This is a 590’ 25,000 ton modern cruise ship built in 2002 that accommodates 836 passengers in stylish comfort. It is one of the fastest cruise ships and is capable of up to 32 knots of speed. The ship has a distinctive style combining modern angular and classic lines into a unique and pleasing appearance.
The vessel has all the amenities travelers would expect on a modern cruise ship of this size with a full-service spa, a pool and sun deck, a theater-style lounge, men's and women's saunas, a library, computer lab and several classrooms. There is one main dining venue and a snack bar poolside. There are also a 9,000-volume library and computer center with wireless internet access.
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This is a gem of a small ship. Within modern, angular exterior lines, the interior contains an assortment of attractive lounges, classrooms and dining areas. Staterooms and suites are found on 5 of the 7 passenger decks, arranged in 11 categories with 7 basic cabin configurations. Perfectly suited to the type of educational voyages it undertakes for much of the year, it is also a very comfortable cruise ship which retains nearly all of its original features and charm.
Built: Germany, 2002
Gross Tonnage: 24,318 tons
Length: 590 feet
Beam: 84 feet (25.50 meters)
Draft: 24 feet (7.3 meters)
Passenger Capacity: 836 double occupancy
Twin Screw, controllable pitch propellers.
(4) Main 9L46C Wartsila NSD engines generating 9,450 kW of power each with (4) additional 2,000 kW auxiliary engines.
Total power 37,800kW.
Cruising Speed: 22 knots with only two of the main engines running.
Cruising speed on four main engines, 27.5 knots.
At full power, maximum speed is estimated at 33 knots, or nearly 38 miles per hour.