∞ ISLAND STAR ∞
New name: Pacific Dream
Island Cruises - UK - joint venture on 50/50 base between Royal Caribbean Int. and First Choice. Joint venture is ended oct. 2008. Island Cruises now 100 % First Choice a TUI Travel comp.
Official owner: Sunshine Cruises Ltd. a Royal Caribbean Comp.
Island Star: formerly Horizon of Celebrity Cruises enter service for Island Cruises oktober 2005 on a 6-year lease agreement.
|Oct. 1-2007 Island Star, which until a year ago sailed as Celebrity's Horizon, decided to end the cruise after engines again failed off the coast of France plunging the ship into darkness, and 1,476 passengers were ferried ashore in tenders.first experienced engine and power problems last week as it left Genoa. After emergency repairs, the Island Star headed towards Nice but again suffered a power outage. At that point, Island Cruises apparently decided to bring the cruise to a premature end.|
Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) announced today that it had agreed to sell
its 50 percent interest in Island Cruises to First Choice Holidays Ltd.,
the other 50 percent owner in the joint venture and a subsidiary of
British-based tour operator TUI Travel PLC (TUI). As part of the
transaction, RCL and TUI agreed to an early termination of the charter
of Island Star, one of two ships in the Island Cruises fleet. RCL is the
owner of Island Star and had chartered it to Island Cruises.
Upon its return in April 2009, RCL plans to redeploy the Island Star to Pullmantur Cruises, its Spanish brand. New name: Pacific Dream
Original entered service as Horizon for Celebrity Cruises. Built: 1990 - Gross Tonnage: 46.811 - Passengers based on 2: 1506 -All berths: 1875 - Built at Meyer Werft - Germany - Length 207,60 m. - Beam 29 m. - Passenger decks:10 - Speed: 18 knots.
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