MV Ocean Majesty

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Ocean Majesty departing Tobermory Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1591499.jpg
History
Name:
  • 1966–1985: Juan March
  • 1985–1986: Sol Christina
  • 1986–1988: Kypros Star
  • 1988–1994: Ocean Majesty
  • 1994–1995: Olympic
  • 1995: Homeric
  • 1995 onwards: Ocean Majesty
Owner:
  • 1966–1985: Trasmediterránea
  • 1985–1986: Sol Mediterranean
  • 1986–1987: Opale Lines
  • 1989–Present: Majestic International Cruises
Port of registry:
Builder: Union Naval de Levante
Yard number: 93[1]
Launched: 4 December 1965[1]
Acquired: 27 July 1966[1]
In service: 1966
Identification:
Status: Laid-up (since 11 November 2014)
General characteristics
Tonnage: 10,417 GRT
Length: 135 metres (443 ft)
Beam: 15.8 metres (52 ft)
Speed: 18 knots
Capacity:
  • 535 (normal)
  • 621 (maximum)
Crew: 257

MV Ocean Majesty is a cruise ship, originally built in 1966 as the ferry Juan March.

The ship is now registered in the International Shipping Register of Madeira (MAR), Portugal.

History[edit]

Ocean Majesty was launched as Juan March for the Madrid based ferry operator Trasmediterránea. She was the first of two near identical Albatros-class sisters, the other being the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,[2] during her service with her original owners Juan March was mainly used to ferry passengers from Spain to the Balearic Islands. In 1985 Juan March was sold to the Sol Mediterranean and became Sol Christina,[3] she was not operated long by these owners, and was sold to become the Kyros Star of Opale Lines.[4] She was then sold to Majestic International Cruises, who rebuilt her from her original ferry-like form into a cruise ship, and she received her current name Ocean Majesty.[5] Majestic International operated her for several years, until they chartered Ocean Majesty to Epirotiki in 1994, the latter company renamed her Homeric.[6] Homeric operated for a year until her charter expired, and she was subsequently returned to Majestic International and named Ocean Majesty once again. Majestic International has chartered her to many different companies since 1995, most frequently to the British vacation company Page & Moy.[7] Since 2013 she is operated by German cruise company Hansa Touristik between May and October.

The future[edit]

Ocean Majesty fulfils SOLAS 2010 in her current construction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c MS Juan March. Byggd 1966 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Trasmed2
  3. ^ Sol Christina
  4. ^ Kyros Star
  5. ^ Co, Lakeside Publishing (1996-12-01). Cruise Travel. Lakeside Publishing Co. 
  6. ^ Homeric
  7. ^ Ocean Majesty