Yacht name: Dubawi Formerly: Renaissance I -> The Mercury -> ?Leisure World Length: 297 ft • 91 m Gross Tonnage (Volume): 4200 GT Year: 1989 • Conversion: 2009 Builder: Cantiere Navale Ferrari Conversion Architect & Design: Platinum Yachts Crew accommodation: 71 including captain Passenger accommodation: 2 Owner suites, 8 VIP suites, 12 guest cabins Photos courtesy of Platinum Yachts. Dubawi, was converted by Platinum Yachts, from a mini cruise ship, originally named Renaissance I. Work started in 2007 and she was relaunched earlier this year as a luxury yacht. Now registered in the UAE.
Cruise Ship name: Hebridean Spirit -> Sunrise Length: 297 ft • 90 m Gross Tonnage (Volume): 4200 GT Year: 1991 • Refit: 2001 Builder: Cabins: 49 Passengers: 80 Crew: 70 Former Cruise Operator: Hebridean Island Cruises Photos: monacoeye •?Monaco • 2008 This mini cruise ship has recently been sold by Ocean Independence. Hebridean, the former operator, announced March 2009 that it was pulling out of the international cruise market, due to financial conditions
Cruise Ship name: Easy Cruise One Formerly: Renaissance II -> Neptune II Length: 289 ft • 88 m Gross Tonnage (Volume): 4077 GT Year: 1990 • Refit: 2005 Builder: Crew: 55 Capacity: 232 Photos: monacoeye •?Monaco • 2005 After Monaco Easy Cruise One moved down to Greece until 2008, where her hull was painted black. According to Wikipedia, she has been retired and is currently up for sale.
Cruise ship name: MSC Melody Formerly: Atlantic • Atlantic Starship Length: 672 ft • 205 m Year: 1982 • Refurbished: 2001 Builder: CNIM (France) Operator: MSC Cruises Gross Tonnage: 35,143 GT Speed: 18-21 knots Passengers: 1000-1550 Crew: 500 Photos: monacoeye • Monaco • 2006-2008 The cruise ship MSC Melody, run by Italian operator MSC, successfully fought off a pirate attack in the Indian Ocean on Saturday night, 25th April 2009. According to an AP report, onboard Israeli private security forces thwarted the pirates by returning fire after the ship was attacked with automatic weapons as pirates try to board. The attack took place about 200 miles north of the Seychelles, as Melody was returning to Genoa from a cruise in South Africa. About 1000 passengers were on board, no-one was hurt although the liner was slightly damaged.
Yacht name: Mayan Queen Formerly known as Project Safari Length: 305 ft • 93 m Year: 2008 Builder: Blohm & Voss • # 969 Design: Tim Heywood Gross Tonnage: 4200 GT Photos: Victoria Carlisle & Robert Theobald • Dartmouth, UK • December 2008 Photos: Klaus Gaeth • Hamburg • 17 June 2008 December 2008: Mayan Queen elicited great interest in the local press when she visited Stavanger, Norway last week. This week she’s been turning heads in Lyme Bay and Dartmouth in Devon. Thanks to Vickii & Robert for sending in photos . June 2008: Klaus has just sent a superb set of new photos of Mayan Queen in Hamburg … March 2008: This yacht is due to be delivered in the next couple of months
Cruise ship: Nautica Operator: Oceania Length: 594 ft • 181 m Gross Tonnage: 30,277 GT Year: 1998 Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique Capacity: 684 passengers Crew: 386 Photo: monacoeye •?Monaco • 2007 Nautica, a frequent visitor to Monaco, is the latest cruise ship to be targeted by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Nautica used a combination of speed and a pain-inducing long range acoustic device (LRAD) to foil the pirates, who approached in two skiffs and fired shots
Cruise Ship: Emerald Princess Operator: Princess Cruises Length: 290 m Year: 2007 Builder: Fincantieri Gross Tonnage: 113,400 GT Passengers: 3070 Photos: monacoeye • Monaco • June 2008
Cruise ship: Westerdam Operator: Holland America Line Maiden voyage: 2004 Passengers: 1,848 Crew: 800 Gross Tonnage: 81,811 GT Length: 935 feet Beam: 106 ft Top speed: 24 knots Details, links and larger photos for this and entries below to follow later in the week…
Cruise ship: Sea Princess Operator: Princess Cruises Year: 1998 Passengers: 2016 Gross Tonnage: 77,000 GT Crew: 875 Decks: 15
Cruise Ship: Seabourn Legend Operator: Seabourn Cruises Maiden voyage: 1989 Guests: 208 Gross Tonnage: 10,000 GT Length: 440 ft Beam: 63 ft Draft: 16.5 ft Cruising speed: 16 knots Crew: 164
Cruise Ship: SS Oceanic Operator: Pullmantur Cruises Gross Tonnage: 39,000 GT Length: 238.4 m Beam: 29.5 m Draft: 8.6 m Top speed: 27 knots Crew: 565 Capacity: 1136 passengers
Cruise ship: Insignia Operator: Oceania Length: 594 ft • 181 m Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique Capacity: 684 Year: 1998 Gross Tonnage: 30,277 GT
Cruise ship: Crystal Serenity Operator: Crystal Cruises Guests: 1,080 Total Crew: 655 Gross Tonnage: 68,000 GT Length: 820 ft • 249.9 m Beam: 106 ft • 32.3 m Draft: 25 ft. • 7.6 m Top speed: 22 knots
Cruise ship: Black Prince Operator: Fred Olsen Built: 1966 Refit: 1999 Gross Tonnage: 11,209 GT Passengers: 451 Crew: 200 Cabins: 238
Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper Length: 610 ft • 185.9 m Year: 2001 Speed: 21 knots Passengers: 382 Gross Tonnage: 28000 GT The cruise ships are back in town.