MARELLA DREAM (since oct. 2017)
Registered Owner: Grand Cruise Investments - Cyprus -Beneficial owner: Carnival Corp. - USA - Operator: Marella Cruises - UK
|july-2009 Carnival Corporation announced that the 1,488-passenger Costa Europa, currently operated by its Costa Cruises brand, will join British travel company Thomson Cruises under a 10-year bareboat charter beginning in April 2010. Under the agreement, Thomson has an option to purchase the ship any time after five years. Costa Europa will be sold during April 2010 to Grand Cruise Investments Unipessoal LDA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp & plc. New name: Thomson Dream|
Original entered service: 1986 - Refits: 1989/2002/2010 - Gross tonnage: 54.763 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 1506. - All berths: 1756 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length: 243,23 m. - Beam: 29,73 m. - Draught: 7,21 m. - Propulsion: 2 x 10 cylinder B&W-MAN diesel engines - type: 10L55GB - Bore: 550 mm. - stroke: 1380 mm. - total output 23.830 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max. speed: 21 knots - Cruising Speed: 19 knots - Built at : Meyer Werft - Germany - Yard no: 610 Classification: DNV/GL - Flag: Malta.
Former names: Homeric (1986-1988) - Westerdam (1988-2002) - Costa Europa (2002-2009) - Thomson Dream (2010-2017) - Marella Dream (2017-until present
|Homeric aquired by HAL. Ship went in october 1989 to Meyer Werft for a stretch of 36,9 m. and returned service march 1990.|
Passenger space ratio all berths: 31.19
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 36.36
Marella Dream cruise ship (formerly "Thomson Dream") is a leased vessel, which current owner is Costa Crociere (Carnival Corporation's subsidiary company). The ship was built as "ms Homeric"
Marella Cruises is a British cruise company and trademarked brand owned by TUI Group. The company entered the cruise market in 1973 via Thomson Holidays (now TUI UK), but due to rising fuel costs this service was terminated in 1976. Thomson Cruises restarted passenger shipping operations in 1995. The Thomson brand was renamed to "Marella Cruises" in 2017. Marella is part of TUI Travel Group.
Marella Dream has a total of 753 cabins 11 Suites, 501 Oceanview, 252 Inside, 19 Single.
June 29-2005 Bergen Norway
June 25-2004 St.Petersburg
|Febr.26-2010 The Costa Europa smashed into a pier during bad weather in the
Ports said the sailors, an Indian, a Honduran and a Brazilian,
died from the impact. Officials said bad weather caused the crash.The
four tourists, three British women and an Italian man, were taken to
hospital in stable condition.The ship was pulling into the port at Sharm
el-Sheikh after travelling from the
Red Sea port town
Safaga when the accident occurred. March 1-2010
When Costa Europa
struck the pier in Sharm El Sheik last Friday, its days with Costa and
the Carnival Corp. were numbered, but now Costa has decided that it will
not return to service for them
on Friday, killing three sailors and injuring
four tourists, maritime officials said.Officials from the General
Authority for |
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