ZENITH

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July 3-2019 Pullmantur has confirmed the Zenith will leave its fleet in early 2020. "More details about how she will be replaced and our growth plans will be submitted soon," the company said, in a statement sent to Cruise Industry News. "This development is the next step in the company’s strategy to convert Pullmantur Cruceros into the most successful Spanish cruise line of all time," the line said. As part of a joint venture, Royal Caribbean Cruises is a 49 percent stakeholder in Pullmantur, and owns the company’s fleet, which are on a lease agreement to the Spanish brand. Sailing in Northern Europe this summer, the ZENITH was set to cruise in the Western Mediterranean later this year and the Canary Islands over the winter, offering seven night cruises. With a scheduled Northern Europe summer set for 2020, the Monarch is now poised to take the Zenith’s place. The ZENITH debuted for Celebrity Cruises in 1992 as a sister to the HORIZON The 47,413-ton ship was built by Meyer Werft and has capacity for 1,828 guests.

Pullmantur have confirmed that  “Zenith” has been sold to the Japanese company Japan Grace eg.PeaceBoat and will be renamed “Ocean Dream II”, replacing the vintage “Ocean Dream”.

Registered Owner: RCL Zenith  LLC - Spain - Operator: Pullmantur Cruises - Spain - 49% owned by Royal Caribbean

Entered service: 1992 – Refit 2006/7 - Gross tonnage: 47.413 - Pass. lower beds: 1440 - All berths: 1828 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length: 207,60 m. - Beam: 29,33 m. - Draught: 7,7 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make MAN-B&W type 2x6L 40/54-2x9L 40/54 - Total installed power: 19.980 kW. 2x Controllable pitch propellers -  Max. speed 21,4 knots - Service speed 18 knots - Built: Meyer Werft -Germany - Yard no. 620 - Flag: Malta - Classification: DNV/GL

Operators: Celebrity Cruises (1992-2007) -Pullmantur (2007-2014)-Croisieres de France (2014-2017)-Pullmantur (2017-until present  Shipname never changed

Sistership: Horizon

 Passenger space ratio all berths:  25.29
 Passenger space ratio lower beds:  32.93

May 2016 Madrid-based private equity firm Springwater, is taking a 51% stake in Croisières de France and Pullmantur, leaving the US cruise company with a 49% holding through new joint venture.
Royal Caribbean Cruises will retain full ownership of the vessels and aircraft operated by the two brands, which will be leased into joint venture.

Aquired by Pullmanturs in 2006 by internal transfer from Celebrity Cruises an other Royal Caribbean member. Ship not renamed. Start operations june 2007
May 10-2009 The captain on Pullmantur's ZENITH has been fined by Danish authorities after he ran the ship aground in shallow waters off Copenhagen, passing too close to a group of windmills in the Öresund Strait.
Febr.-2013 Paris-based Royal Caribbean subsidiary, CDF Croisieres de France, will double its fleet in 2014 adding Zenith, sistership of 1990-built Horizon which CDF acquired last year to replace its first ship Bleu de France. Zenith will be extensively refurbished later this year ahead of cruising for CDF in 2014.
June-25-2013  Zenith is under tow to Marghera, Italy, following an early morning engine room fire. The fire was put out quickly, with no reported injuries, however one of the ship's engines was damaged


        


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