Club Harmony

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Club Harmony leaving Kobe Port 20120809-001.jpg
History
Name:
  • Axel Johnson (1969–1986)
  • Regent Sun (1986)
  • Italia (1987)
  • Costa Marina (1988–2011)
  • Harmony Princess (2011–2012)
  • Club Harmony (2012–2014)
  • Harmony 1 (2014)
Owner:
Operator:
Port of registry:
Builder:
Yard number: 1169
Completed: 1969
Acquired: 1969
Identification:
Status: Broken up at Alang, India
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Tonnage:
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 decommission

Club Harmony was a cruise ship, last 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 Axel Johnson for the Sweden-based Rederi AB Nordstjernan and operated on their Johnson Line services. In 1986 she was sold to Regency Cruises with the intention of being converted into a cruise ship under the name Regent Sun, but she was laid up instead. In 1987 she was sold to and renamed 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

On August 3, 2011 it was announced by parent company Carnival that new ships would be built for Costa to replace their older ships, starting with the Costa Marina.[4]

The Costa Marina left the fleet in November 2011, and was initially replaced by Iberocruceros' Grand Voyager for her Red Sea cruises.[5] Costa Marina was chartered to South Korea’s Harmony Cruise and renamed Harmony Princess with Marshall Islands registry, for cruises between Korea and Japan.[6] In 2012, her owners renamed her Club Harmony,[7][8] but she was laid up in January 2013.

In September 2014, she was sold for demolition in India and arrived at Alang the following month as Harmony 1.[9]

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" (PDF). PSi-Daily Shipping News. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 June 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Staff writers (14 July 2011). "Costa Marina Leaves Fleet". Cruise Industry News. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "El nuevo destino del Costa Marina" (in Spanish). Noticias de Cruceros. 29 November 2011. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  8. ^ https://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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