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Registered Owner: Kingston Maritime - Malta -a New Century Maritime Company Hongkong - Beneficial owner: Egon Oldendorff Gmbh.&Co - Germany - Operator New Century Maritime Comp. - Hongkong (since july 2015)

Entered service: 1990 - Refit: Hellenic Shipyard Perama - Greece - Gross tonnage: 23.287 -  Pass. lower beds: 648 - All berths: 720 - Passenger decks: 8 - Length: 174 m. - Beam: 24 m. - Propulsion: 2 -12 cyl.four stroke single acting Pielstick diesel engines type: 12PC2-6V total power 13.316 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max. speed: 22 knots - Service speed: 18.5 knots - Built: Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (IHI) -Japan - Yard no. 2987 -  - Flag: Panama - Classification: Rina since dec.24-2015

Former names:  Orient Venus (1990-2005) - Cruise One (2005-2007) - Delphin Voyager (2007 - 2010) - Hainan Empress (2011) - Happy Dolphin (2011) - Aegean Paradise (2012 - until present)

Sister ship: Pacific Venus

Ship has sail under many charter names
Built for Japan Cruise Line, the ship sailed as Orient Venus until 2005 when it was sold to First Cruise One Corp., controlled by the Restis Group of Greece, and renamed Cruise One. After an upgrade in Greece it operated on charter to Delphin Kreuzfarhten as Delphin Voyager. Following Delphin's insolvency in 2010, it eventually was acquired by Hainan Cruise and sailed briefly as Hainan Empress before going on charter to Quail Cruises/Happy Cruises as Happy Dolphin. After that company's collapse March 2012, the vessel was chartered for the 2012/3 summer season Turkish tour operator Etstur, and has sailed as Aegean Paradise from Turkey.

July 25-2015 New Century Maritime of Hong Kong has entered into a memorandum of agreement to purchase a 1990-built, 23,287gt cruise ship from Hainan Cruise.
Aegean Paradise will be sold to Kingston Maritime, wholly-owned by New Century Maritime, at a price of $22.89m. An independent firm providing ship valuation services has valued the vessel at $27m.
The acquisition gives New Century Maritime a third cruise ship, along with Leisure World and Amusement World. Aegean Paradise will be delivered to Kingston Maritime at ST Marine Ltd Shipyard in Singapore.

New Century Maritime will operate the vessel as a casino ship off the Indonesian island of Batam.

         Passenger space ratio all berths: 32.34

Orient Venus




Due to the insolvency of Delphin Kreuzfahrten ship will not return. From jan.2011 ship is chartered by Chinese Investor Group. Hainan Cruises Enterprises. New name HAINAN EMPRESS. Charter ended may 2011. On charter to Quail/Happy Cruises new name: Happy Dolphin.  Sept.24-2011     Quail/Happy Cruises ceased operations.  Ship laid-up.




Aegean Paradise-New Century

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