ex Andrea, Harald Jarl
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1960 by A/S Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim Norway (Yard No. 244 ) for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap A/S, Trondheim
- Length: 87.41 m (overall) 79.55 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 13.29 m
- Depth: 5.67 m
- Draught: 4.60 m
- Tonnage: 2,568 – 2,632 gross/1,319 – 1,092 net/ 650 deadweight
- Engines: One 5-cylinder B & W Akers 50V BF-110/40 diesel
- Power: 2538 kW/3450 HP
- Speed: 16 knots (service), 18.3 knots (Max)
- Capacity: 600 – 225 – 96 passengers
- Crew: 48
- Call Sign: LAMQ, ELZV7, J8B4685
- IMO Number: 5142657
- Official Number: 15329
- Port of Registry: Trondheim/Norway, Tromsø/Norway, Monrovia/Liberia, Kingstown/St Vincent & Grenadines
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January 29th 1960: Launched.
June 20th 1960: Delivered Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap A/S Trondheim, Norway.
June 26th 1960: Commenced service in the Hurtigruten from Bergen – Kirkenes.
1983: Rebuilt with extra cabins.
April 1985: Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap to A / S Kosmos, Bergen a subsidiary of A / S Kosmos.
December 1988: Sells A / S Kosmos subsidiary Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap to Troms Fylkes Dampskipsselskap.
🆕© Pieter Inpyn
August 6th 1997: Ran aground at Rorvik. Towed into Rorvik for inspection and was repaired at Myklebust Mek Verksted, Gurskebotn.
October 10th 2001: Last voyage Bergen to Kirkenes.
October 2001: Taken out of service and used as a barracks ship in Fosen.
2002: Sold to Elegant Cruise Line, Monrovia, Liberia and renamed ANDREA.
August 2002: Rebuilt in Uddevalla.
May 18th 2003: Towed to Cityvarvet, Gothenburg for further improvements.
September 16th 2003: Left Cityvarvet, Gothenburg bound for Dover.
September 18th 2003: Arrived in Dover.
© Nigel Thornton (18/09/2003 @ Dover) (Left) and © John Mavin (Right)
November 4th 2003: Maiden cruise Cadiz to Antigua.
© Nigel Thornton (06/09/2004 @ Dover)
© Aleksi Lindström
April 2006: Registered to AML Shipping Ltd, Monrovia, Liberia.
April 2009: Laid up in Split.
April 2012: Sold to Premier Cruises Ltd .
2013: Renamed SERENISSIMA and commenced cruising.
May 20th 2013: Ran aground off the coast of Scotland. No injuries.
May 21st 2013: Towed to Oban Bay for inspection. Found to be undamaged and continued her schedule.
© Willem Oldenburg
© Cees Bustraan
September 6th 2018: Due at Dover.
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