MV Crystal Serenity
Crystal Serenity – © Aleksi Lindström
Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No H32) for Crystal Cruises, Los Angeles, United States as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship
- Original Cost: $350 million
- Length on deck: 250.0m (820.2 ft) overall
- Breadth of hull: 34.0m (111.5 ft) extreme
- Draught: 7.60m (24.9 ft) maximum
- Tonnage: 68,870 gross/34,913 net/6,945 deadweight
- Engines: Six Wartsila 12V38B diesels
- Propulsion/Propellers: 52,197 kW/2 Azimuthing pods
- Speed: 22 knots
- Capacity: 1100 passengers
- Passenger decks: 8
- Crew: 655
- Navigation Officers: Scandinavian
- Call Sign: C6SY3
- MMSI Number: 311536000
- IMO Number: 9243667
- Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
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November 8th 2002: Launched.
June 30th 2003: Crystal Serenity delivered to Crystal Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas a wholly owned division of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Japan.
© Aleksi Lindström (both)
July 3rd 2003: Christened in Southampton.
July 7th 2003: Positioning cruise.
© John Wilson (both)
January 19th 2004: Departed Los Angeles on her first world circumnavigation. Next 106 days heading west via Hawaii, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Africa and South America.
April 27th 2005: First call at Dover.
© Nigel Thornton
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