Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ in the Port of Piraeus

Cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ bunkering in the Port of Piraeus
600 Berths, 12 Decks, Cruiseship Vessel, Built in 2016                                                                                                    

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Seabourn Encore. Call Sign C6CG4, IMO Number 9731171. Built at Fincantieri Marghera, Bahamas Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 210.00 m., Draught of 6.40 m., Beam of 28.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 40,350, Tonnage of 6,889 Dwt (long). Speed of 18.60 kts.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd., Seattle, WA, USA. Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd. is a subsidary of Carnival Corporation & plc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Designed by master designer Adam D. Tihany and built at Fincantieri Marghera, MV ‘SEABOURN ENCORE’ is the latest and most advanced cruiseship in the Seabourn Cruise Line’s fleet. The vessel builds upon the the Odyssey-class vessels for the company (MV ‘SEABOURN ODYSSEY’ built in 2009, MV ‘SEABOURN SOJOURN’ in 2010 and MV ‘SEABOURN QUEST’ in 2011), MV ‘SEABOURN ENCORE’ to be joined by sistership MV ‘SEABOURN OVATION’ in 2018. Seabourn Cruise Line targets the so-called ultra-luxury segment of the small-ship cruising market designed to make the impression to their guests that they are sailing on a private yacht. While with twelve (12) decks, the cruiseship has only 300 well-appointed luxury suites (each with a private verandah) and 600 berths; crew of 450 persons offers a very high ratio of crew-to-guests ratio in the industry. 

MV ‘SEABOURN ENCORE’ will be officially christened at a ceremony in Singapore on January 7, 2017. International recording artist and world’s best-selling Soprano, Sarah Brightman, will be godmother of MV ‘SEABOURN ENCORE’ and officially name the ship during the celebration. The vessel will then depart on its Inaugural Voyage, the 10-day Gems of the Java Sea cruise, bound for Indonesia.

Following her inaugural sailing, MV ‘SEABOURN ENCORE’ will move onto a 16-day Great Barrier Reef & Gold Coast and back-to-back 16-day Australia & New Zealand voyages. The ship will then reverse the earlier 10-day Gems of the Java Sea cruise to Singapore, proceed on 16-day Jewels of India & Arabia cruise to Dubai, and finish her first season with a 19-day Arabian Gems & Holy Land voyage before ending her winter season at Athens on May 5.

MV ‘SEABOURN ENCORE’ will spend summer 2017 along the Mediterranean, with numerous itineraries including a 7-14-or 21-day Mediterranean cruise departing from Piraeus (Athens), Greece on May 6, the 22-day Adriatic & Mediterranean Isles cruise departing June 24, and the 20-Day Mediterranean Encore cruise departing from Barcelona on Aug. 5. The ship will finish summer with the 20-Day UNESCO Gems of the Western Mediterranean cruise on Sept.13 for the start of its autumn season.

For more information on the vessel and Seabourn Cruise Lines, please visit the company’s site by clicking here.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke4-stroke 320mm x 400mm bore/stroke driving 4 x AC generator(s). PROPULSON: 2 x Azimuth (Aft) (electric), Wartsila Propulsion at 12,000ekW total AC.


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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Detailed view of the bow of luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ in Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Detailed view of the bow of luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ in Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Bunkering tanker MT ‘Aegean VIII’ previously pictured on this blog. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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More cruiseships can be seen in the Port of Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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And yet another cruiseship in the port on the same day, MV ‘Thomson Spirit’, previously pictured in this blog. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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On her maiden call to the Port of Piraeus, luxury cruiseship MV ‘Seabourn Encore’ (600 berths, 300 suites, built in 2016 and to be christened on January 7, 2017 in Singapore) is taking bunkers. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


© 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 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


© 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.

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Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Mein Schiff 2’ departing the Port of Piraeus

Cruiseship MV ‘MEIN SCHIFF 2’ (Ex: Celebrity Mercury)                                        1,910 Berths, Cruiseship, built 1997 at Meyer Werft

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Celebrity Mercury, Mercury. Launch Name was Mercury. Call Sign 9HJG9, IMO Number 9106302. DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 10.50 m., Tonnage of 43,108 International Net and 9,448 Dwt (long). Built at Meyer Werft, Malta Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 262.51 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 225.75 m., Draught of 8.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 77,300, ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 9-cyl., Engine Model 9L48/60, MAN Engine, Speed of 21.50 kts, Horsepower of 42,824B at 500. 2 Variable pitch Propellors.

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: TUI Cruises Gmbh, Germany, URL: http://www.tuicruises.com/.

PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,681, 920 Passenger Cabins, 1912 Passenger Berths, 10 Passenger Decks, 956 Crew.


Images of the Cruiseship MV ‘Mein Schiff 2’ departing the Port of Hamburg were posted on our blog almost two years ago, in June 2014!


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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship ‘Mein Schiff 2’, of 1,900 births and built at Meyer Werft, departing Port of Piraeus on a cloudy summer evening, heading for Mykonos. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 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 posted on this blog are typically minimally processed gpeg images of lower resolution. Original images are typically shot in RAW format, which can be provided upon special request.

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