Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ in Piraeus, Greece

MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ Entering the Port of Piraeus
Cruiseship of 2,018 Berths, built in 1998 at Meyer Werft, Germany

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Call Sign C6TQ6, IMO Number 9141065. Ordered in 1995 and built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, delivered in Jun 1998, Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 268.60 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 235.60 m., Draught of 8.40 m., Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 75,338, Tonnage of 45,235 International Net and 8,395 Dwt (long).

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany in 1998 for account of Star Cruises, the Malaysia-based subsidiary of the Genting Group. Her Launch Name was MV ‘SuperStar Leo’ and she was the first vessel of Star Cruises’ Leo-class. Vessel originally home-ported in Singapore and operated for Star Cruises to Malaysia and Thailand. In 2000, Star Cruises acquired Norwegian Caribbean Line; In 2007, Star Cruises sold 50% of Norwegian for $1 billion to US-based Apollo Management (owners of Oceania Cruises).

In 2004, Norwegian Cruise Line was planning to launch the cruiseship MV ‘Pride of America’. However, just prior to completion, the vessel partially sank when a storm hit the Lloyd Werft shipyards. To meet the already booked cruises for MV ‘Pride of America’, the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Sky’ was immediately rushed into service under the name MV ‘Pride of Aloha’. To compensate for the unexpected events, cruiseship MV ‘SuperStar Leo’ was immediately transferred to the NCL fleet, her planned cruises cancelled, and after only two weeks of refits, the vessel emerged as the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’, ready to assume the planned cruises of MV ‘Norwegian Sky’.

There is only one sistership vessel built under the ‘Leo Class’ (now ’Spirit Class’ with NCL), the cruiseship MV ’SuperStar Virgo’ which is owned by Star Cruises. Since the ‘Leo Class’ vessels were designed for the Asian market, this cruiseship is generally on a shorter scale in height than most cruise ships. This also means shorter deck chairs for lounging, hand rails in the corridors and so on.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), United States. [Norwegian is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with major shareholders including Apollo Global Management (15.8%), Genting Group (11.1%), and TPG Capital (2.3%). Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market.]

PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,300, 983 Passenger Cabins, 2018 Passenger Berths, 959 Crew. 14 decks.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – MAN Energy Solutions 14V48/60 – 4-stroke 14-cyl. 480mm x 600mm bore/stroke 58,796mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 2 x Azimuth (Aft) (electric) AC.

NEWBUILDING COST: Reported newbuilding price of US$ 350 million, contracted in 1995.


Images of Norwegian Cruise Line cruiseships posted previously on our blog, mostly from their port calls to New York Cruise Terminal and in Piraeus can be accessed by clicking on following link!


Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. A pilot boat outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’ Moored in the Port of Piraeus

Cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’ under the Fall Sun in the Port of Piraeus
Built in 2007 at Fincantieri Marghera – 1,850 Berths Cruiseship

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Queen Victoria. Call Sign ZCEF3, IMO Number 9320556. Built at Fincantieri Marghera, Bermuda Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 294.00 m. (964.5 ft), Length Between Perpendiculars of 265.25 m., Draught of 7.90 m., Beam of 32.30 m. (106 ft), Gross Tonnage of 90,049, Moulded Depth of 10.80 m. Fincantieri Vista Class.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Cunard Line Ltd, Southampton, United Kingdom, Cunard Line Ltd is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.

PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,061, 1,007 Passenger Cabins, 1,850 Passenger Berths, 12 Passenger Decks, 992 Crew.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – Sulzer 16ZAV40S – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 400mm x 560mm bore/stroke 48,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz, 2 x Diesel Gen – Sulzer 12ZAV40S – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 400mm x 560mm bore/stroke 18,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSION: 2 x Azimuth, Pod (Aft) (electric), ABB Azipod™ VO2100 at 35,200ekW total AC. 2 Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s).

