Club Harmony

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Club Harmony leaving Kobe Port 20120809-001.jpg
Career
Name: Axel Johnson (1969-1987)
Regent Sun (1986)
Italia (1987)
Costa Marina (1988-2011)
Harmony Princess (2011-2012)
Club Harmony (2012-present)
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc (1988-2011)
Polaris Shipping (2011-present)
Operator: Costa Cruises (1988-2011)
Harmony Cruise (2012)
Port of registry:  Italy, Genoa (1988-2011)
 Marshall Islands (2011-present)
Builder: Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard
Turku, Finland
Yard number: 1169
Completed: 1969
Acquired: 1969
Homeport: Genoa, Italy
Identification: Call sign: IBNC
IMO number: 6910544
MMSI no.: 247818000
Status: To be broken up
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Tonnage: 25,500 GT
10,834 NT
6,121 DWT
Length: 571.8 ft (174.3 m)
Beam: 84.6 ft (25.8 m)
Draught: 0.01 m (0.39 in)
Decks: 8 (passenger-accessible)
Speed: 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h; 23.6 mph)
Capacity: 1,005 passengers
Crew: 400
Notes: under decommision

MS Club Harmony is a cruise ship owned by Polaris Shipping and operated by Harmony Cruises. She was built in 1969 by the Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland as the container ship MS Axel Johnson for the Sweden-based Rederi AB Nordstjernan. In 1986 she was sold to Regency Cruises with the intention of being converted into a cruise ship under the name MS Regent Sun, but she was laid up instead. In 1987 she was sold to and renamed MS Italia but continued laid up. In 1988 the ship was acquired by Costa Cruises, renamed Costa Marina and rebuilt into a cruise ship at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. She entered service as the Costa Marina in 1990.[2][3] After a refurbishment[citation needed] in 2002, she was marketed more towards German passengers.[2] She was designed to blend together the outdoors with elegant Italian art.[citation needed]

Club Harmony as Costa Marina

The Costa Marina left the fleet in November 2011 and Iberocruceros' Grand Voyager will assume her position for Red Sea cruises.[4] Costa Marina was renamed Harmony Princess and is now sailing for Korea’s Harmony Cruise.[5] On August 3, 2011 an article was released stated of a new ship to be built for Costa and the ship will be the replacement once Costa's older ships have been sold starting with the Costa Marina.[6]

In 2012, her owners renamed her to Club Harmony.[7][8]

In September 2014, she was [9]on her way to Alang, India, to be broken up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Costa Marina". VesselTracker. 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Asklander, Micke. "M/S Axel Johnson (1969)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Piet Sinke (1 November 2002). "Passengerships Cruising in the Mediterranean". PSi-Daily Shipping News. Archived from the original on 13 June 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Staff writers (14 July 2011). "Costa Marina Leaves Fleet". Cruise Industry News. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "El nuevo destino del Costa Marina" (in Spanish). Noticias de Cruceros. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Carnival Corporation & plc Orders New Ships for Its Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises Brands" (Press release). Carnival Corporation & plc. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ http://110.45.173.105/www/news/art/2012/03/144_106084.html
  8. ^ http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/05/320_106084.html
  9. ^ "Equasis vessel folder (free login required)". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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