems and solutions. We serve the cruise ship sector with complete power and propulsion systems, electrical and automation technology, a range of environmental solutions and much more, all of which are tailored to suit your operational needs. Furthermore, we are able to fully integrate these products and systems to ensure greater efficiency and lower operating costs. We also minimise vibration and noise for better onboard comfort.

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Vessel and Voyage Efficiency


With an increasingly complicated onboard environment, digital solutions and wider connectivity are becoming more effective and central to improving energy efficiency and creating a competitive advantage. This means not only considering how to best sail and maintain your assets, but also how to meet service power needs while keeping customers safe and happy.

Wärtsilä solutions give you a high level of transparency through reliable data and predictive insights – enabling you to optimise energy efficiency at the fleet, voyage and vessel levels. These insights deliver improved performance, cost savings, and a reduction in emissions.

Wärtsilä Smart Water & Waste System

Wärtsilä Smart Water & Waste System combines the broadest portfolio of environmental technologies and process expertise with real-time data collection and modelling. This enables costs savings and trouble free autonomous operation of the system. All water&waste subsystems will have a common control system. This common control system is connected to the ship Integrated Automation System (IAS). It is needed to get location data (GPS), sea water temperature, air temperature including forecast and information of port reception facilities. In the case when ships should give reports related to waste handling to port authorities, these reports can be printed automatically.   The Smart Water&Waste System can be connected to the customer’s office and Wärtsilä’s support office through the cloud service for remote monitoring and control. Remote control and monitoring are optional features available upon the customer’s request. 

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Recent webinars

21 SEP 2021 Webinar

Meeting Vessel Regulations - Passenger Vessel Focus

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20 MAY 2020 Webinar

Cruise vessel lay-up

The scale of cruise vessel lay-ups is a new phenomenon for the industry, and owners face tough decisions as to what type of...
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22 APR 2020 Webinar

Real world strategies to decarbonise the cruise industry

We are facing challenging times with massive change that will impact the whole of the...

Customer stories

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    Harmony of the Seas

    The world’s largest cruise ship has an extensive equipment solution from Wärtsilä

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    Queen Mary II

    Queen Mary II is equipped with four Wärtsilä 46 engines

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    Oasis of the Seas

    The world's biggest cruise ship is equipped with a total of six Wärtsilä 46 engines

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Attention to detail

Wärtsilä’s close attention to detail leads to greater operational reliability, safety and efficiency, and of course, peace of mind for the operator. Here are a few examples of what we mean:

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