“Known for her elegance and graceful splendour” according to Cunard, MS ‘Queen Victoria’ underwent a $40 million retrofit in June 2017 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. Her newbuilding contract cost £270 mil (appr. $500 mil at then FX rates). The vessel is the smaller among Cunard’s three cruiseships, MS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ with 2,100 berths and MS ‘Queen Mary 2’ with 2,620 berths. Images of the cruiseship MS ‘Queen Mary 2’ departing the Port of New York have been posted twice before on our blog:

MV ‘Queen Mary 2’, September 17, 2014, and

MV ‘Queen Mary 2’ (Part II), June 19, 2015.

Deck plans of the vessel from Cunard’s website:

Deck plans of MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Credit: Cunard website.

And images from her stay in the Port of Piraeus in middle October 2017:

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of the graceful stern. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of stern and aft section of the cruiseship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of bow, bulbous bow and for section of the cruiseship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of bow and bulbous bow. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of distinctively colored chimney stack. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Distinctive chimney stack. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. The less glamorous job of bunkering a glamorous cruiseship in-between voyages. Bunkering tanker MT ‘EcoSpirit’.  Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. The flag of Bermuda proudly flying on the the deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Anthem of the Seas’ Departing New York (2)

Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured in the Upper New York Harbor, by the Statue of Liberty, against the Lower Manhattan Skyline and under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

4,900 passengers, 18 decks, 348 m (1,142 ft) length, 2,090 staterooms, built at Meyer Werft (Papenburg), Germany

Fifth Largest Cruiseship in the World (along with sisterships MS ‘Ovation of the Seas’ and MV ‘Quantum of the Seas’

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ by the Statue of Liberty. Products tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ by the Statue of Liberty. Products tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building, 432 Park Avenue clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ up-close and personal: 18 decks, 348 meters of length, appr. 90,500 main engines horsepower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Bow detail against a minnow of a sailboat. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus

Cruiseship MS ’Norwegian Star’ exiting the Port of Piraeus (in reverse)
2,348 Berths Cruiseship, built in 2001 at Meyer Werft, Germany                                                 
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Norwegian Star II. Call Sign C6FR3, IMO Number 9195157. Dawn Class (only sistership vessel is MS ’Norwegian Dawn’.)

VESSEL OWNERS’ DETAILS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Norwegian is a publicly traded company with 44% publicly listed on NASDAQ, with major shareholders including Genting Group (28%), Apollo Global Management (20%), and TPG Capital (8%).

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Total number of Passengers 2,600, 1120 Passenger Cabins, 2348 Passenger Berths, 11 Passenger Decks, 1,060 Crew.

Built at Meyer Werft, Bahamas Flagged, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 294.15 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 264.80 m., Draught of 8.20 m., Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Tonnage of 61,090 International Net and 7,380 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 91,740.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo 14V48/60 – 4-stroke 14-cyl. 480mm x 600mm bore/stroke 58,800mkW total at 514rpm driving 5 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz. Speed of 24.60 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Emergency Gen – Cummins KTA50-M2 – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 159mm x 159mm bore/stroke 1,492mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s).

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 2 Azimuth Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s). Pod (Aft) (electric), ABB Azipod™ VO2300 at 39,000ekW total AC. 3 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Brunvoll FU 100LN-2750, Ø2.75m AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel was originally ordered by Star Cruises in 1999 at reportedly US$ 380 mil. While under construction, Star Cruises acquired NCL. Additional info on vessel can be found on Wiki under the entry ‘Norwegian Star’ and on the shipowners’s website by clicking here.


Previously posted on our blog images of NCL cruiseships can be found herebelow:
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ Departing New York Harbor, April 2017
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Gem’ Departing New York Harbor, March 2017
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departing New York City, October 2015
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departing New York City, August 2014.


Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images of Cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg
Cruiseship of 1,265 Berths; delivered in 2002 at Aker MTW Werft                                             
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was AIDAvita. Call Sign IBNP, IMO Number 9221554. Moulded Depth of 11.55 m., Tonnage of 20,875 International Net and 4,165 Dwt (long). Built at Aker MTW Werft, Double Bottom Hull, Italy Flagged, DNV GL Classed, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 202.85 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 182.00 m., Draught of 6.30 m., Beam of 28.10 m., Gross Tonnage of 42,290, Wartsila 4-stroke Engine, Speed of 21.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Bunker Capacity of 1,260 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Aida Cruises Ltd, Germany. Aida Cruises Ltd is a subsidIary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Registered Owner: Costa Crociere S.P.A.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 1,580, 635 Passenger Cabins, 1265 Passenger Berths, 9 Passenger Decks, 418 Crew. Vessel was reportedly had a newbuilding cost of US$ 190 mil in 1999. Sistership vessel is MS ‘AIDAaura’.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 12V38B – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 380mm x 475mm bore/stroke 17,400mkW total at 600rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 17,812ekW total, (22,266kVA total) 6600V.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 8L38B – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 380mm x 475mm bore/stroke 5,800mkW total at 600rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 5,941ekW total, (7,427kVA total) 6600V, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 6L38B – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 380mm x 475mm bore/stroke 4,350mkW total at 600rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 4,179ekW total, (5,224kVA total) 6600V, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke 680mkW total driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 544ekW total, (680kVA total) 440V.

PROPULSION: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electric), Rolls-Royce, 152rpm, Ø4.50m at 18,800ekW total, 6600V AC. 2 fixed pitch Propellors, 2 Bow Thruster(s) of 2400.00, 2 Stern Thruster(s) of 1400.00.

Images of more AIDA cruiseships posted on our blog:                                                 Images of MS ‘AIDAbella’ departing the Port of New York in September 2014, photographed against Statue of Liberty.

Images of MS ‘AIDAluna’ departing the Port of Hamburg in May 2014.

Images of MS ‘AIDAsol’ departing the Port of Hamburg in May 2017.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Deckplans of cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ as per company’s website.

Deckplans of cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ as per company’s website.


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images of MV ‘AIDAsol’ Departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘AIDAsol’ Departing the Port of Hamburg
Cruiseship with 2,175 Berths, delivered in 2011 by Meyer Werft

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was AIDAsol. Call Sign ICPE, IMO Number 9490040. DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 9.30 m., Tonnage of 45,165 International Net and 7,765 Dwt (long). Built at Meyer Werft, Italy Flagged, GL Classed, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 253.35 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 230.20 m., Draught of 7.30 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 71,305, SPHINX CLASS (She is the fifth Sphinx series ship, preceded by sisters AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, and AIDAblu, and followed by AIDAmar. AIDAsol was delivered in March 2010. She was christened on 9 April 2011.)

SHIPOWNERS’ DETAILS: Aida Cruises Ltd, Germany. Aida Cruises Ltd is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 2,580, 1,100 Passenger Cabins, 2,175 Passenger Berths, 14 Passenger Decks, 620 Crew.

14 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 2 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 1 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 1 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz.

ENGINE DETAILS: MaK Engine, Speed of 22.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil. Engine Description 4 S.A. 9-cyl., Engine Model 9M43C, 2 Fixed pitch Propellors, 2 Bow Thruster(s) of 4600.00, 2 Stern Thruster(s) of 3000.00.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 800ekW total, (1,000kVA total) 690V at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electric) (Copper-Nickel), Mecklenburger, 130rpm, Ø5.20m at 25,000ekW total, 11000V AC.

POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Brunvoll at 4,600ekW total, 11000V AC, 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric), Brunvoll at 3,000ekW total, 11000V AC.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Vessel has reported newbuild price of EUR 385 million, contracted on 14 December 2007.

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ Departing New York Harbor

Images of the Cruiseship MV departing New York have been hosted twice previously on our blog,

MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ in August 2014, and                                                  
MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ (Part II) in October 2015.

Quick Vessel description as per herebelow:

Description of the Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’. Source: Wikipedia.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Here passing under  the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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