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              April 2017 Ship sold to breakers in India and is now heading for the breakers under the name HEN.

May 2017 The old vessel recently completed the towing process and is now laid up upon the banks of the world famous Indian ship-breaking yard in Alang, India. The rusting ship will be broken apart slowly in the coming months and the steel will be sold to be used again.

Photo: Danzil Vally D'souza


Registered Owner:  Triton International Investment Co Ltd.  since dec. 2011 Care of Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.  - Operator: HNA Tourism - China


Nov. 2015  HNA has shut down its one-ship cruise operation with the Henna in China. Just three years after starting up with the 1986-built Henna, purchased from P&O Australia, HNA will cease operating cruises. Future of the ship is unknown

Since the Henna's last cruise with HNA, she is currently laid up and is for sale for $35 million USD.

Most probably one of the last photos of the 1985 launched ex PACIFIC SUN as she was spotted last Sunday Westbound in the Singapore Straits heading for Bhavnagar in India under the name HEN, The liner was delivered in 1986 by Kockums Varv, Malmö, Sweden, for Carnival Cruise Line as JUBILEE, along with near-sister ship CELEBRATION. The other near-sister ship of the class, HOLIDAY, was built earlier by Aalborg Værft in Aalborg, Denmark. In 2004, the vessel was transferred to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed Pacific Sun. Pacific Sun arrived in Australia in November 9, 2004, and began year-round cruises from Sydney to the South Pacific and Tropical North Queensland. From late 2007, she was based at Brisbane, and was then the largest year-round liner to be based in Queensland. After receiving a multimillion-dollar makeover, she sailed in all white colours, like P&O's other ships, along with new amenities. PACIFIC SUN was the only ship of three sisters (with GRAND CELEBRATION and GRAND HOLIDAY) whose funnel was changed upon leaving the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet; her sister's funnels were simply painted over and not changed, while Sun had both Carnival's iconic wings and a part of shelding removed. Carnival's first new build ship, the slightly older TROPICALE (Now MS OCEAN DREAM), also had her Carnival funnel removed, and replaced with Costa Cruises's round stove-pipe funnel which she still has today. On 18 December 2011, P&O announced that PACIFIC SUN would leave its fleet in July 2012. Her farewell cruise was an 8-day roundtrip from Portside Wharf in Brisbane, Australia, and stopping at Nouméa, Lifou in New Caledonia, and Port Vila in Vanuatu with three days at sea. PACIFIC SUN had completed between 314 and 332 cruises, with 2,707 nights at sea and an estimated 586,000 passengers carried

On 13 September 2012, new owner HNA Cruises renamed the ship HENNA; she made her maiden voyage under Chinese ownership on 26 January 2013 from Sanya to Vietnam. From January to April, the ship operated between Sanya and Ha Long Bay and Da Nang in Vietnam. From May to September, her home port was shifted to Tianjin, with a new route launching between Tianjin and the South Korean ports ofIncheon and Jeju Island In September 2013 the ship was detained at a port on the South Korean island of Jeju after Chinese shipping service company Jiangsu Shagang International applied for a seizure. After several days stuck on board, the 1,659 passengers were flown home via the airlines company of HNA Group, leaving their cruise uncompleted but safe In November 2015, HNA shut down its cruise ship operation after three years of losing money due to newer vessels being deployed to the region. Since the HENNA 's last cruise with HNA, was laid up and was for sale for $35 million USD Her class was renewed and all statutory documents as well to make her fit for further trading. Lloyd's status report from 13.07.2016.

Entered service: 1986 – Refits: 2004/08/12 - Gross tonnage: 47.678 - Pass. lower beds: 1540 - All berths: 1960 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length: 223,40 m. - Beam: 28,20 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 2 diesel engines 7 cyl. make Sulzer Total installed power: 23.500 kW. - Service speed 19 knots - Max. speed 21 knots - Built: Kockums - Sweden - Yard no. 596 - Classification: Lloyds Register/  - Flag: Malta

    Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 24,26
Internal sold in 2004 by Carnival Cruise Lines to P&O-Australia -After an intensive refit at Grand Bahamas Dockyards she got interior as well as exterior changes. The most exterior changes are the removal of the Carnival winglets on the funnel and the construction of so called ducktail on the stern. Due to this construction the ship will pitch and roll less and increase of fuel efficienty. Entered service for P&O-nov.2004. New name: Pacific Sun
Dec. 2011 Carnival Australia has announced that the  Pacific Sun, ex Carnival Jubilee has been sold to an undisclosed buyer. The ship was built in 1986 and was transferred to Australia's P&O in 2004 and she will leave the fleet in June 2012.
July 9-2012 According to Chinese media, P&O’s 47,700-ton Pacific Sun has been sold to China-based HNA Tourism, a subsidiary of HNA Group, with interests in Grand China Logistics and Hainan Airlines. A sale price was not disclosed. HNA Tourism Group operates 12 subsidiary companies, including travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rental agencies and more.
Sept. 18 -2012 China’s HNA Tourism Group, which acquired Pacific Sun from P&O Cruises Australia in July, is renaming the ship Henna and            launching a cruise programme to serve the home market at the start of 2013.Operated by HNA Tourism Cruises Yacht Management Co., Ltd, the first mainland company in China to own a cruise ship.The ship will begin her deployment in 2013 following a refurbishment, and Star Cruises has signed on to manage the vessel for HNA

Henna, was inaugurated on Jan 26 - 2013 at the Sanya Phoenix Island international port. This new luxury cruise liner, owned by HNA Cruises, can accommodate 1,965 passengers in 739 cabins, including nine suites with balconies. Facilities aboard include restaurants, designer shops, casinos, cinemas, spas and pools, and more.
From January to April, the Henna will sail between Sanya, Ha Long Bay and Da Nang, while its schedule from May to September will see it cruise through Tianjin, Incheon and Jeju Island. The inauguration of this first Chinese cruise liner means that China is now competing with other international cruise companies offering voyages in the region.

Former name: Jubilee (1986- 2004) - Pacific Sun (2004-2012) - Henna ( 2012 until present

Sistership: Celebration now Grand Celebration in 2015 Costa Celebration.

Jubilee of Carnival Cruise Lines



July 31-2008 - 42 passengers have received medical attention after PACIFIC SUN was hit by severe weather, experienced  7 metre swells and 50 knot winds causing her to roll sharply  just before 8 pm last night. The ship was en route to Auckland following an eight day cruise in the South Pacific, and is now holding its position about 540 kilometres north east of New Zealand.

March 12 -2010 The Pacific Sun departed late for her current cruise and apparently is now sailing on a single engine at a much reduced speed towards Vila. The captain has been unable to advise how long the ship will be in Vila or what is happening to the remainder of the current itinerary or the next cruise. There are also apparently significant air conditioning issues that has meant no airconditioning to parts of the ship though this fault has been around for over 3 weeks and is yet to be rectified.


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