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HOLIDAY/MAGELLAN cruise vessel

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:38 pm

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Built as a passenger/cruise vessel under yard No 246 by Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark for Carnival Cruise Lines, Panama.
05 September 1982 ordered.
25 March 1983 laid down.
10 December 1963 launched as the HOLIDAY.
Tonnage 46,052 grt, 7.186 dwt, dim. 221.57 x 28.01 x 7.50m. (draught).
Powered by two Sulzer 7RL B66 diesel engines, 23,520 kW. two controllable pitch propellers, speed 21 knots.
Passenger accommodation for 1452 passengers, crew 660.
January 1985 she made her first trials.
03 June 1985 delivered to owners. IMO No 8217881, homeport Nassau, Bahamas.

22 June 1985 sailed from Aalborg bound for Miami.
13 July 1985 Sailed for her first cruise to the Caribbean.
MS MAGELLAN is a Holiday-class cruise ship, which was formerly owned by Carnival Cruise Line as HOLIDAY and Ibero Cruises as the GRAND HOLIDAY. She has sailed for Cruise & Maritime Voyages since spring 2015.

Ship history
MS HOLIDAY was built by Aalborg Værft in Aalborg, Denmark and entered service for Carnival Cruise Lines on 13 July 1985. The ship's condition had been in decline, until 2003 when she was sent into dry dock and renovated. In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, she was taken out of service to be used as temporary housing for the victims of the storm. After leaving Mississippi, she again went to dry dock for an additional three weeks of renovations. New carpeting and plumbing were added and repairs to the propellers were made, amongst other improvements.
MS HOLIDAY resumed her normal route in the Western Caribbean, sailing from Mobile, Alabama until November 2009 when MS HOLIDAY was retired from the Carnival fleet. She was later transferred to the fleet of Iberocruceros, another cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc as MS GRAND HOLIDAY. The distinctive Carnival-style funnel was kept and repainted. In April 2010, she underwent dry dock refurbishment and was then transferred to the Ibero Cruises fleet. Sailing as MS GRAND HOLIDAY began on 18 May 2010.

The ship was transformed into a four-star floating hotel in Port Sochi Imeretinskiy during the Winter Olympics from 5 to 24 February 2014.
On 3 November 2014, British cruise line Cruise & Maritime Voyages announced that MS GRAND HOLIDAY would be joining their fleet in spring 2015 under the name MAGELLAN. She began cruising out of London Tilbury, Newcastle upon Tyne and Dundee commencing 15 March 2015 and also Hamburg on 12 July 2015.
27 July 2018 she went aground on her voyage to Aizer/Viex port, Seine River but was refloated.

In 2018 she underwent dry dock with Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam.

In 2019, she began cruising out of Liverpool Cruise Terminal.

On 20th July 2020 South Quay Travel Limited – which traded under the name 'Cruise & Maritime Voyages' – was placed into administration. On 19 October 2020, CW Kellock & Co. London auctioned the Ship. She was bought by the Greek owner of Seajet, Iliopoulos. The vessel will be laid up, most probably in Greece.
S Tome e Principe 2019 DB31.00 sg?, scott?
Cayman Islands 1991 $2 sg ?, scott 646 (the black hulled vessel is the NIEUW AMSTERDAM of 1983)
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