MPS AmaLucia & MPS AmaSiena

MPS AMALUCIA
& MPS AMASIENA

Project: MPS AmaLucia & MPS AmaSiena 
Category: River ships
Line: System 850 & Chef 850
Partner: Ahorn Grootkeukentechniek B.V. 

The AmaLucia and AmaSiena river cruise ships launched this year to join the celebrated European fleet of AmaWaterways, enhancing the offer for which the American company is renowned, offering exceptional standards of comfort and luxury in river cruising.  These include double balcony cabins, connecting cabins and a range of dining options from the delicious cuisine of the Chef’s Table restaurant.

Sister ships of the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant AmaLucia and AmaSiena travel the cruise routes along the Rhine between Basel and Amsterdam with a capacity of 168 passengers each.

The requirement

  • For the two new ships, AmaWaterways needed extremely reliable, high-performance kitchen equipment suitable for non-stop use, throughout the day from breakfast to dinner.
  • The available space was very limited and the galley was located at the ground floor of the ship.
  • The equipment also had to be extremely flexible and easy to work on to allow for any maintenance whilst cruising.


The solution

  • Together with their partner company Ahorn Grootkeukentechniek B.V., AmaWaterways chose the reliability, flexibility and performance of the Ambach appliances from the System 850 and Chef 850 lines.
  • Thanks to the special joining system developed by Ambach, the appliances guarantee a robust, hygienic seal.
  • Post installation, the chefs on board were fully trained in the use of the equipment whilst the on-board engineering team instructed on how best to deal with any servicing requirements.
  • The working group led by Frank Verschure had about three months to install the kitchen complete with stainless steel cladding, extraction and cooking appliances.

https://ahornbv.nl/
https://www.amawaterways.com/

CARNIVAL VISTA 6242

CARNIVAL VISTA 6242

Project : Carnival
Category : Marine
Ship : Carnival Vista 6242
Line : System 900 Marine

Carnival Corporation is the world’s largest cruise liner company. The ships in its fleet are actual floating resorts with everything needed to turn holidays into unforgettable experiences – an incredible variety of bars and restaurants, a rich entertainment programme, luxury shops and elegant spas.

The requirement

 

  • The Carnival Vista 6242 ship represents a benchmark in the marine sector due to its innovative layout, high quality standards and the technical solutions adopted. It can accommodate as many as 4,000 passengers on board and a staff of around 1,000 people.
  • Alongside the numerous options for entertainment and relax, there is also a selection of non-stop catering outlets, from à la carte restaurants to buffets, steakhouses to sushi bars, just to mention a few, without forgetting room service available round the clock. A truly vast number of menus, with an international range, are on offer.
  • In order to cater for such high numbers, Carnival needed highly resistant kitchens, designed for intensive use and to meet marine stresses. Furthermore, considering the high turnover of staff on board, the equipment had to be very user-friendly for use by non-expert staff.


The solution

 

  • Due to extensive experience in the marine sector, Ambach was chosen for Carnival Vista 6242, the largest ship from Carnival Cruise Line, a member of the Carnival Group.A challenging project that was met by Ambach, as always, with great commitment and passion.
  • The Ambach and Carnival partnership began ten years ago through Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world. After the first project, the Carnival Dream project followed by Carnival Breeze, Zeljko Modrusan, Fincantieri project manager, reconfirmed the choice of Ambach.
  • The brief for the Carnival Vista 6242 project included the supply of 32 cooking islands to meet the needs of all those on the ship, both passengers and crew.
  • The solution proposed was Ambach System 900 Marine, a version designed and created ad hoc for the naval sector. “Our equipment must not only be resistant, reliable and easy to clean, features consistent with all Ambach equipment both for sea or land use. The equipment intended for the marine sector must also meet the strict American USPHS standards for which compliance is obligatory and checked through regular inspections on board”, explained Alessandro Zuliani R&D manager at Ambach.
  • Only electrical equipment can be installed on cruise liners. For this reason, Ambach fitted its marine line with a structure referred to as “Russian doll” where all the electrical connections are contained and protected. The latter is made up of a “box-in-box” system which is fully watertight thanks to the creation of an appropriate labyrinth structure.The lack of seals, which generally deteriorate in time, ensures that the system remains perfectly watertight, even after many years of continuous operation.
  • The equipment supplied for this project includes; kettles, bratt pans, fryers, cooking tops, induction hobs, grills and pasta cookers. Much of the equipment were designed specifically to meet the needs of Carnival Lines. After testing the Ambach equipment in house with on-board chefs, some equipment was further improved in order to meet the demands of the installation.
  • Installation and coordination of the work were assigned by Fincantieri to the general contractor O.T. srl.

CARNIVAL BREEZE

CARNIVAL BREEZE

Project : Carnival
Category : Marine
Ship : Breeze
Series : Ambach Marine
Partner : Alicontract

The Anglo-American Carnival Corporation & Plc is the largest cruise operator in the world. The ships in its fleet are a collection of magnificent vessels, that offer everything necessary and more, for an unforgettable holiday experience: including a wide variety of bars and restaurants, a rich entertainment program, luxury stores and elegant spas.

The Brief

  • The space dedicated to kitchens on-board is limited, but the ability to produce a large quantities of food is essential without compromising on quality and service.
  • The catering facilities on-board the ocean liner Breeze produce over 15,000 meals a day. These include a wide variety of menus: in the Guy Burger Joint offering personalised hamburgers, La Cucina del Capitano an Italian restaurant, the Red Frog a Jamaican pub and the Blue Iguana Cantina offering tacos and burritos, to name just a few.
  • At sea all equipment needs to be robust, durable and most importantly reliable to handle the toughest of operating conditions.
  • All equipment must be easy to operate, clean and maintain by all personnel irrespective of experience.

The Solution

  • Ambach proposed our Marine line equipment, ensuring the highest levels of efficiency and durability for limited operational footprints needing high production.
  • The renowned build quality of the Ambach Marine Line ensures that equipment stands the test of time and handles the heavy use required of these facilities. Furthermore, the range designed to facilitate onboard installations and the particular needs of the Marine sector.
  • Thanks to its modularity, the Marine line can be configured to adapt perfectly to the footprint available on board and to meet the needs of all the different restaurants.
  • All Ambach products are developed with great attention to detail. Cleaning is extremely easy because all tops are perfectly hygienic and all corners are rounded.
  • Thanks to the Ambach Easy Access system, all maintenance is completed simply and quickly via the removable front panel giving access to all major parts and electric components.
  • Complete and detailed documentation is provided so that on-board personnel has all the information they need at their fingertips at all times, from installation to after-sales service.
  • Ambach technicians hold regular training sessions to teach the crew how to operate and maintain the equipment efficiently.