MV Coral

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Career
Name: Cunard Adventurer (1971-1977)
Sunward II (1977-1991)
Triton (1991-2004)
Coral (2004-2013)
Cora (2013)
Operator: Cunard Line (1971-1977)
Norwegian Cruise Line (1977-1991))
Epirotiki Line (1991-1995)
Royal Olympic Cruises (1995-2004)
Louis Cruises (2004-2013)
Builder: De Rotterdamsche Droogdok, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Identification: IMO number: 7046936
Status: Arrived in Alang for breaking
General characteristics
Tonnage: 14,194 GT
Length: 148 m (486 ft)
Beam: 22 m (72 ft)
Draught: 6.15 m (20 ft)
Decks: 7 (passenger decks)
Propulsion: Four 12-cylinder Stork-Werkspoor diesel engines[1]
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Capacity: 718/832,[1] 756/945[2]

MV Coral (formerly Triton, Sunward II, Cunard Adventurer) was a cruise ship in service for Louis Cruises until 2011.[3] She was a Cunard Line cruise ship that operated from 1971-1977. She was the first of the company’s vessels in the 20th century to bear a name that did not end in “ia” or begin with “Queen.” The only ex-Cunard ship still in service from this era is the MS Golden Iris (formerly Cunard Princess).[4]

Sold in 1977, Cunard Adventurer became Sunward II for Norwegian Cruise Line. In April 2005 she was sold at auction to Louis Cruises.

As Coral she sailed in the Mediterranean and Greek islands until 2011.[5]

Louis announced in May 2013 that for the 2014 season, Coral was to be renamed Louis Rhea, to reflect the company's Hellenic heritage.[6] However in December the plans were cancelled and she was reported to have been sold to a scrap firm in Aliaga, Turkey and subsequently to Alang, India.[7] She arrived in Alang for breaking on January 30, 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "M / S Cunard Adventurer". Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  2. ^ Ward, Douglas. Berlitz complete guide to cruising & cruise ships 2012 (20th ed.). London: Berlitz Publishing. p. 309. ISBN 978-178-004-000-4. 
  3. ^ "CORAL - IMO 7046936". Shipspotting.com. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cunard Adventurer". February 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Coral Cruise Review June 2011". CruiseCritic.co.uk. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Louis Coral to be Renamed Louis Rhea". Cruise Industry News. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Knego, Peter. "Un-RHEA-lised: Ex Cunard Adventurer To Scrap Heap". MaritimeMatters. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "CORAL - Passanger Ship - Current Position". MarineTraffic.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

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