Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ Departing from the Port of Piraeus

Cruiseship MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ Pictured in the Port of Piraeus
Cruise Ship built in 1998 at Ch. de l’Atlantique, 1,998 Berths

VESSEL’S IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Vision of the Seas. Call Sign C6SE8, IMO Number 9116876, Hull Number F31. Built at Ch. de l’Atlantique delivered in Jun 1998, Bahamas Flagged, DNV GL Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 279.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 234.70 m., Draught of 7.60 m., Moulded Depth of 22.00 m., Tonnage of 46,263 International Net and 6,200 Dwt (long). Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 78,340, Design Vision Class by Royal Caribbean, Wartsila 4-stroke Engine, Speed of 22.30 kts, Intermediate Fuel Oil – Very Low Sulphur (VLS IFO), Horsepower of 52,227, Power Type: Diesel Electric.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Royal Caribbean International, United States. Royal Caribbean International is a group company of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Group Company: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, United States. Technical Manager: RCL Cruises Ltd. United Kingdom. Operator: Royal Caribbean International, United States. Registered Owner: Vision of the Seas, Liberia.

GENERAL ARRANGEMENT: Total number of Passengers 2,435, 999 Passenger Cabins, 1998 Passenger Berths, 11 Passenger Decks, 742 Crew.

ENGINE & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen. – Wartsila 4-stroke 12V46C – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 460mm x 580mm bore/stroke 50,396mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electric) at 34,000ekW total AC.
POS,
PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Brunvoll FU 100-2750 ac. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric), Brunvoll FU 100-2750 ac.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.
MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT: Coating – Hull, Antifouling – Jotun SeaQuantum – Nov 2010 application date.
EMERGENCY: 2 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Detroit Diesel Corp 16V-92TA – 2-stroke 16-cyl. 124mm x 127mm bore/stroke 1,074mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 2 x ac generator(s).

NEWBUILDING COST: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$280 million in 1995. Sistership vessel is MS ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ which was ordered at US$300 million in 1994.

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

A picture to behold! A cruiseship setting off to a cruise! Picture taken in June 2019 in Port of Piraeus, MS ‘Vision of the Seas’ leaving under the Greek summer sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Thomson Spirit’ in the Port of Piraeus

Vintage Cruiseship MV ‘Thomson Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus                         1,250 Berths Cruise Vessel Built 1983

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Spirit, Thomson Spirit, Nieuw Amsterdam, Patriot, Nieuw Amsterdam. Call Sign 9HA2336, IMO Number 8024014. Built at Ch. de l’Atlantique.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Thompson Cruises, part of TUI Group. For vessel’s description on company’s website, please click here. Additional information on the cruiseship MV ‘Thompson Spirit’ from Wikipedia can be found here.

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Malta Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 214.66 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.62 m., Draught of 7.52 m., Beam of 27.21 m., Gross Tonnage of 33,930, Sulzer Diesel Engine, Speed of 21.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 30870. Moulded Depth of 18.85 m., Keel to mast air draft of 49.35 m., Tonnage of 16,025 International Net and 4,150 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7RLB66, 2 Propellors.

Total number of Passengers 1,374, 605 Passenger Cabins, 1232 Passenger Berths, 559 Crew.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Sulzer Diesel 7RLB66 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 660mm x1400mm bore/stroke 22,705mkW total at 140rpm.

PROPULSION: 2 x Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly sold to Clients of Amer. Classic in October 2000 for US$ 114.5m. Reportedly sold to Clients of Carnival Corp. in February 2002 for US$ 79.8m.


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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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