MS Ocean Endeavour

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Kristina Katarina Eteläsatama 4.JPG
Kristina Katarina in Helsinki South Harbour
  • Konstantin Simonov (1982–1996)
  • Francesca (1996–2001)
  • The Iris (2001–2010)
  • Kristina Katarina (2010–2014)
  • Ocean Endeavour (2014–)
Owner: 2010–2014: Achieva SF-One Ltd
Operator: Kristina Cruises
Port of registry:
Builder: Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego,[2] Szczecin, Poland
Yard number: 492/03[2]
Launched: 17 April 1981[3]
Acquired: 1982[3]
Maiden voyage: April 1982
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 12,907 GT[4][5]
Length: 137.61 m (451 ft)[2]
Beam: 21.01 m (68.9 ft)[2]
Draught: 5.6 m (18.4 ft)[2][5]
Decks: 9 total, 6 passenger decks[5]
Installed power: 12,800kW
Propulsion: Two fixed propellers
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)[5]
Capacity: 450 passengers[5]
Crew: 90–100[5]

MS Ocean Endeavour is a cruise ship. She operated as Konstantin Simonov in the Baltic sea from construction, undergoing a refit in 1988. From 1996 to 2001, the ship operated as Francesca in the Mediterranean sea. Until 2010, the ship was owned by Israeli Mano Cruise (after a refit in 2001) and operated in the eastern Mediterranean sea under the name The Iris, during which time it was registered in Malta. The ship was refitted again and joined Kristina Cruises as Kristina Katarina in late 2010, taking over as flagship from the much smaller Kristina Regina.[6][7][8] On 8 January 2014,[9] the ship was sold and renamed Ocean Endeavour.

She is currently being operated in the northern summer season on the east coast of Canada, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic; by Adventure Canada and in the southern summer season to Antarctica from Ushuaia; by a joint venture between Peregrine Travel and Chimu Adventures [10] Adventure Canada is an independent, family-owned expedition cruise company from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Chimu Adventures and Peregrine are Australian owned Adventure travel companies.


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  1. ^ Второе пришествие Константина Симонова[permanent dead link] (in Russian) Аркадий Гринберг. Моряк Украины № 24. 2002 г.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ocean Endeavour (ex. Konstantin Simonov) , IMO 7625811".
  3. ^ a b "M/S KONSTANTIN SIMONOV (1982)".
  4. ^ Equasis
  5. ^ a b c d e f "M/S Kristina Katarina / Specifications". Kristina Cruises. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Kristina Katarina". Retrieved 13 March 2010. (German)
  7. ^ "Kristina Cruises shipping company to acquire a new flagship". Transport Weekly. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  8. ^ "M/S Kristina Katarina / Introduction". Kristina Cruises. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Kristina Cruises lays off 150, sells ship". Yle Uutiset.
  10. ^ "Adventure Canada". Adventure Canada.

External links[edit]

Media related to IMO 7625811 at Wikimedia Commons