MS The Calypso
The Calypso at Rhodes in 2008
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|Builder:||Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy|
|Fate:||Scrapped in Alang in 2013|
|General characteristics (after 1992 rebuild)|
|Length:||135.4 m (444 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||19.2 m (63 ft 0 in)|
|Draught:||6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)|
|Installed power:||Two Fiat diesel engines|
|Speed:||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Capacity:||596 passengers in 243 cabins|
Caly was a cruise liner owned by Louis Cruises, and was under charter to Thomson Cruises, part of TUI Travel at one time. Earlier names of the ship are Canguro Verde, Durr, Ionian Harmony, Sun Fiesta, Regent Jewel, Calypso and The Calypso. In April 2013, she was beached in Alang, India, for scrapping.
- 4 bars, 2 restaurants, library w/ internet, bistro, disco, casino, library, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, massage room, fashion shops. Cabin electricity supply 110 volts.
- 243 cabins
- 486 passengers on lower berths
- 740 passengers inc. upper berths
On Saturday 6 May 2006 at 4 am the starboard engine caught fire 16 miles off Eastbourne while it was carrying 708 people from Tilbury to Saint Peter Port on Guernsey. The crew put the fire out. The passengers meanwhile were assemble in the designated emergency stations, which however did not need to be launched. The fire caused extensive damage to the ship and she was out of action through the early part of the (northern hemisphere) summer cruising season.
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