MV Ocean Dream, Past and Present

25/05/2016: Gallery updated - NT

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

Technical Data

  • 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

Current Location

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History

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  © Carsten Dettmer

© Gerolf Drebes (left) © Carsten Dettmer (right)

© Benoit Donne  © Benoit Donne

© 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  © John Wilson

© David Pratt (left) © John Wilson (right)

April 2008: Sold to Pullmantur Cruises Atlantic, Valletta, Malta and renamed OCEAN DREAM.

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

January 20th 2012: Sold to Japanese Peace Boat for delivery in April.

March 2012: Management Maritime Holdings group.

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

April 25th 2012: Began cruising from Hakata, Japan.

May 24th 2016: Inaugural visit to Dover.

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt

 © 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.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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