The cruise ship is presently on her way to Brest (France) shipyard where she will be renamed mv Ocean Gala.
In 2009, Thomson Cruises entrusted the Technical Management of Island Escape to Columbia. The vessel was built in 1981 by Dubigeon Normandie S. A. in Nantes (France) as the largest cruise ferry at that time.
After several conversions under Island Cruises she now has a capacity for 1.760 passengers and 636 crew.
Columbia enhanced its tailor-made service structures within the Cruise industry by founding CCS in 2014. Looking back on more than 30 years of experience in the cruise business it was the right time to set up a specialized 3rd party cruise management service.
CCS is operating out of Hamburg, Germany, since January 2015, dedicated exclusively to passenger, expedition cruise vessels and to the luxury yacht markets. CCS offers a broad scope of customized cruise and hotel services.