MS Explorer.jpg
MV Explorer departing Southampton, June 2013.
History
Name:
  • 2001 – 2004: Olympia Explorer
  • 2004 – 2015: Explorer
  • 2015 – 2016: MV Celestyal Odyssey
  • 2016 - present: Glory Sea
Operator:
Port of registry:
Builder: Blohm + Voss, Hamburg, Germany
Yard number: 962
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 24,318 GT[1]
Length: 180 metres (590 ft)[2]
Beam: 25 metres (82 ft)[2] or 84 feet (26 m)
Draft: 24 feet (7.3 m)
Decks: 7 total, 6 passenger
Propulsion: 4 x Wartsila 9L46C, 45360 bhp (11340 bhp per engine) = 37800 KW (9450 KW per engine) http://myship.com/imo/9183518/EXPLORER
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity: 836 passengers

MV Glory Sea is a China-registered passenger ship. The ship was built in Germany in 2001 by Blohm + Voss and originally named Olympia Explorer. The ship was later renamed MV Explorer when it began sailing for the Semester at Sea program in 2004. The ship remained with them until 2015.

In May 2015, the ship was renamed Celestyal Odyssey and began sailing for Celestyal Cruises, under the flag of Malta.

In September 2015 it was announced that Celestyal Cruises has terminated their three-year contract of owning the Celestyal Odyssey. The ship will leave the fleet late October 2015.

The ship will be replaced with MS Gemini which will be renamed Celestyal Nefeli. The ship was sold to be used as the first ship of Diamond Cruises a new Chinese based cruise line.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Explorer (9183518)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Vessel's Details". Explorer.
  3. ^ http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-magazine/feature-magazine-articles/13976-spring-2016-latest-chinese-cruise-line-diamond-cruise.html
  4. ^ "Explorer". MarineTraffic.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012.[permanent dead link]

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