Registered Owner: Aegean Odyssey Maritime Comp. SA. - Greece - a Gerry Herrod company - UK - Operator: Voyages to Antiquity - Greece
tour operator Road Scholar will have the use of its own ship for the
first time starting in 2020. Voyages to Antiquity's 350-passenger Aegean
Odyssey will sail on charter to Road Scholar from 2020 to 2023.
Road Scholar has announced a three-year charter of the Aegean Odyssey. The United States' largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults will get the ship next April 2020 and operate it through 2023, according to a statement.
April 2019 Unfortunately, Voyages to Antiquity regrets to inform guests that it has been forced to cancel ten cruises aboard Aegean Odyssey in the upcoming season. During this time the ship will undergo a repair to her starboard engine.
Entered service: 1973 as Ro-Ro ferry Narcis- 1985 Sold to Dolphin Hellas - 1986 Stretched by 29 m. and converted to cruise ship - Refits: 1992-2002-2009/2010 - Gross tonnage: 12.094 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 358 - All berths: 370 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 140,50 m.- Beam: 20,80 m. - Draught: 6,58 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines - Make: Pielstick-Crossley 14 cyl.- total output 10.300 kW - Service speed: 16 knots - Built: Santierul Galatz - Rumania - Yard no. 617 - Classification: LR - Flag: Panama - Last refurbishment in Greece at Keratsini and Salaminas Shipyard
Passenger space ratio all berths: 32.69
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 33.78
Former names: Narcis (1973-1985) Built in 1973 as the Zim ro-ro ferry Narcis. Bought by Dolphin Hellas cruises in 1986, and renamed Aegean Dolphin after conversion to a cruise ship in 1988.- Alkyon (1985-1986) - Aegean Dolphin (1986-1989) - Dolphin (1989-1990) -Aegean Dolphin (1990 -1996) - Aegean -I (1996 -2009) Aegean Odyssey (2009 until present
There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.
Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.
|Narcis and Aegean Dolphin photos provided by Alan Dumelow|
|Above IMAGES AS AEGEAN-1|
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