MV Ocean Dream
Ex Pacific Star, Costa Tropicale, Tropicale
© Aleksi Lindström
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Aalborg Værft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark.(Yard No 234) as a cruise/passenger ship
- Length: 204.75 m (overall) 177 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 26.3 m
- Depth: 18.1 m
- Draught: 7.33 m
- Tonnage: 22,919 – 33,250 (2001) – 35,265 gross/ 9,639 – 16,862 net/6654 – 5694 deadweight
- Engines: Two 2 stroke 7 cylinder Sulzer 7RND68M diesels
- Power: 19570 kW/26,600 HP
- Speed: 21 knots
- Passenger Decks: 8
- Capacity: 1,422 – 1,411
- Crew: 391
- Crew Size: 526
- Call Sign: ELBM9, 3EWW6
- IMO Number: 7915096
- DNV GL id: G143136
- Port of Registry: Monrovia/ Liberia, Panama City/Panama, Genoa/Italy, London/UK Valletta/Malta, Panama City/Panama
July 1st 1979: Contract date.
May 25th 1980: Keel struck.
October 31st 1980: Launched.
December 4th 1981: Delivered to AVL Marine Inc, Monrovia, Liberia. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Aalborg Værft).
December 1981: Ten year Bareboat charter to Carnival Cruise Lines.
January 16th 1982: Maiden cruise to the Caribbean.
December 1991: Sold to Carnival Cruise Lines, Monrovia, Liberia.
February 2000: Sold to Costa Crociere SpA, Genoa, Italy and renamed COSTA TROPICALE.
© Tim Becker
© Gerolf Drebes (left) © Carsten Dettmer (right)
© Benoit Donne
February 2001 – June 2001: Rebuilt at Mariotti yard, Italy.
June 23rd 2001: Christened.
June 30th 2001: Introduced into 7 day cruising around the Mediterranean.
December 12th 2005: Sold to P&O Australia, Ltd, London, England and renamed PACIFIC STAR.
© David Pratt (left) © John Wilson (right)
April 2008: Sold to Pullmantur Cruises Atlantic, Valletta, Malta and renamed OCEAN DREAM.
© Cees Bustraan
January 20th 2012: Sold to Japanese Peace Boat for delivery in April.
March 2012: Management Maritime Holdings group.
© Cees Bustraan
April 25th 2012: Began cruising from Hakata, Japan.
May 24th 2016: Inaugural visit to Dover.
© Nigel Scutt
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Tim Becker, Cees Bustraan, Carsten Dettmer, Benoit Donne, Gerolf Drebes, Aleksi Lindström, David Pratt, Nigel Scutt (Dover Marina) and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.