MS Albatros

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MS Albatros at sea, 2009.
  • 1973-1991: Royal Viking Sea
  • 1991-1997: Royal Odyssey
  • 1997-2001: Norwegian Star
  • 2001-2002: Norwegian Star 1
  • 2002-2004: Crown [1]
  • 2004-present: Albatros
Port of registry:
Builder: Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland
Yard number: 397
Launched: 19 January 1973
Acquired: 16 November 1973
In service: 25 November 1973
Status: In service
General characteristics (as built)
Length: 177.70 m (583 ft)
Beam: 25.20 m (83 ft)
Draught: 7.30 m (24 ft)
Installed power:
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity: 536 passengers
General characteristics (currently)[1]
Length: 205.46 m (674 ft)
Beam: 27.00 m (89 ft)
Draught: 7.30 m (24 ft)
Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 6L38A
Propulsion: Two shafts; controllable pitch propellers
Capacity: 812 passengers
MS Albatros as the Norwegian Star on February 20, 2000.

MS Albatros is a cruise ship, operated by the Germany-based travel agency Phoenix Reisen. She was built in 1973 by Wärtsilä Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland for Royal Viking Line as Royal Viking Sea, and has also sailed under the names Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, and Crown. She is the second Albatros for Phoenix Reisen as she was the replacement of the original SS Albatros. MS Albatros is also known for her QE2-esque funnel.



  1. ^ a b "Albatros (07937)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2013-04-18.


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