Registered Owner: GCCL Cayman Fleet 1 Ltd. - Beneficial owner: Grand Circle Travel Inc. - USA - Operator: Grand Circle Cruise -USA/Croatia
Entered service: 1998 - Refit: 2012/2016 - Gross tonnage: 3.504 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 88 - All berths: 90 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length: 99,60 m.- Beam: 13,90 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make Wärtsilä type 9L20 - total output 2.990 kW. -2 Controllable pitch propellers - Service speed: 15 knots - Max.speed: 17 knots - Built: Alstom Leroux - France - Yard no. 625- - Classification: BV.- Flag: Bahamas.
Former name: Le Levant (1998 - 2012) - Tere Moana (2012-2016) - Clio (2016 - until present
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 38.93|
|Oct. 2012 - Acquired by Pacific Beachcomber (Paul Gauguin Cruises) after intensive refit start operations dec. 2012 - Former name Le Levant - of Compagnie du Ponant|
|June 2015 -
Grand Circle acquires Paul Gauguin Cruises' Tere Moana
Paul Gauguin Cruises sold the 88-passenger Tere Moana to Grand Circle Travel. Paul Gauguin said it will continue operating all scheduled voyages
on the ship through May 14, 2016, without change to the service, operations, itineraries or staffing.
“We received an attractive offer to purchase the vessel and decided to take this opportunity to refocus in our home territory of French Polynesia
Grand Circle Cruise Line, confirmed today that
the fleet has acquired the 88-passenger M/V Tere
Moana from Paul Gauguin Cruises for an
undisclosed price. Small ships for us means
ships of fewer than 100 passengers, has become
increasingly popular among Americans 50 and
older because it offers ease of travel as well
as access to small ports—and the places, people,
and cultures beyond these ports.The cruise line
is considering relocating the ship to Asia/Southeast
Asia and offering itineraries that explore
Japan, Indonesia, Borneo, Sydney, Australia, and
beyond. Grand Circle Cruise Line will
assume operations of the ship in the summer of
2016 and will make a significant investment to
refurbish the ship.
It follows last
year's acquisition of the 98-passenger M/V
Corinthian, now operating in Antarctica, South
America, and Europe.
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