Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cypriot cruise ship (ex-Starward 1968-1995, Bolero 1995-2006, Orient Queen 2006-2013) Louis Aura 2013-2017, Aegean Queen 2017)

With our thanks to Andreas for allowing us to publish

As the Aegean Queen Malta-flagged, IMO 6821080, MMSI 215467000 and call sign 9HA2738. Laid down by AG Weser, Werk Seebeck/Bremen, Germany with yard number 935 on 1 January 1967, launched on 30 November 1968 and no longer in service. As the Starward operated by the Norwegian Cruise Lines and operated by Teal Shippin..As the Bolero operated by the Greek line Festival Cruises. In 2004 taken over by the Abou Merhi Lines and to operated from Dubai, then Beirut (Lebanon) and then Florida. Sold in August 2006 to the Cypriot Louis Cruise Lines. Until 2013 as the Orient Queen and renamed Louis Ata in 2013. Norway-flagged with as homeport Oslo 1968-February 1987, Bahamas-flagged with as homeport Nassau February 1987-Julu 1995, Panama-flagged Julu 1995-July-2007, Greece-flagged July 2007-April 2009 with as homeport Piraeus and call sign SVSI, April 2009-September 2011 Marshall Islands-flagged with as homeport Majuro and since September 2013 Malta-flagged. Anno 2017 laid up. Gross tonnage 15.781 tons, net tonnage 6.916 tons, summer deadweight 2.516 tons and as dimensions 160,11 x 22,84 x 6,7 metres or 525.4 x 74.11 x 22.0  feet. Speed 16 knots. Crew numbered 400 men.