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 Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos

Images of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ Entering the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos
Pass./ Car Ferry of 2,210 Passengers, built in 1988

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Ionian Queen, Ionian Glory, New Akashia. Call Sign SVAI7, IMO Number 8712635, Hull Number 2972, Vessel was rebuilt or converted in 2016. Built at I.H.I. (Kure) delivered in Jul 1988, Greece Flagged, HR, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 192.91 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.00 m., Draught of 6.78 m., Moulded Depth of 9.00 m.,, Beam of 29.40 m., Gross Tonnage of 30,435, Tonnage of 10,591 International Net, 12,100 Light Displacement and 7,502 Dwt (long). Pielstick Engine, Speed of 20.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 23,760, Power Type: Diesel 4-Stroke.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Hellenic Seaways is a group company of Attica Group.
Technical Manager: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Operator: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Registered Owner: Hellenic Seaways Maritime S.A.

COMMERCIAL DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 750 Cars, Lane Length of 1,860.00 m., 1 Stern Ramp(s), 1 Stern Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 2,210, 108 Passenger Cabins, 376 Passenger Berths, 75 Crew.

ENGINE & POWER DETAILS:
MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Pielstick 8PC4 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 570mm x620mm bore/stroke 17,475mkW total at 375rpm.
PROPULSION: 2 x CP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).
POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly sold to Greek interests in October 2004 for Undisclosed m. Reported sold to Clients of GA Ferries in November 2004 as part of a enbloc sale. Reportedly sold to Clients of Hellenic Seaways in December 2015 for EUR 3 million.

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Name plate of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ in the autumn Aegean sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Image

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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 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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