LA BELLE DES OCEéANS
Registered Owner: Belle de L'Ocean SA. - Luxembourg - Operator: Croisi Europe - France
Entered service: 1989 - Refit: 1999 - Singapore/2014/2016/2019 - Gross tonnage: 5.218 - Pass. cap. based on two: 120. - All berths: 128 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length: 102,96 m. - Beam: 15,40 m.- Propulsion: 2 Wartsila Vasa diesel engines type 16V22HF total power 5.350 kW. at 1000 rpm. - Drive: 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Service speed: 14 knots - Max. speed: 16 knots - Built : Nippon Kokan Tsu Shipyard - Japan - Yard no. 112 - Flag: Belgium - Classification: Bureau Veritas.
Former names: Oceanic Grace (1989- 1997)- Oceanic Odyssey (1997-1998) - Aquired by Clipper Cruise Line in 1998 from Japan's Showa Line and renamed in Clipper Odyssey (1998-2013) from 2013 renamed Silver Discoverer (until summer 2019) due to charter agreement La belle des Océans (summer 2019 -until present
| Passenger space ratio all berths:
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 43.48
|June 2018 - In
summer 2019, the expedition vessel Silver Discoverer will be going back
to its charterer Sun Stone Ships Inc.
April 2019 Some sources have confirmed that the Silver Discoverer will be operated by France Croisi Europe. It will be the first seagoing cruisevessel of the company. Until now Croisi Europe has an important fleet of river cruiseships.
May 2019 European river giant CroisiEurope is expanding its ocean-cruise fleet by acquiring a second ship, Silver Discoverer. It will operate as La Belle des Océans. Silversea Cruises is ending its charter of Silver Discoverer from SunStone Ships, and the 120-passenger expedition vessel will be leaving the fleet summer 2019.
Nov. 25-2019 CroisiEurope's La Belle des Oceans has arrived in Phuket after damaging its hull on an uncharted rock near Phi Phi Island, according to media reports. The ship will remain in port until repairs are completed on the hull, which could take a week, according to local news.The rock was said to tear a hole in the ship’s hull on the portside.The underwater rock that the cruise liner struck, tearing a hole in the ship’s mid-port section under the waterline, was not marked on navigation charts. Passengers have been taken to Novotel Phuket Phokeethra in Phuket Town, where they will stay until they are flown to Singapore. CroisiEurope acquired the 120-passenger ship earlier this year, which most recently sailed as the Silver Discoverer.
La Belle des Océans.
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