MV Discovery Sun

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Discovery Sun in Port Everglades.JPG
Discovery Sun moored in Port Everglades
Career
Name: MV Discovery Sun
Owner: Discovery Cruise Line
Operator: Discovery Cruise Line
Port of registry:  Bahamas
Builder: Lübeck, Germany
Launched: 1968
Identification: IMO number: 6815158
Status: broken up[1]
General characteristics
Tonnage: 11,979 GT[1]
Length: 134 metres (440 ft)
Beam: 21 metres (69 ft)
Capacity: 1,210

The MV Discovery Sun was the flagship and sole ship of Discovery Cruise Lines, a Miami-based tour operator. She was built in Lübeck, Germany in 1968 and was renovated in 1995 and then updated in 2000. She previously was named Scandinavian Sun for day cruise operator Sea Escape.

The MV Discovery Sun provided daily service (except Wednesdays) from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island and acted as a passenger cruise ferry service for both Bahamians and tourists. It has provided consistent service to Grand Bahama, while also assisting with hurricane relief to the island.

Facilities on board the Discovery Sun included two dining rooms, four lounges, one casino, live bands/calypso/disco, video arcade, swimming pool, sun decks, live entertainment & shows, jackpot bingo, duty-free gift shops, kids' club and cabins.

End of life[edit]

In September 2011, Discovery Cruise Lines ceased operations,[2] citing high operating costs and lack of profitability.[3] The MV Discovery Sun was subsequently offered for sale,[citation needed] and is was broken up for scrap.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Discovery Sun (6815158)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. http://www.equasis.org/EquasisWeb/restricted/ShipList?fs=ShipSearch&P_PAGE=1&P_IMO=6815158. Retrieved 2012-08-27.(registration required)
  2. ^ "Discovery Cruise Line - closed". Yelp. 
  3. ^ "Discovery Cruise Line to cease operations Sept. 6".