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Cruise Ships


A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship’s amenities are a part of the experience, as well as the different destinations, i.e., ports of call, along the way. Transportation is not the only purpose of cruising, particularly on cruises that return passengers to their originating port, with the ports of call usually in a specified region of a continent.

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MV Saga Pearl (I) – Past and Present

MV Minerva – ex Saga Pearl, Okean – Steel twin screw motor vessel originally part-built in 1990 at Okean Shipyard, Nikolayev, Soviet Union (Yard No 1) as a research ship, the partially completed the hull being which was sold to Swan Hellenic Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas, in 1994 and fully completed at T. Mariotti Yard, Genoa, Italy (Yard No 595)