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MV Queen of the Oceans – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9169550

MV Queen of the Oceans

ex Oceana, Ocean Princess

© Dennis Mortimer

Oceana – © Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 22/04/2017)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA. Monfalcone (Yard No 6044) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Princess Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $300 million
  • Length: 261.22 m (overall) 221.40 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 32.25 m
  • Depth: 17.40 m
  • Draught: 8.11 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 77499 gross/ net/8165t deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x Fincantieri Grandi Motori diesel Sulzer 16ZA40S – 16 cylinder diesels
  • Power: 46080 kW/62648HP
  • Speed: 21.0 knots (service)
  • Passenger Decks: 11
  • Capacity: 2272 passengers.
  • Crew: 850
  • Call Sign: MZHX7, ZCDN9
  • MMSI Number: 310473000
  • IMO Number: 9169550
  • Port of Registry: London/UK, Monrovia/Liberia, Hamilton/Bermuda
  • Sister Ships: Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess

Current AIS Location

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January 29th 2000: Delivered as OCEAN PRINCESS for Princess Cruises, Monrovia then to P & O Princess Cruises.

February 16th 2000: Entered service. Operating during the summer in Alaskan waters and during the winter in the Caribbean

© Benoit Donne  © Simonwp

© Benoit Donne (Barbados, December 2000)(Left) and © Simonwp (Fort Lauderdale 01/04/2002)(Right)

October 2002: Renamed OCEANA for Carnival PLC

2003: P&O Cruises merged with Carnival. Registered Owner; P&O Cruises Intl Ltd. Manager; Carnival PLC

2004: Registered Owner; Carnival PLC

©  Cedric Hacke  ©  Cedric Hacke

©  Cedric Hacke (Zeebrugge, 29/09/2007)

March 28th 2008 – April 11th 2008: Refit at Lloyd Werft.

November 29th 2017 – December 17th 2017: £31 million refit at Blohm+Voss, Hamburg.

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 01/01/2018)

March 19th 2020: Arrived in Dover for a period of prolonged lay-up owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.




© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

May – June 2020: Continued to use the port however, periodically, made extended journeys (ie Weymouth Bay, Tyne etc) possibly to avoid the removal of  Classification and Flag State requirements.

July 7th 2020: “P&O say the ship will leave the fleet this month but no details have yet emerged about where she is headed to. “.

July 8th 2020: Sailed from Southampton.

July 17th 2020: Arrived in Patras, Greece.

July 21st 2020: Reportedly sold to Seajets for delivery July 21st 2020. Renamed QUEEN OF THE OCEANS.

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: Benoit Donne, Cedric Hacke, Dennis Mortimer, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Simonwp and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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