Registered Owner: Carnival Plc. - UK - Operator: P & O Australia
|Aug. 20 -2018 P&O
Australia announced today it had sold the Pacific Jewel; a buyer was not
named and the 70,285-ton ship will leave the fleet in early 2019.
Aug. 30 -2018 Another new cruise line is entering the fold as Zen Cruises announced today it had purchased the 1990-built P&O Pacific Jewel and intends to start service in 2019 out of India. The cruise brand is owned by Essel Group, which describes itself as a "multi-faceted business conglomerate, with a legacy of over 90 years."The company today announced the appointment of industry veteran Jurgen Bailom as President and CEO of the Group’s upcoming cruise line business, Zen Cruises Private Limited.
Dec. 2-2018 Jalesh Cruises will introduce a new brand to the Indian source market in April of 2019 as Zen Cruises has confirmed its new branding and ship name as the Pacific Jewel will be converted into the Karnika and start service from Mumbai. The new start up which is owned by Essel Group. The company takes delivery of the ship on March 12-2019, and is planning a six week conversion at a drydock in Asia.
March 12-2019 The Karnika will drydock in Singapore for an extensive refurbishment to customize the ship to suit Indians travelers. It will then sail from Singapore to Colombo via Kochi, New Mangalore, Goa and finally arrive in Mumbai on April 17. The ship will be sailing initially between Mumbai and Goa in April and May before offering Middle East cruises. Between May and September cruise passengers will have a choice of itineraries between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Muscat and Sir Ban Yas Island.
|Oct.28-2010 P&O Cruises Australia announced that Pacific Jewel is being temporarily withdrawn from service to enable a complex repair to be carried out on an extraordinary fault identified in a section of the ship’s propulsion system. Nov.27-2010 Pacific Jewel sailed on schedule this afternoon after being temporarily withdrawn from service a month ago for repairs to her propulsion system and a stabiliser.|
|Sept.-2009 The Ocean Village Two is set to sail to Singapore on Oct. 22 -2009 the estimated arrival date is Nov. 14. A team of over 700 workers at Sembawang Shipyard in addition to 700 officers and crew from the cruise line will make her the Pacific Jewel. The ship is slated to sail for Sydney on Dec. 1 and on Dec. 12 will be officially inaugurated at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay.|
|Ship original entered service in 1990 as
CROWN PRINCESS of P&O PRINCESS Cruises -USA.
Hand-over to P&O Germany - Seetours in 2002. After an intensive refit renamed as A'ROSA BLU mainly for the German market.
Due to Arosa -brand is sold to Arkona-Germany and restructure of P&O-Germany after take over by Carnival Corp.Plc.The A'ROSA BLU is handed-over to AIDA CRUISES begin of 2004 and renamed as AIDA blu. After a refit some public rooms are deleted such as cinema. Added 34 staterooms by increasing number of passengers the ship is a little crowded.
Internal transfer from Aida to Ocean Village delivery spring 2007
|2014 A fun laser game, a new nightclub, a dedicated chocolate shop and interconnecting cabins will all be added to P&O Cruises’ superliner Pacific Jewel during an exciting makeover in Sydney this month. When the ship emerges from Thales Shipyard at Garden Island on August 22, it will be the first in the P&O Cruises’ fleet to feature Laser Tag, a new game offering endless hours of fun for passengers of all ages on the ship’s top decks. During the revamp, Pacific Jewel’s child-free Oasis retreat will be expanded over two decks while a new nightclub will be created within the ship’s distinctive dome|
Entered service: 1990 – Refits: 2002-2007-2009 - 2014 - Gross tonnage: 70.285 - Pass. lower beds: 1582 - All berths: 1748 - Passenger decks: 11 - Length: 245,08 m. - Beam: 32,25 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make MAN-B&W type 8L58/64 - Total installed power: 24.000 kW. - Propulsion: by electric motors and 2 fixed propellers. - Service speed 19,5 knots - Max. speed 22,5 knots - Built: Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no. 5839 - Flag: United Kingdom - Classification: LR.
Former Names: Crown Princess (1990-2002) - A'rosa Blu (2002-2004)- AidaBlu (2004-2007) - Ocean Village Two (2007-2009) - Pacific Jewel (2009-2019 march)
Sistership: Regal Princess now Pacific Dawn
|Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 40.22|
Ocean Village Two
IMAGES COURTESY P&O AUSTRALIA
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