Registered Owner: Explorer Partners Ltd. - USA - Beneficial owner: Sunstone Ships Inc. -USA - Operator: Iceland Pro Cruises in summertime and Quark Expeditions in wintertime.
Entered service: 1974/1986 - Refit: 2004/2015 - Gross tonnage: 8.282 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 189 - All berths: 226 - Passenger decks: 6 - Length: 142,19 m.- Beam: 16 m. - Propulsion: 2- Wartsila/Wichmann type: WX 28V10 diesel engines total output 5.500 kW.at 600 rpm. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max.speed: 16 knots - Service speed: 14 knots - Built: KMV- Norway - Yard no. 220 - Classification: BV.- Flag: Bahamas since 1-1-2012
Original built in 1974 as Ro-Ro ship Begonia. Fully converted in a cruiseship in
1986 at LLoyd Werft Germany. Refurbished 2004 in Norway
Former names: Begonia - Femhil - Explorer Starship - Song of Flower (acquired by Ponant Cruises from Radisson Seven Seas in 2003) - Le Diamant until 2011 - Ocean Diamond from 2011 until present
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 36.65|
International Shipping Partners arranged the acquisition of Le Diamant
from Compagnie du Ponant. ISP has been appointed the administrative,
commercial and technical manager of Le Diamant by its new owners, a
Bahamian company controlled by a number of investors. Delivery is
scheduled for mid-December 2011.
Le Diamant will be back sailing for Compagnie du Ponant in summer 2012 after the operator chartered its former ship from International Shipping Partners. Le Diamant has been chartered for multiple winter seasons to Quark Expeditions. Charter 2015 for 3 years in summertime may-sept. by Iceland ProCruises -Germany in wintertime Quark Expeditions
As Song of Flower at Rhodos
On Charter Quark Expeditions
On Charter Iceland Pro Cruises
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