ex. BLACK PRINCE
New Name: Ola Esmeralda
Black Prince ' which was sold to a Venezulian operation in 2009 has
appeared for sale on one of the ship brokers websites. Since being sold
by Fred Olsen the ship has been renamed ' Ola Esmeralda ' and had
operated cruise from La Guaira until about nine months ago. She is
advertised for sale at US $ 2.75 million and said to be able to be moved
under her own power.
Nov.16-2012 The ex. Black Prince renamed into Ola Esmeralda has ceased
operations acc. to reports familair with the situation.
|Sold to Servicios Acuaticos de Venezuela CA del. end oct.2009|
Owned by: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines - UK
Former Name: From 1966 same name. Only in summers 1970 until 1985 renamed in Venus
|The Black Prince is one of the oldest Cruiseships and she will be 40 years in service with Fred Olsen. Original designed as a ferry on the UK/Amsterdam-Norway route. In wintertime sailing as cruiseferry from Norway/Rotterdam to the Canary Islands. In 1986 converted to a full cruiseship and still in operation under the same name.|
|16.10.2008: Fred Olsen to retire Black Prince
in October 2009
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced it will retire Black Prince in October 2009. The 441 passenger ship, which was built for the company by Flender Werft in Lubeck in 1966, will operate a series of four Farewell Cruises starting on 9th September from Liverpool, and ending on 16th October in Southampton.
When Black Prince entered service for Fred. Olsen Ltd on 19th October, 1966, it was in the role of a joint passenger/freight ferry operating between the UK and the Canary islands in the winter, and the UK and Norway in the summer. The ship was converted to a full-time cruise ship in 1987 and from February that year became a key player in the cruising market in the UK
Sold to Servicios Acuaticos de Venezuela CA (SAVECA)
Entered service: 1966 - Refits: 1987/2000 - Gross tonnage: 11.209 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 442 - All berths: 472 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 143,40 m.- Beam: 19,60 m. - Main propulsion : 2 dieselengines make Crossley/Pielstick type 18PC2V total output 12.310 kW. - 2 Fixed pitch propellers - Maximum speed: 20 knots - Built: Flender Werft - Lubeck - Germany - Yard no. 561 - Classification: DNV - Flag: Bahamas
|The Black Prince has two unusual facilities an indoor swimmingpool and a marina platform.|
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