MV Ocean Majesty

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Ocean Majesty departing Tobermory Bay - - 1591499.jpg
  • 1966–1985: Juan March
  • 1985–1986: Sol Christina
  • 1986–1988: Kypros Star
  • 1988–1994: Ocean Majesty
  • 1994–1995: Olympic
  • 1995: Homeric
  • 1995 onwards: Ocean Majesty
  • 1966–1985: Trasmediterránea
  • 1985–1986: Sol Mediterranean
  • 1986–1987: Opale Lines
  • 1989 – present: Majestic International Cruises
Port of registry
BuilderUnion Naval de Levante
Yard number93[1]
Launched4 December 1965[1]
Acquired27 July 1966[1]
In service1966
StatusLaid Up in Greece
General characteristics
Tonnage10,417 GRT
Length135 metres (443 ft)
Beam15.8 metres (52 ft)
Speed18 knots
  • 535 (normal)
  • 621 (maximum)

MV Ocean Majesty is a cruise ship, originally built in 1966 as the ferry Juan March. The ship is now registered in the International Shipping Register of Madeira (MAR), Portugal.


Ocean Majesty was launched as Juan March for the Madrid based ferry operator Trasmediterránea.[2] She was the first of two near identical Albatros-class sisters, the other being the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.[3] During her service with her original owners Juan March was mainly used to ferry passengers from Spain to the Balearic Islands. In 1985 Juan March was sold to the Sol Mediterranean and became Sol Christina.[4] She was not operated long by these owners, and was sold to become the Kyros Star of Opale Lines.[5] She was then sold to Majestic International Cruises, who rebuilt her from her original ferry-like form into a cruise ship, and she received her current name Ocean Majesty.[6] Majestic International operated her for several years, until they chartered Ocean Majesty to Epirotiki in 1994, the latter company renamed her Homeric.[7] Homeric operated for a year until her charter expired, and she was subsequently returned to Majestic International and named Ocean Majesty once again. Majestic International has chartered her to many different companies since 1995, most frequently to the British vacation company Page & Moy.[8] Since 2013 she has been operated by German cruise company Hansa Touristik between May and October. Since 2021 is laid up at Chalkis Shipyard, Greece.

The future[edit]

Ocean Majesty fulfils SOLAS 2010 in her current construction.


  1. ^ a b c MS Juan March. Byggd 1966 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ "Trasmediterranea - Ferry Postcards and Photographs".
  3. ^ Trasmed2
  4. ^ Sol Christina
  5. ^ Kyros Star
  6. ^ Co, Lakeside Publishing (1 December 1996). Cruise Travel. Lakeside Publishing Co.
  7. ^ Homeric
  8. ^ Ocean Majesty