MS Albatros

MS Albatros was a Royal Viking Star-class cruise ship, operated by the Germany-based travel agency Phoenix Reisen. She was built in 1973 by Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland for Royal Viking Line as Royal Viking Sea, and has also sailed under the names Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, and Crown. She was the second Albatros for Phoenix Reisen as she was the replacement of the original SS Albatros. MS Albatros was also known for her Queen Elizabeth 2-esque funnel. In October 2020 Albatros was sold as a hotel vessel for the Pick Albatros Group in the Middle East, which operates some 15 hotels and resorts in Hurghada region. However, the project was never initiated, and the ship stayed at Hurghada until sold in 2021 for scrap, after a stop in Jeddah. She was beached in Alang on 27 July 2021.[2] Scrapping on Albatros started in mid September 2021.

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MS Albatros
History
Bahamas
Name
  • 1973–1991: Royal Viking Sea
  • 1991–1997: Royal Odyssey
  • 1997–2001: Norwegian Star
  • 2001–2002: Norwegian Star 1
  • 2002–2004: Crown [1]
  • 2004–2021: Albatros
  • 2021: Tros
Operator
Port of registry
BuilderWärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland
Yard number397
Launched19 January 1973
Acquired16 November 1973
In service25 November 1973
Out of service2020
Identification
FateScrapped in Alang on 27 July 2021
General characteristics (as built)
Tonnage
Length177.70 m (583 ft 0 in)
Beam25.20 m (82 ft 8 in)
Draught7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
Installed power
Speed21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity536 passengers
General characteristics (currently)[1]
Tonnage
Length205.46 m (674 ft 1 in)
Beam27.00 m (88 ft 7 in)
Draught7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
Installed power4 × Wärtsilä 6L38A
PropulsionTwo shafts; controllable pitch propellers
Capacity812 passengers
As Norwegian Star on 20 February 2000

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  1. ^ a b "Albatros (07937)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Albatros Sold For Scrap As Hotel Plans Fail". cruiseharbournews. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.

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