MS Albatros

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MS Albatros
  • 1973–1991: Royal Viking Sea
  • 1991–1997: Royal Odyssey
  • 1997–2001: Norwegian Star
  • 2001–2002: Norwegian Star 1
  • 2002–2004: Crown [1]
  • 2004–onwards: Albatros
Port of registry:
Builder: Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland
Yard number: 397
Launched: 19 January 1973
Acquired: 16 November 1973
In service: 25 November 1973
Out of service: November 2020
Status: Laid Up at Port Said, Egypt
General characteristics (as built)
Length: 177.70 m (583 ft 0 in)
Beam: 25.20 m (82 ft 8 in)
Draught: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
Installed power:
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity: 536 passengers
General characteristics (currently)[1]
Length: 205.46 m (674 ft 1 in)
Beam: 27.00 m (88 ft 7 in)
Draught: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 6L38A
Propulsion: Two shafts; controllable pitch propellers
Capacity: 812 passengers

MS Albatros is a cruise ship. She was built in 1973 by Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland for Royal Viking Line as Royal Viking Sea, and has also sailed under the names Royal Odyssey, Norwegian Star, and Crown. She was the second Albatros for Phoenix Reisen as she was the replacement of the original SS Albatros. MS Albatros is also known for her Queen Elizabeth 2-esque funnel. In October 2020, she was sold from the Germany-based travel agency as an accommodation for the Pick Albatros Group in the Middle East, which operates some 15 hotels and resorts in Hurghada region, to make a Resort Ship in Red Sea.



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


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