Last Charter Name Aegean Paradise
Ship has sail under many charter names
March 2012 After bankruptcy of Quail/Happy Cruises, Happy Dolphin has been laid up in Piraeus. She will be chartered for the 2012 summer season to a Turkish tour operator ETSTUR and be renamed AEGEAN PARADISE. She will start cruising from Izmir and do 2, 3 and 4-night cruises to the Greek Islands. At the end of August she will be deployed to Istanbul where she will do 3, 5, 6 and 7-night cruises to the Greek Islands and to the Black Sea. The season will end at the 28th September when the ship arrives to Istanbul.
Registered Owner: Hainan Cruise Enterprises sa. - Hongkong --Affiliated company of: Enterprises Shipping and Trading SA. a Restis Group - Greece.
Entered service: 1990 - Refit: Hellenic Shipyard Perama - Greece - Gross tonnage: 23.287 - Pass. lower beds: 648 - All berths: 720 - Passenger decks: 8 - Length: 174 m. - Beam: 24 m. - Propulsion: 2 -12 cyl.four stroke single acting Pielstick diesel engines type: 12PC2-6V total power 13.316 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max. speed: 22 knots - Service speed: 18.5 knots - Built: Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (IHI) -Japan - Yard no. 2987 - - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: BV.
Former names: Orient Venus (1990-2005) - Cruise One (2005-2007) - Delphin Voyager (2007 - 2010) - Hainan Empress (2011) - Happy Dolphin (2011) - Aegean Paradise (2012)
Sister ship: Pacific Venus
|Acquired by Enterprise Shipping and Trading 2005. After intensive refit start operation for Delphin Kreuzfahrten may 2007 - During the renovation, the following main changes are arranged: Originally, the front superstructure of the ship had a slender wrap around observation area two decks below the bridge on Deck 5. After her Greek renovation, the wrap around area was enclosed to add 2 additional cabins. The after end of the ship underwent significant modification. The superstructure behind the funnel was removed down to Deck 4. When completed, the ship emerged with 67 balcony cabins in 3 tiers wrapping around the stern of the ship. The ship also got a disco on to the rear end of the funnel.|
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 32.34|
|Due to the insolvency of Delphin Kreuzfahrten ship will not return. From jan.2011 ship is chartered by Chinese Investor Group. Hainan Cruises Enterprises. New name HAINAN EMPRESS. Charter ended may 2011. On charter to Quail/Happy Cruises new name: Happy Dolphin. Sept.24-2011 Quail/Happy Cruises ceased operations. Ship laid-up.|
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