Star Legend (ship)

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Le paquebot de croisière MS Seabourn Legend (1).jpg
The ship as MS Seabourn Legend
Career
Name: 2015 : Star Legend
1996-2015: Seabourn Legend
1995-1996: Queen Odyssey
1992-1995: Royal Viking Queen
Operator:

Seabourn Cruise Line 1996-2015

Windstar Cruises 2015
Port of registry: 1992–2001: Oslo,  Norway
2002–2014: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Schichau-Seebeckwerft
Laid down: 1990
Launched: May 1991
Commissioned: February 29, 1992 as Royal Viking Queen
Identification: Call sign: C6FR6
IMO number: 9008598
MMSI number: 311085000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 9,961 GT
Length: 135 m (440 ft) [1]
Beam: 19.6 m (63 ft)
Draft: 5.2 m (16.5 ft)
Installed power: 7280 kW
Speed: 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph)
16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (service)
Capacity: 208 passengers
Crew: 164

Star Legend (formerly Royal Viking Queen, Queen Odyssey and Seabourn Legend) is a cruise ship constructed by Schichau-Seebeckwerft in Bremerhaven, Germany and operated by Windstar Cruises.

She is the identical sister ship of Star Pride and Star Breeze, all designed by Petter Yran and Bjørn Storbraaten.[1]

Under one of her previous names, Seabourn Legend, she was featured in the 1997 film Speed 2: Cruise Control. In the movie, LAPD Police Officer Alex Shaw (Jason Patric) and his girlfriend Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) are trapped on the ship, where navigation computers have been reprogrammed by a computer hacker, (Willem Dafoe) setting the ship on a collision course with a supertanker.

She will departed the Seabourn fleet in April 2015, and entered service for Windstar Cruises in May 2015.[2]

History[edit]

Seabourn Legend as Royal Viking Queen crossing the Tower Hotel In London

The Construction of Royal Viking Queen Began in 1990 by Schichau-Seebeckwerft in Bremerhaven, Germany. She was the last ship to be built for Royal Viking Line and the smallest. She was originally planned for Seabourn Cruise Line in 1990, was delayed due to investors' financial constraints and was ultimately purchased by Royal Viking Line. She was launched on May 1991, and was completed on February 1992. She was put into service for Kloster Cruise in February 1992. She operated her sea trials and her maiden voyage began on February 11, 1992 and was finished on February 29, 1992. The ship operated on various crossings for Royal Viking Line, a Kloster subsidiary.

In 1995, the vessel's name was changed to Queen Odyssey after she was assigned to Royal Cruise Line, another Kloster subsidiary. She remained in operation for Royal Cruise Line until January 1996, when she was sold to Seabourn and joined her sister ships.

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